Assistant Research Fellow - Women's and Children's Health

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: Permanent

Assistant Research Fellow - Women's and Children's Health-1901156



Who we are
Women’s and Children’s Health is a mid-size teaching and research department with 80 administration, teaching and research staff. The department comprises two sections:
• Obstetrics and Gynaecology; and
• Paediatrics.
The NZ Child and Youth Epidemiology Service (NZCYES) and the NZ Mortality Review Data Group (NZMRDG) are semi-autonomous, externally funded research groups within the section of Paediatrics.
The role
As an Assistant Research Fellow within our department your main objective will be to collaborate with the NZCYES and the NZMRDG team members (0.5 FTE for each) to ensure timely delivery of high quality reports in order to meet contractual obligations.
Responsibilities will include:
• Undertaking data analysis and presenting data in a variety of formats (e.g. tables, graphs) for inclusion in child and youth mortality and health status reports.
• Regularly reviewing relevant data management processes, with a view to continuous quality improvement.
• Assessing data quality, level of completeness, and relevance of externally supplied data and providing feedback to data suppliers when appropriate.
• Contributing to the writing of reports including appropriate interpretation of mortality and health data about children and young people in New Zealand.
• Undertaking literature reviews as required, working either independently or collaboratively, to prepare reviews of evidence for good practice or current state of knowledge in relation to child and youth health issues.
Your skills and experience
• Postgraduate degree in Health Science or a related field – a research degree is preferable.
• Ability to undertake statistical analyses using standard statistical software programmes (e.g. SAS, Stata, or R; training and support available).
• Sound knowledge of statistical techniques, including the ability to extract, manipulate and analyse statistical data, to suggest patterns and test for trends based on analyses.
• A passion for accuracy and high standards of presentation.
• Understanding of the principles of evidence-informed medicine and its relevance to population health.
• Knowledge, or a willingness to acquire knowledge, and understanding of the New Zealand health and social system and government processes, particularly in the area of health and wellbeing among children and young people (in the widest sense).
• Understanding or a willingness to learn of inequities in health for various population groups, including Māori and Pacific children and young people, and those with chronic conditions and disabilities.
• Clinical experience in child health can be advantageous.
Further details
This is a full-time, fixed term position for 12 months.
To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 1901156 will close on Wednesday, 12 June 2019.

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Location: About Dunedin

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Employment Status
 Fixed Term Full-time
Salary Level and Range
 Assistant Research Fellow ($48,821 to $68,515)
 Women's and Children's Health
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