Casual Research Assistant
• Casual Research Assistant
• Injury Division
Established in 1999, The George Institute for Global Health is a global, not-for-profit medical research organisation, affiliated with leading academic partners, with major centres in Australia, China, India and the United Kingdom. We have been ranked among the top 10 research institutes in the world for scientific impact. Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.
We are seeking a Research Assistant to work on the PlaTFORM study to assist with initial contact and screening of clients to invite them to participate, and maintain a database of participants and contact information. The RA will need to be personable with excellent communication skills, with the ability to engage with clients warmly and professionally.
The PlaTFORM study is a National Health and Medical Research Council funded project with the aim of preventing falls in an older vision impaired population. The study works closely with Guide Dogs NSW/ACT and will deliver a randomised trial of an exercise intervention to prevent falls in clients of this service.
The RA will be based at the Guide Dogs NSW/ACT Chatswood office, though will also be required to attend the George Institute offices in Newtown, and may be required to travel within NSW.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
• Maintain PlaTFORM study eligibility list from Guide Dogs NSW/ACT client database.
• In collaboration with study investigators and Guide Dogs O&M Instructors shortlist potential study participants
• Mail invitation letters to shortlisted participants
• Follow-up phone call with eligibility screening and invitation to participate
• Liaise with key study staff on recruitment progress
• General project administration, packaging calendars, booking travel and liaising with external stakeholders eg, O&M instructors, email communication and recruitment updates on Sharepoint site, maintenance of study equipment.
• Comply with Occupational Health and Safety legislation and operate in accordance with established Occupational Health and Safety practice and procedures at the Institute and Guide Dogs NSW/ACT;
Desired Skills and Experience
Our ideal candidate will possess:
• Experience in a research or health environment, including direct patient/participant/client contact with customer service experience
• Experience using MS Office, and large databases experience with REDCap although not essential is highly desirable
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including excellent phone manner, and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with the public.
• Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team.
• Well organised and efficient, with the capacity to work under pressure
• Sound knowledge of confidentiality issues in a research environment.
• Attention to detail, and skills in planning and problem solving.
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
Please note that this is a casual opportunity of approximately 20 hours a week but this will vary dependent on the study's workload.
The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as LGBTI; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
To apply for this job go to http://thegeorgeinstitute.recruitmenthub.com.au. Applications close on 8 January 2017
Type of career: Jobs
Application close date: 08/01/2017