The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Research Assistant (Casual)

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Contact name: 
Kate Hunter

Interested in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child health?

The George Institute for Global Health is looking for a Research Assistant to work on a study that focuses on better understanding burns in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: their treatment, access to services and outcomes.  The position offers flexible hours, up to 10 hours / week, generous working conditions.

What will the role require?

This successful applicant will be responsible for the recruitment of children and their families into the study at The Royal Darwin Hospital and will conduct interviews at different time points, follow-up phone calls and some data entry. This project is part of a multi-centre project “Understanding burn injury in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children”.  The information gathered from this study will describe the burden of injury, including cost, and will describe access to treatment, ongoing care and outcomes from the perspectives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their parents. Ultimately, the information from this study will be used to inform the development of appropriate, best practice, models of care.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in research and health care. The successful applicant will be part of a national team of leading injury prevention researchers and clinicians and will be supported by staff at The Royal Darwin Hospital as well as the coordinating team at The George Institute.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

The successful applicant will have:
• a degree or diploma in health related work or community services (desirable but not essential)
• experience in working effectively and respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and / or Aboriginal Community Controlled Health services
• confidence to engage with parents and to communicate appropriately with all ages
• some experience in working with children
• excellent interpersonal, communication skills in English and the ability to work well and flexibly i.e. autonomously, in small teams
• strong administration and organisational skills
• experience in working with computer programs (such as Word)
• confidence in working in the hospital setting

Once appointed the successful applicant will need a Working With Children Check.

All applications should be submitted to

All applicants must supply both a Cover Letter and a Resume.  This role is an immediate start so please submit your application as soon as possible.