Senior Research Assistant
- Full time (1 FTE)
- 12 month contract
- Respected global research organisation
- Make an impact on global health outcomes
Application closing date: 12th March 2020
The George Institute (‘TGI’) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Due to our continued growth, The George is now seeking a proactive and self-motivated Senior Research Assistant (SRA) to join our growing organisation.
The Professorial Unit focuses on non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease and dementia. The Unit engages in large-scale clinical trials and epidemiological studies to generate high-quality evidence regarding the treatment and prevention of these diseases. The Unit comprises of seven academics (professorial fellows, research fellows, visiting fellows, doctoral students) and one operational staff. The unit also has a strong background on sex differences research and applied statistics.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed researcher who can support three new projects involving sex and gender research: (1) global survey of risk factors and treatment in stroke, (2) sex equity in clinical trials in stroke and (3) policy initiatives to remove sex and gender inequities in health and medical research and practice. The Senior Research Assistant (SRA) will also form relationships with, and provide a specific contribution to, various research projects. SRAs are engaged primarily to fulfill a specific project requirement; share expertise, skills or knowledge (capacity building); and consolidate cross‐institutional relationships, collaborations or partnerships.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
- Initiate and conduct research under limited supervision
- Synthesising literature and contributing to systematic reviews
- Assist with preparation and analysis of data from research project, preparing research manuscripts and associated reports on research projects
- Contribute towards building future projects and grant applications
- Effectively collect/ produce and maintain project data. Conduct data analysis and prepare data for publications and reporting
- Maintenance and updating of the study protocol, procedures manual, ethics application, data collection tools, data quality plans through liaising with Data Management, Bio-statisticians, Research Fellows, Directors, and Quality Assurance Manager
- Assist in the preparation of Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Governance submissions
- Coordinate the day to day administration of the studies, including monitoring study progress, responding immediately to queries
- Regularly update study tracking tools and systems
- Manage effective communication with internal and external study staff and key stakeholders
- Adhere to all study protocols and participate in protocol training sessions as required
- Adhere to safety policies and study SOPs, as outlined by The George Institute
- Adhere to the workplace policies and procedures of individual hospital study sites, as required
- Attend study team meetings and appropriately represent The George Institute and the study at all times while located at clinical sites
Our ideal candidate will possess:
- Knowledge of cardiovascular disease, epidemiology, injury prevention, health promotion, allied health environment, or equivalent research
- Proven ability to work independently
- Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and the Internet
- Strong problem solving, analytical skills, and strategic thinking
- Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills, presentation skills and the ability to work well and flexibly
- Excellent organisational and time management skills - having the ability to organise, take initiative and follow up independently
- Attention to detail and rigorous methodological approach
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
- Experience with statistical analysis
- Experience in writing research papers and/or grant applications
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively and build relationships within a multidisciplinary team
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.
Everyone is encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, LGBTIQ people and mature-aged adults.
Type of career: Jobs
City: Newtown, Sydney
Application close date: 12/03/2020