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Research Assistant

Apply now Job no: 497241
Work type: Part-time
Location: Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Research

  • 12 Months 0.5 FTE
  • New project funded by ADEA Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Melbourne Burwood Campus
  • RES_148 $68,914 (pro-rata) + 17% Superannuation

Deakin’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the largest in Australia and ranked amongst the best in the world. It has a strong research culture and a proud history of applying research findings to clinical practice, education programs and healthcare policy.

We are currently seeking a Research Assistant to conduct research in the area of diabetes. You will be given an opportunity to develop your research expertise through the pursuit of defined research projects relevant to the field of research.

Your key responsibilities will include and not limited to:

  • Initiate and conduct research under limited supervision to achieve the objectives of specific funded project/s.
  • Contribute to building an active research record; prepare findings for oral and written communication including publications and the generation of external research income.
  • Effectively produce data, maintain data protocols and enter data into the database. Conduct preliminary data cleaning, screening and analysis.
  • Promote the activities of the University, particularly those relating to research and research training, within academic and professional communities locally and in Australia.
  • Develop research-related material for teaching or other purposes, with appropriate guidance from other staff.
  • Undertake some administrative functions primarily connected with the area of research.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience or a Postgraduate qualification in a health discipline.
  • Experience conducting literature reviews and qualitative research methods would be an advantage.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to produce clear and accurate communications that are appropriate for their intended audience.
  • Demonstrated ability to organise and plan, and to meet rigid and conflicting demands and deadlines, along with the ability to adapt to changed priorities.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD - Research Assistant .pdf

Applications for this position close on 21st January 2020.

This role has been identified as having contact with children and requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please ensure to include a cover letter, resume and responses to the Key Selection Criteria in your application.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Virginia Hagger on virginia.hagger@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is one of the new breeds of global universities – agile, dynamic and innovative. We are committed to making a genuine difference in people’s lives through excellence in education and research. As a Victorian university with a global impact, join us and let’s see what we can achieve together.

Our people are important to us, and we understand the significance of providing them with a dynamic and diverse working environment, with opportunities to grow and develop their careers.

At Deakin, we offer a variety of benefits including a flexible and sustainable working environment, lifestyle benefits and various discounts with our third party suppliers.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

We understand that our academic workforce is increasingly diverse, and we recognise academic careers may be placed on hold throughout many life circumstances. Achievement relative to opportunity places more emphasis on the quality, as opposed to the quantity of research outputs. In your application, we strongly encourage you to comment on your achievements relative to opportunity.

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