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Research Assistant

Apply now Job no: 497376
Work type: Part-time
Location: Melbourne - Other
Categories: Research

The Australian Centre for Behavioural Research in Diabetes (ACBRD) is a partnership for better health between Diabetes Victoria and Deakin University, established in May 2010. The ACBRD conducts applied research focused on the behavioural, psychological and social aspects of diabetes (‘behavioural diabetes’), intended to improve the health and quality of life of all Australians affected by diabetes.

The role

  • Located at Diabetes Victoria, North Melbourne
  • $63,134 - $69,914 + 17% Superannuation
  • Part-time 22.05 hours per week until December 2020

In this newly created fixed-term position, you will work as part of a close-knit, collegial team including research only and administrative support staff, as well as Higher Degree by Research students.

Specifically, the position involves working with a Research Fellow and the Foundation Director to advance knowledge generation and translation in the area of screening for and prevention of type 2 diabetes among women with previous gestational diabetes.

To thrive in the role you will have experience in qualitative interviewing and systematic reviewing along with excellent work ethic, be a team player who is solutions focussed, with a genuine passion for Health Psychology.

The Research Assistant is expected to contribute towards the research effort of The ACBRD and Deakin University and is responsible for activities associated with the second aim of the study including:

  • coordinating recruitment for qualitative telephone interviews which will to explore barriers and enablers to uptake of type 2 diabetes screening among women previously diagnosed with gestational diabetes;
  • coordinating and quality checking professional transcription of recorded interviews, assistance with coding and thematic analysis of interview data; 
  • contributing to the development of evidence-based psycho-educational messaging and resources;
  • supporting the research team to undertake pilot assessment of the resource, employing qualitative research methods;
  • administrative and communications support including word processing, information dissemination and arranging meetings as directed by the Project Manager; and
  • constructively contributing to a vibrant research team, including participating with colleagues in developing and maintaining links and partnerships with the wider diabetes research community.

To be successful, you'll have;

  • Honours/4th year or higher degree in psychology, or other health-related field with a research component.
  • Experience conducting literature searches and demonstrated the ability to synthesise key findings.
  • Experience conducting or contributing to psychological research, using qualitative methods.  This may involve involvement in study design, data collection (interviews, focus groups), data management, coding and analyses (using dedicated programs such as QSR NVivo), and interpretation of findings.
  • Experience preparing study protocols, ethics applications, and study materials such as plain language statement forms and surveys. 

For a copy of the position description, Download File Position Description Research Assistant.pdf

Applications for this position close on 27th January 2020.

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

Please note, the University will be closed from 21 December 2019 until and including 1 January 2020. During this time our staff will not be available to answer recruitment queries. We look forward to responding to any queries once the University re-opens on 2 January 2020.

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.

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