Research Assistant



Full time

Scientific Research

Jun 21

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About the job

This Job is based in Australia

The School of Women’s & Children’s Health

UNSW Medicine & Health


The Faculty of Medicine at UNSW offers innovative research to improve health in Australia and around the world by translating discoveries into breakthrough cures, therapies, interventions and policies. In 2021 UNSW Medicine is ranked 4th in Australia and 45th globally for its outstanding research and teaching excellence. The School of Women’s & Children’s Health (SWCH) in the faculty of Medicine & Health is comprised of the clinical disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics, and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Statistics Unit (NPESU).

The Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU) is a part of the Kids Cancer Centre at Sydney Children's Hospital and the School of Women's and Children's Health, UNSW. The Unit comprises of a multidisciplinary team with representation from psychology, dietetics, paediatric oncology/haematology, social work, nursing, bereavement counselling, behavioural sciences and exercise physiology. The unit undertakes psychosocial and nutritional research as related to paediatric illness, with a focus on childhood cancer.

About This Opportunity

The Behavioural Sciences Unit is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to provide effective administrative and research assistance to research studies investigating psychological and behavioural outcomes in childhood cancer survivors.

  • Salary Package: From $ 75,832 - $ 85,807, plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Full-time (35 hours a week), fixed term position for 12 months.
  • Location: School of Women’s & Children’s Health, Randwick, Sydney

About You

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in health, psychology, science or a related discipline or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through a combination of education, training or experience.
  • Previous experience providing research assistance for studies in a health-related field or clinical trials research is highly regarded
  • Previous experience in medical research and an understanding of the psychosocial implications of chronic illness in children
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain and organise complex filing systems including use of REDCap.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to accurately plan, execute and document experimental research.
  • Knowledge of and aptitude to learn various IT software, such as research-related computer programs (such as SPSS and Endnote).

To Apply: Please submit your CV and respond to the skills and experience section of the position description.

For any specific role enquiries please contact Jordana McLoone (E:, do not send applications directly to the above contact.

Given current Australian Government COVID-19 border restrictions, we are only accepting applications from Australian citizens or permanent residents or people currently residing in Australia with full working rights.

Applications close: 11.55PM, 4th July 2021

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