As one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
About the position:
The eGFR3 Study represents the third kidney health assessment of adult Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who at baseline had a range of kidney function from healthy to advanced kidney damage (but not receiving renal replacement therapy). The first eGFR Study assessment occurred during 2007-2011 across 20 sites in 5 regions of Australia (Top-End NT, Central Australia, Kimberley, Goldfields and North Queensland). The eGFR3 Study is committed to partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to enable answers to health questions and support improved health outcomes. Indigenous leadership is present in all aspects of the study conduct, including within the community, clinical and research governance groups. Using direct health assessments (including biomedical sampling) and indirect health assessment (data linkage principles), the eGFR3 Study aims to describe the long-term kidney health and level of kidney function of adults from baseline.
The Clinical Research Officer will be responsible for organising and preparing daily clinical-related research activities associated with this project including participant visits, collecting, and processing data and biomedical specimens, entering data and following up participants.
The position is based in Darwin and will involve regular travel by light aircraft or 4WD to remote communities and capital cities for up to 5 days at a time, once a month.
The successful applicant will have:
- Tertiary qualification in a health-related field and relevant registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with at least four (4) years subsequent relevant experience.
- Experience working in a culturally safe manner with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in urban and remote clinical and/or research settings.
- Experience working in complex multidisciplinary health research projects.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills which will enable the position holder to communicate sensitively and effectively with a wide range of people at a variety of levels internal and external to Menzies, including people from diverse cultures.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a research team, maintaining confidentiality of data and personal information.
- Proven organisational and time management skills, punctuality and strong record keeping abilities with close attention to detail and accuracy.
- Proficient in MS Office suite including experience with a range of software applications and data records management applications.
- Ability to apply situational judgement in problem-solving.
- Willingness to undertake training in the skills required to complete all protocol activities, such as anthropometric and bioimpedance measurements, shipping specimens, phlebotomy.
- A current NT driver’s license, Police Check and Working with Children Clearance (for NT, WA and QLD) or the willingness and ability to obtain and maintain both.
- Training and experience in venipuncture.
- Experience in science or health sector research or health services particularly related to chronic or end-stage kidney disease.
- Knowledge of, or training in, Good Clinical Practice.
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply
Contact: Diana Mosca on 08 8946 8567 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
What we offer:
- A part time, 0.6 FTE position
- A fixed Term contract until 31 December 2024.
- 6 weeks annual leave
- Option to increase super to 14%
- Attractive salary package and benefits $111,220 - $119,651 pa, salary package (comprising gross salary $87,586 - $95,051 pa, superannuation and salary packaging benefits.
Closing date: Sunday, 13 June 2021
Applicants are required to address the selection criteria. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8626.