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 prevalence of youth-onset type 2 diabetes is increasing worldwide, with higher risk of comorbidities and complications than for those with later-onset diabetes. Data on the prevalence of youth-onset type 2 diabetes amongst First Nations Australians has historically been sparse.
As part of the Type 2 Diabetes project within the Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases Division at Menzies, this position will be responsible for the planning and data collection for the follow-up audit. Data collection involves electronic extraction of routine clinical data and will involve liaison with relevant health services across northern Australia. They will also assist the Clinical Lead Investigator in the analysis and publication of data.
Under the supervision of the Chief Investigator and Project Manager, the Project Coordinator will:
- Communicate with relevant health services to seek their involvement and support for a follow-up audit.
- Obtain ethics approval for the study through relevant ethics committees across NT (Top End and Central Australia), Kimberley and Far North Queensland.
- Liaise with relevant health services to obtain data extraction permissions.
- Update study protocols and procedures.
- Coordinate/ undertake the data extraction from hospital records or primary health care records across the NT (Top End and Central Australia), Kimberley and Far North Queensland.
- Communicate and coordinate effectively with the research team across the jurisdictions and participating hospital and primary health care clinical and administrative staff.
- In line with relevant standards and guidelines, assist with undertaking administrative study procedures. This includes facilitating data transfer and storage, in addition to ethics reporting.
- Update the Youth Type 2 Diabetes team and Diabetes across the Life Course Partnership on the progress of study at regular meetings.
- Prepare reports of study progress and findings for various audiences, including community groups and participating health services.
The successful applicant will have:
- A degree with at least four years subsequent relevant experience (public health, research, health promotion, health care) or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
- Demonstrated experience coordinating clinical research studies, undertaking data extraction and adhering to study protocols and procedures.
- Highly developed ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a range of audiences including people from diverse cultures and a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated experience working in a culturally responsive manner with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, communities and organisations.
- Highly developed organisational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet deadlines whilst keeping attention to detail
- Capacity to work independently under broad direction, and as part of a research team, maintaining confidentiality.
- Demonstrated ability in writing progress reports against study milestones
- Strong record keeping skills, attention to detail, problem-solving skills, punctuality and positive attitude.
- Demonstrated experience and competency with a range of computer software including the Microsoft Office Suite and research statistical platforms
Contact: Dr. Renae Kirkham via email email@example.com
What we offer:
- 6 weeks annual leave
- Option to increase super to 14%
- Attractive salary package and benefits $113,238 - $121,927 pa, salary package (comprising gross salary $89,426 - $97,048 pa, superannuation and salary packaging benefits.
Closing date: 31st January 2022
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants are required to submit a Resume and cover letter addressing 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 8472.
Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Selected applicant will be required to provide suitable evidence to Human Resources.