Are you passionate about clinical research and want a career that makes a difference? Join our team of health research professionals!
This position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
About the role:
Menzies is looking for part time Research Assistants to join the Global and Tropical Health Division and be part of the study team aiming to improve health outcomes for people living with Rheumatic heart disease.
The Research Assistant/s will support research generally, with specific responsibility for projects funded through the National Heart Foundation awards that are designed to build the capacity of Aboriginal community health researchers. They include:
- Quantifying myocardial inflammation in Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), a project that will determine the ability of cardiac MRI to help diagnose ARF and predict who is at highest risk of developing RHD in the future.
- Beyond the Scars, a project that will explore the social and emotional needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with RHD.
The Research Assistants will work closely with communities, healthcare workers, general practitioners, midwives and sonographers at the study sites. They will also support development of training materials for echocardiographic training, and contribute to other related RHD projects, as part of the RHD team.
What you will bring:
As an enthusiastic, qualified health professional with relevant tertiary qualifications with at least 4 years’ clinical research experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and /or education and training.
You will also have academic strengths in either global health, Indigenous health, health policy, health systems, health economics, epidemiology, environmental health and/or research methodologies.
- Coordinate engagement with stakeholders and academics relevant to the project.
- Undertake procedures relevant to the research projects including: obtaining informed consent; clinical assessments; review of medical records; completion of questionnaires and data entry; collection of specimens and transport to laboratories; monitoring of adverse events and ongoing participant examinations and assessments as required.
- Follow-up outstanding participant information as required.
- Coordinate community visits and activity support the conduct of yarning circles, including maintaining records of discussion (audio recordings and transcription)
- Assist with data analysis and report preparation
- Contribute to the development of culturally appropriate training materials for echocardiographic training.
- Contribute to the preparation of reports and presentations.
What you will get:
Menzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter.
As a recognised national leader in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research, education and research training, Menzies is committed to providing a culturally inclusive and supportive work environment, and ensuring our workforce is representative of the people with and for whom we work. We seek to amplify First Nations voices in all aspects of our work, and we strongly encourage Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for this position.
Benefits of working for Menzies
- Exciting career opportunity with one of Australia’s leading health research institutes
- Lead change and help make a positive impact
- 6 weeks annual leave per annum, significant salary packaging benefits and other market leading conditions.
- Base Salary GSL 7 $89,426 - $97,048, per annum, pro-rata (Total remuneration salary Package including superannuation $113,280 - $121,890 per annum, pro-rata).
Base Salary Academic Level A $71,647 - $94,329 per annum, pro-rata (Total remuneration package including superannuation $92,885 – 118,790 per annum, pro-rata)
If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:
PEDRO Programs – Global & Tropical Health
Phone: 08 8946 8638
How to Apply:
Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.
Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:
- Cover letter
- Updated resume
- A statement addressing the selection criteria (No more than 2 pages)
- Any other relevant supporting documentation
For a copy of the position description or to find more information on how to apply for this role please visit Menzies careers website: http://careers.menzies.edu.au/ or phone 08 8946 8626.
Closing date: Wednesday, 30 November 2022
The position will only be open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special/ equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cwlth) and section 57 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1992 (NT).