Research Assistant – The Communicate Study

 Part-time (0.2 FTE) contract until 31 December 2025Based in Darwin This position is designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people onlyBe part of an exciting opportunity!Menzies is looking for an l Research Assistant to join the Global and Tropical Health - Communicate Study team in the Northern Territory. The vision of the Communicate Study is to ensure more Aboriginal patients receive culturally safe healthcare in their first language. The goal of this study is to improve the health outcomes of Aboriginal peoples accessing healthcare in the NT and support a positive experience of care.The Research Assistant will be responsible to undertake qualitative data collection (interviews) to understand the experiences of Aboriginal people in the health care system as well as co-facilitate training in cultural safety for health care providers at Royal Darwin Hospital and other Top End Hospitals through an existing program called ‘Ask the Specialist Plus’. The Study program comprises weekly training sessions of 8-week blocks for healthcare providers. The Research Assistant will support reflective discussion, draw on ‘lived experience’ and answer questions about healthcare interactions with Aboriginal clients. Scale up to other participating hospitals (Palmerston, Katherine and Gove District Hospitals) is planned during the 5-year study.This position is based in Darwin and will require some travel to regional locations throughout NT for up to 2 days, up to three times per year.What you will bring to the roleAs an enthusiastic, qualified professional, you will have tertiary qualifications or an equivalent qualification or research experience.The successful applicant will:have demonstrated knowledge and understanding of matters concerning the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoplesunderstand barriers and enablers to improving communication between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and health providersUnderstand cultural safety in an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander context and how cultural safety impacts on healthcare deliveryhave experience in data collection and analysis for researchhave experience in delivering presentationshave the ability to provide guidance, support and mentoring to junior bilingual, fluent in both an Aboriginal language spoken in the Top End and English.The successful applicant will also have exceptional communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with community stakeholders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community organisations, and the ability to work collaboratively with health professionals and academic colleagues. This position requires the ability to work respectfully with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and health care providers in high stress environments such as hospitals.  Why MenziesMenzies is 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.Benefits of working for Menzies6 weeks annual leave16 weeks paid parental leaveOption to increase super to 14%Attractive salary package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits:Academic Level A $92,885 - $118,790 per annum, pro-rata (comprising a gross salary of $71,647 - $94,329 per annum, pro-rata)Contact:Applicants are required to address the Selection Criteria in the Position Description. To obtain the Position Description, please visit Menzies careers website: you have any questions regarding this Position Description, please contact:Vicki KerriganQualitative Researcher, the Communicate StudyGlobal and Tropical HealthVia Email:  For any other queries, please call 08 8946 8626.Closing date:  Sunday, 15th May 2022  Applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The successful candidate will be required to provide suitable evidence of vaccinations to Menzies Human Resources.PD_Research Assistant - The Communicate Study 71000 AUD Darwin