Research Midwife/Research Nurse – GLU Study

Maternal Health   Are you interested in a new challenge and keen to develop or strengthen your clinical skills? Do you have an understanding of health issues affecting First Nations Australians and have experience working with research participants, patients or community members?If this sounds like you, join our team of research professionals! Be part of an exciting opportunity!Menzies School of Health Research is looking to engage a Research Midwife/Research Nurse to be part of the Maternal Health Research Study team.The Research Midwife/Research Nurse will be part of the GLU study which aims to develop new approaches to identify pregnant First Nations women at risk of preterm birth based on vaginal microbial biomarkers evaluated in early to mid-gestation, and ensure that the research study meets standards of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, including informed consent, participant eligibility assessment, and adverse event monitoring.The successful applicant will receive education and training prior to conducting any research activities, and will be responsible for participant recruitment, clinical data and specimen collection, and follow-up visits according to the Study Protocol and Standard Operating Procedures. This position is based in Darwin and the successful applicant will be required to travel to remote communities across the Top End of the Northern Territory via light aircraft and/or 4WD for up to 3 days per trip, and up to 8 trips per year. What you will bring to the role:As a star candidate and qualified health professional, you will have tertiary qualifications in midwifery or nursing with relevant proven clinical experience in either a hospital or community-based health service and current registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).The successful applicant will also have exceptional written and communication skills and the ability to engage effectively with internal and external stakeholders including 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 sensitively in multicultural and multidisciplinary settings with the skills to engage and communicate with First Nations peoples.Why Menzies?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. Benefits of working for Menzies:6 weeks annual leaveBase salary of $96,260 - $104,463 per annum, pro-rataTotal remuneration package including superannuation and salary packaging benefits of $120,881 – $130,232 per annum, pro-rataOption of increasing superannuation contribution to 14% To apply for this position, you will need to provide proof of your right to work in Australia. This could be a working visa, evidence of permanent resident status, an Australian or New Zealand passport, an Australian birth certificate or a certificate of Australian citizenship. Menzies is unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment visa at this time. If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact: Dr Kiarna BrownSenior Research FellowChild and Maternal Health DivisionVia email: How to Apply:Please click on the 'Apply' button to submit your application.   Applicants are required to provide:Cover letter;Current resume and 2 recent professional referees;Responses addressing the selection criteria in the Position Description, which must be no more than two (2) pages; andAny other relevant supporting documentation. To obtain the Position Description, or for more information on how to apply for this position, please visit Menzies’ careers website: or email Menzies Human Resources at  Closing date:  Sunday, 18 February 2024 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. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply for this position. Menzies is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. Applicants who have support or access requirements, are encouraged to advise us at the time of their applications, to ensure appropriate assistance is provided throughout the recruitment process. Position Description_Research Midwife/Research Nurse AUD Darwin 0800