First listed on: 15 March 2019

Research Assistant-Participant Coordinator 

  • Exciting opportunity to join the ForeFront research group and provide assistance and support the research activity of the Halliday NNIDR Dementia Team Program
  • Located at the Brain and Mind Centre, Camperdown Campus
  • Fixed Term, full-time for 12 months with possible extension for 1 year and base salary $73K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are looking for a dynamic Research Assistant-Participant Coordinator to provide research assistance to the Chief Investigator and their team to support the research activity. They will be assisting with smooth function of the dementia research teams and sites, including those interstate.

The Participant Coordinator role requires high level of knowledge and organisational skill to liaise with participants and families as well as a large research team. This includes performing screening and recruiting of all participants, and coordinating appropriate ethics applications and submissions, preparing compliance reporting and ensuring that all data that is collected from research project is stored accurately for each participant for further analysis. They may be required to help with research work and experiments being undertaken or monitor routine aspects of the research or source information to aid research work.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Assistant-Participant Coordinator who possesses the below:

  • relevant tertiary qualifications likely with Honours in appropriate discipline with relevant experience in genetics
  • extensive experience in recruiting patients, working on research projects and solid understanding of ethical issues
  • expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • advanced data analysis skills, using statistical analysis tools such as RedCap and reporting on research findings
  • full driver’s licence as there may be some travel to remote areas

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and conflict resolutions skills. They will also have demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters.

About us

More information can be read here

This position will be part of a team working on the Halliday NNIDR Dementia Team Program, Dominantly Inherited Non-Alzheimer Dementias (DINAD).

Halliday NNIDR Dementia Team Program, Dominantly Inherited Non-Alzheimer Dementias (DINAD) is funded for 5-years by the NHMRC. It is led by a group of researchers at the University of Sydney (Brain and Mind Centre).

The Brain and Mind Centre is a global leader in brain and mind science research, education and treatment.

By partnering across borders and disciplines, our teams are committed to the development of better treatments for disorders of the brain and mind, and leading improved health care for generations to come.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 348/0219F to apply.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 29 March 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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