First listed on: 27 June 2019

Research Officer in Allied Health

  • Fantastic part time opportunity to support research in allied health
  • Located at the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, Liverpool
  • Fixed term two years part time 17.5 hours per week, base salary $84K - $90K p.a (pro rata) plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are looking for an individual who is passionate about allied health research to join our team as a Research Officer. You will contribute to activities which promote, strengthen, and advance the participation of South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD) allied health staff in research activities. We are looking for someone keen to actively contribute to research activities, designing research protocols, undertaking core aspects of research work, and contributing to analysis and dissemination of key findings.

This is a part time role working 17.5 hours per week (0.5 FTE) with flexibility to negotiate work pattern.

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 Officer who possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications likely with Honours in appropriate discipline with relevant experience in related field. May have (or be working towards) completing further studies such as PhD or have extensive specialist experience in the field of research spanning basic and translational methods.
  • Extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • Management skills including an ability to build and maintain ongoing collaborative working relationships with clinicians, hospital committees and departments, faculty staff, faculty and university committees
  • Highly developed analytical skills including the ability to consolidate and present data effectively, and monitor and review systems

About us

Whilst not essential, a post-graduate qualification (e.g. PhD) in a related field is desirable. Our ideal candidate would have a true passion for and solid understanding of allied health.

The Faculty of Health Sciences is the largest health sciences faculty in Australia consisting of seven disciplines, five research groups and three research centres. The Faculty provides professional preparation programs for a comprehensive range of health science professionals, as well as general degrees in health science. The Faculty enjoys a strong and dynamic research culture resulting from its commitment to achieving and sustaining research excellence in areas of established and emerging research strengths. The Faculty has approximately 250 academic staff, 100 professional staff and 4,500 students.

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 1148/0619F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 7 July 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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