Research Assistant - Alfred Health - EducationCareer

First listed on: 22 January 2020

Research Assistant 

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

  • Fixed term - 6 months (with possibility of renewal)
  • Full Time (76 hours per fortnight)
  • Community Development Worker, Class 2A
  • Alfred Hospital
  • Staff benefits
The Department
Monash University is an energetic and dynamic university committed to quality education, outstanding research and international engagement. A member of Australia’s Group of Eight research intensive universities, it seeks to improve the human condition and is committed to a sustainable future. Monash has six campuses in Victoria, a campus in Malaysia, a campus in South Africa, a centre in Prato, Italy, and numerous international partnerships and cooperative ventures. Monash has over 62,500 equivalent full-time students spread across its Australian and off-shore campuses, and over 7,400 full time equivalent staff. Almost 3,500 of these staff members are academic staff.

Monash School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine is a teaching and research unit of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and is centred at the Alfred Hospital. It plays a prominent role in public health medicine in Australia and has a strong record for training individuals with the capacity and skills to assume leadership roles in Australia in this field. We work closely with the major Monash affiliated hospitals, research institutes and public health units within Victoria. Our skills provide a key resource underpinning translational research within our Faculty.
“A new direction on end of life care? Assessing the impact and outcomes of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act”

The project will help ensure that VAD legislation provides adequate protections for those who are most vulnerable. It will thereby contribute significantly to end of life care of people who seek assistance in dying and those who do not, both in Victoria and around the world.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Research Assistant to work on a project titled: “A new direction in end of life care? Assessing the impact and outcomes of the Victorian Voluntary Assisted Dying Act”

  • an Honours or Master’s degree or equivalent
  • interest and experience in research in some of the following areas: health care, social policy, ethics, health law, sociology (clinical experience could be an advantage but is not essential)
  • ability to conduct research/scholarly activities as a member of a team
  • ability to contribute to study design, analysis and writing
  • ability to conduct qualitative research interviews on delicate topics with appropriate sensitivity, compassion and care

This is an outstanding opportunity to further develop your research career in a specialised field under the guidance and mentoring of highly regarded research academics.
  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services
Applications close 11pm, 7th February 2020
To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria.

All enquiries to Camille La Brooy on 0421 37 4571

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.