First listed on: 07 June 2024

Research Assistant 

Employment Type: Temporary Full Time up to 15 July 2025
Position Classification: Admin Off Lvl 4 
Remuneration: 69840.79 - 71439.54 - full time equivalent base salary range (excludes super, leave loading and salary packaging)
Hours Per Week: 38
Requisition ID: REQ494241

Sydney Children's Hospitals Network is the largest paediatric health care entity in Australia. We care for thousands of children each year in our hospitals and in their homes — with one purpose in mind — to help young people live their healthiest lives.

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Additional information:
  • An eligibility list may be created for future temporary full or part time vacancies. 
What you'll be doing
The Research Assistant may work across several teams under the guidance of a Senior member of the Clinical Research Centre staff.

The Research Assistant will be responsible for assisting Clinical Research Centre staff e.g. Study Nurses and Clinical Research Coordinators with all administrative activities associated with research projects.

The Research Assistant should have the knowledge of clinical research in a health or academic environment and will be expected to organise priorities and work independently, and as part of a team, within their level of responsibility.
  1. Relevant tertiary qualification in science or related paramedical field (e.g. Nursing) with clinical trials knowledge and experience.
  2. Sound knowledge and understanding of the principles of (i) Good Clinical Practice (ii) NHMRC National Statement (iii) The NHMRC Code of Conduct for Researchers and (iv) Shipping and Handling of Dangerous Goods.
  3. Excellent time management, organisation and written and oral communication skills.
  4. Experience in recruitment, scheduling visits and following study protocols.
  5. Ability to work without supervision and effectively in a group setting.
  6. Demonstrated initiative and proactive problem solving abilities.
  7. Strong computer skills in all Microsoft Office products, and some experience with electronic data capture systems.

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.

Please refer to the Application Guide and NSW Policy Directive PD2022_030 Occupational Assessment Screening and Vaccination Against Specified Infectious Diseases for vaccination requirements.

All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course (2 doses) of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA).

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

This position requires a Working with Children Check (WWCC) issued by the Office of the Children’s Guardian.  For more information on how to apply for the clearance, please visit the Office of the Children’s Guardian Website 

NSWHealth is committed to child safety in line with the Child Safe Standards

Applicants holding visas with working rights may be considered for temporary appointment (up to the expiry date of their visa) where no suitable local applicant is identified.

Please note: To be eligible for permanent appointment to a position in NSW Health, you must have an Australian citizenship or permanent Australian residency.

Need more information?
1) Click here for the Position Description
2) Find out more about applying for this position
For role related queries or questions contact Hiral Patel on

If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander wishing to apply for this role and want to speak with an Aboriginal person/representative from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network please contact Wayne Dargan on

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Applications Close: 22/06/2024

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