‹ Back to all jobs

Research Assistant

  • LocationTamworth, NSW 2340
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: HRC0001113
  • Category: Professional, HEW 4
  • Part time Fixed Term Role ending June 2023
  • Higher Education Worker Level 4/5
  • Great opportunity to have an impact on Indigenous maternal and child health
  • Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified.

Be Challenged and Imagine with Us

The Gomeroi Gaaynggal Study team are responsible for recruitment and ongoing assessment of enrolled mothers carrying Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island Australian babies in the Gomeroi Gaaynggal Study. This position involves recruitment of participants, liaising with local staff and service providers, data entry, conducting surveys, venepuncture, assessments of women and infants, and other research activities as required.

In this role you will be responsible for but not limited to:

  • Recruitment, enrolment, and follow-up of Gomeroi Gaaynggal Study participants
  • Maintaining communication and liaison with clinical and research staff and colleagues and other current and potential stakeholders
  • Providing cultural knowledge to the research team

 You will inspire us with your experience in the health field, combined with your strong interpersonal skills, and community focus

This is an identified position and applicants must be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. Being an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person is a genuine occupational qualification as authorised under Section 14(D) of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977 NSW.

About the Unit

The College of Health, Medicine and Wellbeing is an innovative and dynamic research-intensive faculty, which is passionate about excellence, equity, and engagement globally and regionally. In collaboration with our external partners and stakeholders, the College strives to make a difference by creating new knowledge, preparing exemplary, career ready health care and health research professionals, and producing world–leading research that builds capacity for excellence in health care intervention. This position will enable the College and its schools to build our capacity to be a key employer of choice as inclusivity and equality will be transparently integrated into everyday practice.

The Gomeroi Gaaynggal Study (www.gomeroibabies.org.au) recruits women carrying Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Island Australian babies during pregnancy and follows these women and their babies until their babies are 3 years old. The Gomeroi Gaaynggal Study was established in 2007 and is the largest study of its kind in the world.

About our University

The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement, and sustainability.

We provide opportunities for all people regardless of their background and experience, and this philosophy is reflected across all that we do. 

This Fixed Term position is part time, 2 days per week, and is within the School of Biomedical Science and Pharmacy at the University of Newcastle, Department of Rural Health Tamworth Education Centre.

What we offer

The remuneration for this position is from $65591 -$82707 FTE prorated plus 17% superannuation (commensurate with skills and experience) and employee benefits. 

Your next steps

Click the Apply button to access the application. You will be redirected to the advert on our University of Newcastle jobs page where you will find information on our employee benefits, access to the Position Description and a guide on how to apply and submit your application. 

Your application must include:

  • A cover letter outlining your motivation to apply for this opportunity
  • Your resume
  • A statement addressing the Essential Criteria listed below:
  • Commitment to promote and facilitate respect, trust and positive relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Australian communities.
  • Willingness to learn, or experience in collection of blood and other biological samples and associated safety measures.
  • Willingness to learn, or experience in research, clinical trials or data management.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to participate in a team environment demonstrating clear communication and mutual respect.
  • Attention to detail, excellent organisational skills, and flexibility to work across the study activities and meet deadlines, managing multiple tasks effectively, showing initiative and making suggestions for improvement, while contributing effectively to the research team.
  • Excellent data entry and data management skills. Proficiency in using Microsoft computer packages e.g., Word, Outlook.

Supporting Documentation.

A letter signed by an executive of an incorporated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander organisation, who has the authority to administer confirmation of Aboriginality and/or Torres Strait Islander status, on the organisations letterhead that they are accepted as such by the community in which they live or have lived.

Your response to the Essential Criteria should not exceed 4 pages (approximately 2,000 words).

For specific position enquiries, please contact Kirsty Pringle , Assistant Dean, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy on (02) 4042 0372 or via email kirsty.pringle@newcastle.edu.au

Having Difficulties? Please reach out to us: employment@newcastle.edu.au

Closing date: Wednesday 9th November 2022 at 11.59pm AEDT

We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you