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Research Assistant

Apply now Job no: 505218
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Research Assistant

  • Salary Package: From $71,052.00 to $80,783 p.a. (HEW Level 5) (pro-rata for part time appointments) plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Full-time or part-time (minimum 0.8 FTE) position available for 12 months
  • Producing high quality, internationally regarded research in health systems, eHealth, patient safety, evaluation and aged care
  • Leafy, North Ryde location, new 'state of the art' facilities

The Role

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic researcher to take up a Research Assistant role in the Aged Care Evaluation Research (ACER) team, part of the Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research. The ACER team undertakes a range of research focusing on:

  • integrating health and aged care information in order to answer important questions about care trajectories and outcomes
  • using ICT to monitor social participation and quality of life as important outcome indicators of community and aged care services
  • monitoring major policy initiatives such as consumer-directed care
  • engaging residential and community aged care clients and the aged care workforce in research to provide valuable insight into the needs and preferences of older people. 

This is a highly applied program of multi-method research involving collaboration with service providers and multiple stakeholders including aged care clients.  The successful applicant will work closely with other ACER team members and provide assistance on several research projects within the team. Key tasks include:

  • Helping to administer and coordinate research projects
  • Undertaking literature reviews
  • Conducting observations and qualitative interviews in clinical settings
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis across a range of research projects.

About You

Combining previous multi-method research experience, ideally within the Australian health system, you will also be proficient in the management of research tasks, demonstrating a strong attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines. You will be an excellent communicator with strong interpersonal skills and someone who thrives off working in a team and collaborating with a range of stakeholders. 

About Us

The Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, one of the three research centres within the Australian Institute of Health Innovation (AIHI), has a multi-stream program of research which focuses on investigating patient safety in the health system and particularly, the role of information and communication technologies in supporting improved health care delivery and health outcomes. The Centre’s research team is very multi-disciplinary and applies a broad range of multi-method research techniques.

As a part of the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, AIHI’s research centres work in the separate but related areas of clinical governance, implementation science, health informatics, health services and health systems and safety.

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To Apply

To be considered for this position, the applicant will respond to the selection criteria below in their CV and a 1-2 page cover letter:

Essential criteria:

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology, public health, allied health)
  • Demonstrated multi-method research skills and experience, including expertise in qualitative research, together with experience and knowledge of key aspects of quantitative research
  • Literature database search skills and skills in literature analysis, report writing and formatting
  • Ability to understand and comply with the statutory privacy and ethical requirements for research and experience in preparing human research ethics applications
  • Experience working and/or conducting research within the Australian health system

Desirable criteria:

  • Demonstrable skills in the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate data analysis software
  • Publications track record in refereed journals

For further information regarding this role, please click here to view the position description

Note: This position requires a criminal record check

Specific Role Enquiries: Dr Joyce Siette, Centre for Health Systems and Safety Research, Australian Institute of Health Innovation at 

General Recruitment Enquiries: Daniella Oreskovic at

Applications Close: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 11:55pm (AEDT)

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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