- 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
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.
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.
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 be considered for this position, the applicant will respond to the selection criteria below in their CV and a 1-2 page cover letter:
- 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
- Demonstrable skills in the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data using appropriate data analysis software
- Publications track record in refereed journals
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Applications Close: Wednesday, 23 January 2019 at 11:55pm (AEDT)
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