First listed on: 19 June 2017

Research Assistant 

Faculty of Health Sciences- Speech Pathology
Reference no. 1028/0517

  • Fantastic opportunity to be part of the Dr Liang Voice Program
  • Part time fixed term 2 days per week for 24 months based at Cumberland Campus
  • Remuneration package: $84K prorated which includes base salary, leave loading and 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Dr Liang Voice Program (DLVP) is a newly established, world-class research and training program in the field of laryngeal and voice disorders at the University of Sydney. The Program integrates research, training and education and clinical treatment into a comprehensive model that aims to deliver best-practice treatment to patients. The program runs across two Faculties: Health Sciences and Medicine. Co-Directed by Dr Cate Madill (Speech Pathologist) and Dr Daniel Novakovic (ENT Surgeon & Laryngologist), the charter of the program is to conduct world-leading:

i. Research on disorders of the voice and larynx and their treatment

ii.Post-graduate education and training in speech pathology relating to treatment of laryngeal disorders;

iii. Post graduate fellowship education and training in surgery relating to treatment of laryngeal disorders;

iv. Translation of best practice in laryngology and voice assessment and treatment to overseas Universities with whom Memorandum of Understanding in full have been established.

The successful candidate will provide technical and operational support to the Co-Directors, Senior Research Officer and the team to support the research activity and/or clinical trial requirements for the DLVP. This includes preparing relevant materials in collaboration with team members, performing fundamental aspects of research work, and facilitating the efficient operation of the research laboratory by providing essential technical and operational support. You will be expected to coordinate the activities associated with research projects, and work towards ensuring that experiments are prepared for and run smoothly. When working in a laboratory, this may also include responsibility for any lab work carried out by students, provides teaching support (in terms of demonstrations in tutorials/practicals) and prepares equipment for experiments that are carried out.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Research Assistant who possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications in appropriate discipline and/or relevant experience in related field. May have or be working towards postgraduate qualifications
  • Extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • Experience in carrying out scientific literary searches, and preparing literary reviews for further analysis
  • Advanced skills data analysis, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 13 July 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.


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