First listed on: 26 April 2019

Research Associate

  • Exciting opportunity to work on collaborative projects between the Discipline of Addiction Medicine, Central Clinical School at The University of Sydney and Clinical Research and Evaluation, Drug and Alcohol Services, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), NSW Health
  • Located at The Langton Centre, Drug and Alcohol Services, SESLHD
  • Fixed term role for 12 months; remuneration $73K base p.a. plus a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Research Associate position will contribute to research activities in collaboration with Clinical Research and Evaluation, Drug and Alcohol Services, South Eastern Sydney Local Health District, NSW Health.

As a qualified Research Associate, you will also be working on a range of drug and alcohol projects, with a particular focus on clinical trials and investigator led studies in opioid treatment across single, multisite and collaborative research projects. In line with Good Clinical Practice standards.

Responsibilities include working with researchers and clinicians and coordinating the day-to-day conduct of projects and participant recruitment, ensuring interventions are delivered, evaluated and project results reported following consultation with the Chief Investigator.

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 Associate who possesses the below:

  • Postgraduate degree in Psychology or related area
  • Experience working in clinical settings
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research/scholarly activities
  • Knowledge of research and statistical methodologies relevant to addiction medicine

About us

The Discipline of Addiction Medicine was formed in 2007 and was the first of its kind in Australia. We comprise teaching and research staff within Sydney Medical School, clinical schools and research centres and institutes at the University. Our research covers many facets of addiction medicine including diagnosis, investigation, prevention and treatment.

Despite how alcohol-use disorders are a leading cause of preventable death, treatment options are still limited, indicating the need for continuing research. Our work is at the forefront of alcohol treatment in Australia. Your involvement in one of our studies will not only contribute to future treatments of alcohol dependence nationwide, but also be of immense help in achieving your abstinence or moderation goals.

We are unique in having a collection of researchers working in every area of addiction medicine, from epidemiology to clinical intervention trials and laboratory studies.

How to apply

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 795/0419F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Friday 24 May 2019

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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