First listed on: 11 June 2019

Research Officer in Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • Exciting opportunity to join a research portfolio in a multidisciplinary team of researchers
  • Located at the Camperdown Campus
  • Fixed term, part-time 0.8FTE for 1 year with possibility of extension for another year with base salary $84K p.a pro rata plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a passionate Research Officer to join a research team that encourages progressive thinking as part of Pharmacology, School of Medical Sciences based at Camperdown campus.

Under the direction of the Chief Investigator you will work within a multidisciplinary team of researchers with interests in mental health, medicines, toxicology, epidemiology and biostatistics. You will be responsible for project management of the study, including organising meetings between the multi-institutional investigators, coordinating complex ethics submissions and preparing grant applications.

The incumbent will work closely with the Principal Investigator in maintaining the large study dataset, cleaning the data, conducting data analyses and keen a researcher will have the opportunity to use the rich dataset to carve out a project of their own.

You will play a crucial part in the “Health service and Medicine utilisation before suicide project: Optimising suicide prevention using population-based linkage of routinely collected data”.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Officer who possesses the below qualifications and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications likely with Honours in relevant field such as Psychology, Public Health, Pharmacy, Health Sciences or Bioinformatics with relevant experience in the field of research
  • experience in quantitative data analysis and large database management, with sound knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Access programs and the ability to manipulate large datasets in Excel; experience working with SAS or R will be highly regarded
  • 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
  • numeracy skills together with experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking, and managing invoice payments and purchases

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills along with high-level attention to detail. They will also be able to work independently and as part of the team. You will also have working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of Work Health and Safety policy and relevant legislation.

About us

More about the Discipline of Pharmacology can be read here

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 7600 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.

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 1004/0519F to apply.

To be considered for this position it is essential that you address the online selection criteria. For guidance on how to apply visit: How to apply for an advertised position.

Closing date: 11:30pm 19 June 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.

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