Senior Research Assistant / Fieldwork Coordinator - [Archived Advertisement]
Burnet Institute (View other jobs from this organisation)
Do you have a qualification in Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD), welfare or a related discipline? Are you experienced in project management and staff supervision? This could be the role for you!
We are now recruiting for a Senior Research Assistant / Fieldwork Coordinator to coordinate outreach fieldwork activities and to conduct fieldwork involving interviews and blood sample collection from participants in studies currently being undertaken at the Burnet Institute.
The Senior Research Assistant / Fieldwork Coordinator will be responsible for staff supervision, project management, programming and upkeep of tablet devices, data collection from participants, coordinating follow-up of participants, liaison with stakeholders, coordination of ethics processes, liaison with supervisors/group heads and other tasks as required.
This is a 0.8 -1.0 FTE (negotiable) position, initially for a 1-year period.
Refer to the attached position description for full details.
Let’s talk about you
You will have previous experience supervising team members and have good project/study coordination skills. You will also possess excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to engage professionally with stakeholders and display empathy, maturity and understanding in dealing with people who may be vulnerable because of their personal circumstances. This would include being comfortable in undertaking data collection in participants with a history of drug use.
You are a natural communicator with strong organisation skills which allow you to manage multiple research related tasks at once. You will have a certificate or diploma level qualifications in Alcohol and Other Drugs, welfare or a related discipline and a Bachelor Degree in public health, psychology, social work or related discipline (preferable).
The following would also be preferable:
- Experience in the dissemination of research findings
- Statistical analysis skills and experience in the use of statistical software such as Stata
- Experience in direct service delivery with people with lived experience of drug use and/or significant social disadvantage
The Burnet experience…
We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – improving the health of vulnerable communities around the world.
- A monthly accrued day off for full-time staff
- Flexible working arrangements
- 12 weeks paid parental leave
- Generous salary packaging
- Opportunities for career and professional development
Who are we?
Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation that uniquely links medical research with practical action to achieve better health for disadvantaged communities and help solve devastating global health problems.
Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, and Health Security, are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.
Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).
Bring your whole self to work
At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet holds an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award from Science in Gender Equity (SAGE).
Sounds great! How do I apply?
Click here to apply for this position and attach the following documents:
- Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the attached position description)
- Resume including the names and contact details of three referees
Applications close at 11:59pm AEDT on Monday, 12 April 2021.
As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process.
Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or National Police Check.
- Closing Date:
- 12 Apr 2021
- VIC - Melbourne
- Work Type:
- Full Time