Research Assistant – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy

@ InsideOut Institute

LocationHours per weekClosing Date
Charles Perkins Centre, CamperdownFull time (Part time is also considered)14 Feb, 2023
LocationCharles Perkins Centre, Camperdown
Hours per weekFull time (Part time is also considered)
Closing Date14 Feb, 2023

About the role

  • Full time (Part time is also considered) fixed term until 30 June 2024 (potential for extension subject to funding) at Charles Perkins Centre, Camperdown
  • Opportunity to provide support to the delivery of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander eating disorder research strategy with some flexibility to work from home
  • Base Salary $79,717 - $89,256 (pro rata if part time) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

This position has been designated for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people only under the provisions of section 126 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

InsideOut Institute is the lead agency in the delivery of the Australian Eating Disorders Research & Translation Centre. A collaboration between Sydney Local Health District and the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre, InsideOut Institute aims to provide every Australian living with an eating disorder access to the best possible care by rethinking eating disorders from the ‘inside out’.

The Research Assistant role provides administration and operational support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander work stream of the Australian Eating Disorders Research & Translation Centre and undertakes research-related activities relevant to the work stream (research coordination and co-production activities) in collaboration with the COO and Centre Executive Director.  

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinate the daily management of the work stream and its research-related activities
  • conduct data analysis, prepare reporting and presentations, and carry out literature searches
  • coordinate the development and submission of research publications for the research study
  • coordinate ethic submissions/reporting under the guidance of the Chief Investigator / Research Manager
  • coordinate grant applications and ongoing reporting for the work stream and its research-related activities
  • ensure that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met in the work area
  • support the design of research work being undertaken in the work stream and its research-related activities
  • undertake ad-hoc projects and other activities relevant to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander work stream.

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and cultures
  • an understanding of the issues affecting people in contemporary Australian society and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • exceptional planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • effective ability to manage a diverse group of key stakeholders on large or complex projects, and the ability to develop/cultivate productive relationships with industry providers and key users
  • experience in carrying out scientific literature searches, and preparing literature reviews for further analysis
  • proven experience in developing and working on research projects
  • experience in using research protocols such as experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • strong experience in data analysis
  • some travel may be required so a valid NSW drivers’ licence is required

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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