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Research Assistant - The Professorial Unit, The George Institute (Sydney, Australia)

  • 1 Sep 2020 4:05 PM
    Message # 9203572
    • Full time (1 FTE) 
    • 6 month fixed term contract
    • Respected global research organisation based in Sydney, Australia
    • Make an impact on global health outcomes

    The George Institute (‘TGI’) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:

    • Find better treatments for the world’s biggest health problems
    • Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
    • Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health

    Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.

    We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Research Assistant (RA) to join The Professorial Unit. The ideal candidate would have strong analytical skills, to support the statistical analyses, research and advocacy work of the Professorial Unit. The role of the RA will be to support the data management, statistical analyses, and statistical programming aspects of projects within the Professorial Unit, in the broad areas of sex and gender research and cardiovascular disease. There is potential for the right candidate to progress to do a PhD related to this work.

    The Professorial Unit at The George Institute focuses on non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease and dementia. The Unit engages in large-scale clinical trials and epidemiological studies to generate high-quality evidence regarding the treatment and prevention of these diseases. The Professorial Unit comprises of 7 academic (professorial fellows, research fellows, visiting fellows, doctoral students) and 1 operational staff. The unit also has a strong background on sex differences research and applied statistics.

    Duties and Key Responsibilities

    • Collating study materials and drafting copy for peer-reviewed journal articles relating to the above work
    • Provide administrative and technical support to study team
    • Conduct literature searches and assist with the preparing of grant applications
    • Assist with ethics applications and documentation
    • Communicate with study sites and respond to queries
    • Assist with study tracking and documentation
    • Assist in the distribution of study documents to investigators
    • Assist with planning and organising regular meetings
    • Assist with the preparation of study-related presentation materials
    • Assist with maintain up to date participating centre’s information (including all contact details, contracts and reports)
    • Data entry, ensuring data quality, accuracy, completeness and timeliness of data completion
    • Preparing paperwork required by the study and any study materials
    • Assist in managing effective communication with the key stakeholders (participants, clinicians and investigators)
    • Assist with the preparation of reports and publications about the study as required
    • Ad hoc project work as required

    Skills, Knowledge and Experience

    • Degree or equivalent in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science
    • Experience with statistical analysis and data management
    • Experience with statistical software (R, Stata, SAS, Python)
    • Experience in quantitative research methodologies
    • Strong quantitative research skills
    • Excellent written language communication skills and ability to draft a wide range of documents
    • Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to organise, take initiative and follow up independently
    • Methodical and systematic, with good attention to detail
    • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the Internet
    • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities
    • Ability to work well within a research team and excellent interpersonal skills
    • Strong focus on quality of work

    The closing date for applications is Thursday 24th September 2020. We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

    Please copy & paste the follow link - - to apply now.

    Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.

    Everyone is encouraged to apply, including people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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