Research Assistant in Public Health

University of New South Wales


Research Assistant in Public Health

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Work type: casual
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

As the oldest and largest health management program in Australia and ranked in the top 50 globally for public health research, the School of Population Health at UNSW Sydney is a pioneer in population health, global health, health leadership and management. Our work ranges from responding to emerging public health crises to training the future health workforce. Our researchers work with government, industry sectors, and communities to improve health in Australia, our region and globally, with a focus on equity, diversity, and social justice.

The School of Population Health are seeking three Casual Research Assistants to provide technical and research assistance to the research project: Second survey of Sexual Health and Attitudes of People in Australian Prisons (SHAAP2).

People in prison are acknowledged as a priority population in National Communicable Disease Strategies covering sexually transmissible infections (STI), HIV, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander blood-borne virus and STIs, and hepatitis C, and are routinely excluded from community surveys based on household sampling. A primary aim of SHAAP2 is to conduct a population-based prevalence study of the sexual health, attitudes, and behaviours of adult people in Australian prisons.

Position Summary

A Research Assistant (Level 5) provides technical and research assistance to the research project/team.

The role will:

  • Attend research meetings and taking minutes.
  • Undertake unsupervised research support tasks consistent with established methodologies (may include field work).
  • Assist with the recruitment of study participants.
  • Organise fieldwork arrangements.
  • Assist with research administration.
  • Adhere to take part in any relevant training on research ethics guidelines, National Privacy Principles, and Responsible research conduct including data handling.
  • Cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures of the university and take all reasonable care to ensure that your actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of yourself or others.

About the successful applicant (Selection Criteria)

  • Completion, or near completion, of a degree.
  • Prior experience supporting research or other projects.
  • Strong level of computer literacy with strong skills in the use of Microsoft Office software and other applications including Microsoft Teams.

Additional Pre-employment checks required for this position:

  • A national police check may be required.

How to apply:

Please apply via the 'Apply now' button providing a resume and a cover letter briefly addressing the selection criteria.

Contact (job related questions only)

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Position Description

Advertised: 30 Jun 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time
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