Website The University of Newcastle
- Based at Wallsend Health Campus
- Two year fixed term contract
- Support research projects within the field of health services
Support projects that have real world impact, work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams & engage with leaders in the field of health services.
Look to the future
The University of Newcastle stands as a global leader distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Our vision is to be a world-leading University for our regions and creating a better future for our regions and the globe. Underpinned by this vision are our values of excellence, equity, engagement and sustainability.
When we look ahead, we are motivated by the opportunities we see. We are driven by the challenges we need to solve. And we are stirred by the future we can imagine.
Be challenged and imagine with us
The Research Officer works with the Hunter New England Population Health Research Group (HNEPHRG) which is co-located and collaborates with Hunter New England Population Health (HNEPH) has conducted some of the largest trials in the world to improve the implementation of health promotion policies and practices in community setting such as schools, childcare services, and sporting clubs, including Australia’s largest child obesity prevention program ($7million) Good for Kids, Food for Life. Interventions recently conducted by the research group have been awarded a NSW Premiers Award for the Prevention of Childhood Obesity and a NSW Health Preventive Health award.
This is a full time position offered on a fixed term contract for two years and is based at the Wallsend Health Campus. Local and interstate travel is a requirement of this position.
How will you inspire us?
Supporting several large research projects, you will assist with undertaking studies focusing on research methodologies and identifying improvements as to how large community-based intervention trials are conducted. Assisting the program lead a team of researchers, you will support research activities including:
· Conducting literature searches
· Developing research materials
· Assisting with data collection, reporting and paper writing
· Liaising with research participants and assisting with report and paper writing.
To ensure the program of research runs smoothly, you will have exceptional time management skills and be able to confidently prioritise competing deadlines and collaborate within a team environment. You will have solid problem solving and communication skills and ideally some experience in working within a research environment.
For additional information on the position contact Dr Rachel Sutherland, Conjoint Lecturer, School of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health and Medicine on (02) 4924 6116 or email: Rachel.Sutherland@newcastle.edu.au
For a full job description including the essential criteria, visit https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/job-vacancies.
Closing date: Wednesday, 6 October 2020
Why commit to us?
Learn about our employee benefits at https://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/jobs-at-uon/benefits-at-a-glance
Let’s create this future together. Here’s how to join:
Your application will be assessed on essential criteria. Read all information about the role so you understand what is required. In addition:
Follow all directions and complete all necessary fields of the application; and
· In addressing the essential criteria clearly demonstrate how your skills and experience meet each point (maximum of four pages).
Applications for this position will only be accepted from those with Australian residency or a valid work permit.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants are encouraged to apply.
We are excited to be Looking Ahead with you.
To apply for this job please visit www.newcastle.edu.au.