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Research Officer National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) – Brisbane based

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Work type: Full time
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Categories: Research Administration support

Research Officer – National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) – Brisbane based

  • Employment Type: 12-month Fixed Term, Full Time (35 hours per week) with the possibility of extension
  • Remuneration: $77,356 - $87,532 + 17% Superannuation
  • Location: Biala Community Health Centre, Metro North Health, Brisbane, QLD (Travel in the field is required)

ABOUT NDARC, UNSW: The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at UNSW Sydney is a premier research institution, recognised internationally as a Research Centre of Excellence. The mission of NDARC is to conduct and disseminate high quality research to increase the effectiveness of treatment and intervention responses to alcohol and other drug-related harm. Further information about NDARC can be found at

Why Your Role Matters: You will be instrumental in the day-to-day conduct of a world first clinical trial of a new medication for methamphetamine (‘ice’) use. You will be responsible for managing the trial at the Brisbane site, doing research assessments with trial participants, managing databases and biological samples, facilitating recruitment and administrative duties related to the trial (e.g., ethics approvals). You will be an employee of UNSW, based at Biala Community Health Centre in Brisbane, and will work with a multi-disciplinary international team.

Further information about the trial can be found at

Who You Are:

  • A degree in psychology, nursing, social work or equivalent
  • Strong interpersonal, organisational, time management and communication skills
  • Confidence managing databases and ideally experience in REDCap or similar
  • Ability to liaise effectively with people from different disciplines and backgrounds
  • Commitment to integrity and sensitivity in interacting with marginalised populations
  • Current driver’s licence.

Benefits and Culture: With UNSW you belong to a vibrant community, where dreamers are doers. You are constantly surrounded by inspiration, no matter what your position. Our motto, “Make It Matter” is at the heart of everything we do, here, your work makes a real difference to people’s lives.

A copy of the Position Description with further details can be found at JOBS@UNSW

Successful applicants will be required to follow all policies and procedures of Biala Community Health Centre and cooperate with all health and safety policies and procedures.

How to Apply:

If this position interests you, please click Apply Now and submit your CV or Resume and a Cover Letter briefly addressing the criteria listed under “who you are”. (Please note applicants must have full-time work rights in Australia.)

Submit your application online before MONDAY JUNE 27 at 11:55pm

Get in Touch:

Associate Professor Rebecca McKetin (

Clinical Trial Coordinator, Lucy Saunders (


Please note applications sent directly to the contacts above cannot be accepted.


UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention, and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).


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