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Research Assistant

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Work type: Part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Clinical/Medical Research



  • Employment Type:  Fixed Term 12 months – Part-Time (14 hours per week)
  • Remuneration: $77,356 - $87,532 + 17% Superannuation
  • Location: Kensington, Sydney (Flexible Working Opportunities available)

About UNSW: UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing great things. But what makes us different isn’t what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.

See the difference you can make; through the work you do.

Be in a place that’s at the forefront of delivering and sharing education and research

Be inspired by the talent and passion of colleagues and students

Why Your Role Matters: Kids and Sibs High-Risk Bipolar Disorder Longitudinal Study

We have an opportunity for a Research Assistant who will provide administrative and research support to research staff within the NHMRC-funded Kids and Sibs High-Risk Bipolar Disorder Longitudinal Study. This study focuses on the predictors of the development of bipolar disorder in a high-risk population. This will involve working closely with colleagues and other researchers in conducting day-to-day activities at The School of Psychiatry.

Responsibilities for the role include Interviewing study participants using diagnostic structured interviews, assisting with data entry, cleaning, and maintenance of study databases and records, contributing to undertaking literature reviews as required and assisting with drafting publications, and conducting statistical analyses and interpretation of data as required by the Project Supervisor

Who You Are:

  • A university degree in Psychology or other related disciplines; or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training or experience.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills with a proven ability to deal with multiple tasks; establish priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in data management with excellent attention to detail. Previous experience with handling large and/or complex datasets will be highly regarded.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing syntax (with SPSS and FileMaker), conducting statistical analysis (with SPSS), and interpreting the output.
  • Demonstrated experience conducting literature reviews, writing research reports, and reporting data analyses.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with highly developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to work both independently and constructively in a team environment.
  • Experience assessing psychiatric symptoms and using structured clinical interview

A copy of the Position Description can be found on JOBS@UNSW.

How to Apply:

If this position interests you, please click Apply Now and submit your CV or Resume and Cover Letter (Please note applicants must have full-time work rights in Australia)


Submit your application online before Friday 8th July 2022 at 11:55 pm

Get in Touch:

Chris Haywood, UNSW Talent Coordinator

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


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment


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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