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Research Assistant – NCCRED

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

The National Centre for Clinical Research on Emerging Drugs of Concern (NCCRED) is an exciting new direction for the Australian alcohol and other drugs treatment sector. With an emphasis on partnership building, it aims to embed research in clinical practice to develop new treatments for disorders due to methamphetamine and other emerging drugs of concern.

Funded by the Commonwealth Department of Health, the Centre is made up of a consortium of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC), acting as lead agency, St Vincent’s Health Australia (SVHA), National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) – Curtin University of Technology, and the National Centre for Education and Training on Addiction (NCETA) – Flinders University.

The Opportunity  

  • Full-Time, Fixed-term contract until 30th June 2022.
  • $75K - $85K (+ 17% superannuation & leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based
  • Full working rights will be required for the duration of the contract

The Research Assistant (RA) will work closely with a small internal team of professional, research and knowledge translation staff as well as with external partners. The RA will work towards engaging with stakeholders nationally to facilitate a dynamic program of clinical research. The RA should be motivated by teamwork, and able to work independently; towards achieving the research goals of the Centre.

The role of Research Assistant reports to the Clinical Research Lead with additional supervision from the Director (NCCRED) and has no direct reports. Please review the attached position description for full details. Download File NCCRED Research Assistant Level 5

Skills and Experience

  • A degree or other tertiary qualification in a related discipline
  • Demonstrated understanding of research methodology, with previous experience in a research related role, in either a clinical research setting or with patient groups
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, with ability to prioritise workload and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with an ability to exercise discretion and confidentiality, and an aptitude to show understanding of the issues faced by patients and families
  • Proven initiative and problem-solving skills, with demonstrated ability to work both independently and part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Proven experience with word processing, data management and statistical software including Word, endnote, Excel, Access, SAS or SPSS
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Krista Siefried                    E:

Applications close: 11pm, 16th May 2021

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