Research Assistant - Clinical & Social Research

Job posted: 16/03/2023
Applications close: 02/04/2023 (Midnight)
14 days remaining

14 days remaining

Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Full time

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Research

Reference: 29673

Reference: 29673

Occupation: Health and Allied Health, Research

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Research Assistant

  • Fixed term, Full Time for 12 months with monthly day off
  • Located in Richmond
  • Generous salary + super + salary packaging

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne’s largest public health services. We provide a range of emergency, surgical, medical and general healthcare services, including maternity, palliative care, mental health, drug and alcohol, residential care, community health and state-wide specialist services to people and communities that are diverse in culture, age, socio-economic status, population and healthcare needs.

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our Clinical and Social Research Team at Turning Point, Australia’s leading national addiction treatment, training and research centre. Our Clinical and Social Research program aims to address addiction issues across the spectrum of harm, establishing effective methods for supporting client journeys from initial help-seeking through to specialist treatment and recovery.

The successful candidate will work as part of this dynamic, collaborative team to conduct a range of activities leading to the timely completion of research projects. This includes clinical trials testing novel psychological interventions to help people reduce and/or cease harmful substance use (e.g. the Health4Her project, to increase awareness of the alcohol-breast cancer link and address harmful drinking among women attending breast screening services), and ground-breaking qualitative and program implementation research (e.g. understanding experiences of a new Driver Support Service offered to people in Victoria detected drink/drug driving). The successful candidate will contribute to other research activities undertaken by the team. The successful candidate will work directly with senior researchers/clinicians who will provide guidance, mentoring and training to assist them in performing their role, and ongoing training and professional development opportunities will be available.

About you 

To be successful in this role you will possess

  • A strong interest in working in alcohol and other drug (AOD) research and/or previous experience working with people with complex needs (e.g., AOD, mental health)
  • Clinical and/or qualitative research skills
  • High level of attention to detail, including accurate scheduling, data collection and record keeping
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated capacity to adhere to ethical guidelines and project protocols
  • Analytic skills, and an ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement
  • Computing skills, including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, statistical analysis software packages (e.g. SPSS, Stata), and the Endnote referencing system

Please refer to the attached position description for further details of the role.

Vaccination against infectious disease is a mandatory requirement of this role.  An offer of employment is conditional on you providing evidence that you are currently vaccinated against COVID-19 with booster & Influenza, prior to commencing employment.

What we offer

Eastern Health offers a variety of fantastic Employee Benefits, view the extensive range here!

  • Diverse and engaging career opportunities
  • Friendly & supportive team
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary packaging options
  • Career progression in our teaching hospitals

Next Steps

If you believe you have the ability to make a difference in this rewarding industry, apply today!

Please note:

  • All applications must be submitted online via E-Mercury
  • All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Fit2Work Check, where preferred candidates will be required to complete a Criminal History Check at the expense of Eastern Health.
  • You must have Australian work rights to apply for this position.
  • Recruitment agency applications will not be accepted.

Eastern Health is a child safe organisation, committed to promoting the wellbeing and cultural safety of Aboriginal children, children with disabilities and all children in their diversity.

Eastern Health is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment that welcomes and values all people. We recognise that diversity is essential in ensuring Eastern Health provides the best service to its consumers.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, those from the LGBTIQ+ community, people living with disability and those from a culturally and linguistically diverse background, are strongly encouraged to apply. Those seeking support in submitting an application are welcome to contact the hiring manger listed or feel free to contact the Talent Acquisition team.

Eastern Health Values:  Patients First | Agility | Humility | Respect | Kindness | Excellence

**Please note applications will be screened upon receipt and advertising may close prior to the closing date.**

Research Assistant - Clinical & Social Research

Job type:

Full time

Job classification:

Not provided


Ellie Mc Sheedy - (04) 6843 9904

Research Assistant - Clinical & Social Research