Research Assistant - Turning Point

Job posted: 27/04/2022
Applications close: 25/05/2022 (Midnight)
1 day remaining

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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Job type: Not provided

Organisation: Eastern Health

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Research

Reference: 26260

Reference: 26260

Occupation: Administration/Secretarial, Research

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Eastern Metropolitan

Research Assistant

  • Full time with monthly ADO

  • Located in Richmond

  • $58,442.80 p.a (paid pro rata)

  • 5 Weeks Annual Leave per a year

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.

Research Assistant – Turning Point

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 team of senior and junior research and clinical staff to contribute to Turning Point’s research and evaluation projects, particularly in our Telephone and Online Services for people experiencing addition.. The successful candidates will contribute to other research activities and evaluations undertaken by the team, as well as complete relevant administrative tasks. The successful candidates will work directly with senior researchers/clinicians who will provide guidance, mentoring and training to assist them in performing their role.

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 experiencing addiction and/or marginalised populations

  • Clinical and/or qualitative research and evaluation skills, such as in the following areas:

  • Recruiting participants;  liaising with and screening potential participants to facilitate timely recruitment, and referral to alternative support as required

  • administering and analysing qualitative and quantitative data collection tools, and undertake interviews with participants to explore their experiences (e.g. of drug use, treatment  and care)

  • Contributing to literature reviews, including developing research questions, accurate searching, analysis,  and synthesis of the literature

  • Able to work in an ethical and sensitive manner with participants; understand the principles of confidentiality, privacy and information handling, and the ethical issues  associated with conducting addiction research

  • 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, and to  collaborate effectively with internal and external stakeholders to achieve      project outcomes

  • Strong interpersonal skills, and verbal and written communication skills 

  • Sound time management skills, meeting  competing deadlines and delivering high-quality outcomes

  • 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

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

  • Applicants are advised to include a written response to the key selection criteria identified in the position description.

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

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


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 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.**

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Annette Peart - (04) 1596 5737

Research Assistant  - Turning Point