Research Assistant - Aetiology of Cerebral Palsy and Cerebral Palsy Registers

Do you want to make a real difference in people's lives?

Are you enthusiastic, versatile and innovative?

Are you an excellent communicator?

Are you switched-on and always ready to grasp the initiative?

Does this sound like you? If you've got an undergraduate qualification in epidemiology, statistics, public health, science or allied health and are ready to take the next step - apply now!

This is a 2 year contract role. Part-time and full-time applications will be considered. In fulfilment of this role, you will provide administrative and research support for two different streams of research; cerebral palsy registers, and the causative role of viruses in cerebral palsy. The role exists to provide administrative and research support for research activities associated with the Australian/NSW/ACT Cerebral Palsy Registers, the establishment and development of international cerebral palsy registers and research into the causative role of viruses (e.g. HPeV, cCMV) in cerebral palsy.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary research team which is affiliated with the Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health in the Faculty of Medicine, but primarily located at the Brain and Mind Centre, at the University of Sydney (Mallett St Campus). You will be required to travel within the Sydney Metropolitan area (e.g. Head Office at Allambie Heights, Sydney Children's Hospital at Westmead).

Who are we?

At Cerebral Palsy Alliance we pride ourselves on our high-quality family-centred therapies, life skills programs, equipment and support for people living with cerebral palsy and their families. Our priority is to support people living with cerebral palsy to lead an independent and inclusive life. The Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research Institute employs researchers and clinicians representing a range of disciplines with extensive experience in the field of cerebral palsy research, working towards prevention, treatment and cure of cerebral palsy.

Our employees continually rate us as one of the best employers in Australia. They recognise and appreciate that our organisation is driven by its values - integrity, passion, excellence, courage and respect. The successful candidate will possess strong professional and ethical values that align with these values.

What do we offer?
  • A competitive salary and benefits package (with generous salary packaging options)
  • All of the support you need from your network of colleagues and managers
  • Ongoing mentoring, clinical support and professional development
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Every opportunity to develop and use your initiative
  • Interesting, varied and satisfying work.

What will you bring to the role?
  • Undergraduate qualification in epidemiology, statistics, public health, science or allied health
  • Self-starter, great listener and confident communicator
  • A good understanding of the rights of people with a disability
  • A commitment to making a difference in individuals' lives
  • The capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • Current driver's licence
  • Ability to travel within the Sydney Metropolitan area as required
  • Working With Children Check, or willingness to obtain upon joining.

How to apply

As part of the application process, you will need to respond to the full selection criteria and upload your resume and cover letter. Apply now to complete your application.

Note: this role is a Level 8 within the Cerebral Palsy Alliance Research role family, equivalent to an Academic Level A role.

Advertiser details

  • Cerebral Palsy Alliance
  • https://www.cerebralpalsy.org.au/

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Job Details

Country Australia
Location CBD, Inner West & Eastern Suburbs, Sydney
Profession Healthcare & Medical / Other
Worktype Full Time
Date Posted 29/08/2017
Expiry Date 27/09/2017
Reference Number 11433

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