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Research Assistant (Health Services Research Unit)

Job No.


Faculty / Portfolio:

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
Health Services Research Unit


The Alfred Hospital

Employment Type:



12 month fixed-term appointment


$62,978 - $72,339 pa HEW Level 05
(includes 9.25% employer superannuation)

  • Leading international university
  • Innovative and creative research environment
  • Contribute to research in public health services

Monash is a dynamic university with a reputation for quality education, outstanding research and meaningful international engagement. We want to make a difference, not only to the communities we work within but the world. If you want to challenge yourself, then Monash could be the place for you.

To attract excellent people we know we need to offer excellent benefits and conditions. That's why when you join Monash, you'll join a workplace where fairness and flexibility are standards, not afterthoughts. We offer a variety of professional development opportunities, generous maternity/parental leave and work arrangements that acknowledge one size doesn't fit all.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified candidate to provide support for a study on the demographics of general practitioners, including the characteristics of both professional and clinical employment, as well as capturing the workforce participation practices and intentions.

Reporting directly to the Head, Health Services Research Unit, you will be responsible for administrative and research support tasks associated with this project, including ethics application, literature review, data entry and some data analysis.

You will:

  • assist in the conduct of experiments including preparation, sampling, data collection and analysis and preparation of results and reports
  • assist in the preparation of documentation (e.g. for grant applications, research and conference papers) requiring the conducting of literature reviews and/or analysis of data
  • provide administrative and financial management support for research projects and programs
  • keep abreast of developments, activities and protocols in areas of expertise through liaison with staff and peers, reading relevant literature and attendance at meetings and seminars.

You will have:

  • a degree in a relevant area, from a recognised university with subsequent relevant work experience OR an equivalent combination of experience and training
  • the ability to solve problems through the standard application of theoretical principles and techniques at a degree level
  • demonstrated written and oral communication skills, including capacity to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organisation and an ability to effectively analyse information and produce clear, succinct reports and documents
  • superior planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines
  • a demonstrated level of computer literacy and proficiency in the production of high level work using software such as Microsoft Office applications and specified University software programs, with the capability and willingness to learn new packages as appropriate
  • a demonstrated awareness of the principles of confidentiality, privacy and information handling.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs"


Associate Professor Catherine Joyce, Head of Health Services Research Unit, 03 9903 0536

Position Description

Download File PD - Research Assistant

Closing Date

Sunday 21 July 2013, 11:55pm Aus. Eastern Standard Time

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