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Research Assistant - Ear Health

Telethon Kids Institute - Perth, WA

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
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The Opportunity
The Ear Health team's aim is to understand the causes of Otitis Media (OM, middle ear infection), identify the extent of the problem and design and evaluate interventions to reduce the burden of the disease and its consequences and inform policy.

Our Ear Health team is a multidisciplinary group involved in epidemiological studies, qualitative research, data linkage, pathogenesis and clinical trials. An integral linkage for our team is the Aboriginal Community Advisory Group which guides the team in working in a culturally-sensitive manner and provides direction to ensure the program is relevant and appropriate for their communities. We aim to reduce the prevalence of chronic otitis media and hearing loss in children and improve developmental and educational outcomes.

We are currently seeking a part-time Research Assistant (0.4 to 0.6 FTE) for a period of 12 months.

The Role
This position will work alongside a mutli-disciplinary team where some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Communicating and liaising with external stakeholders, ethics/governance committees and other relevant department under direction.
  • Assist with the recruitment of participants.
  • Conduct protocol-specified ear health assessments for study participants.
  • Data management including data entry, data cleaning, data extraction data summaries and analysis where required.
  • Coordination of meetings including booking catering, agenda’s, minutes and AV support.

About You

The successful person must possess strong communication skills. Above all, you must be committed to improving child health for the future.

The Successful Candidate Will Have The Following Skills/experience
  • Degree in Science, Health Science, Nursing, Public Health, Speech and Hearing Sciences or similar.
  • Previous involvement in Health Research projects including study design, data collection and data management.
  • Basic knowledge and an interest in ear health.
  • High level of interpersonal skills both verbal and written.
  • Computer literacy – familiarity with Excel and Electronic Data Capture systems.
The successful candidates will be asked to provide a satisfactory National Police Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

Our Culture
Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package including salary packaging of up to $15, 899 and the opportunity to be part of a long-standing organisation.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and generous staff benefits including flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.

How To Apply

Your cover letter (no more than 2 pages) should specifically address your skills and experience outlined in the “About You” section above.

Applications will only be accepted through our career portal. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our online portal, please direct your query to recruitment@telethonkids.org.au.

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Contact Name: Joanne Foster

Contact Email: joanne.foster@telethonkids.org,au

Closing Date: 16/06/2021 Telethon Kids reserve the right to hire prior to the closing date.

The Telethon Kids Institute is one of the nation's leading medical research organisations. We are home to a diverse team of more than 750 staff and postgraduate students dedicated to improving child health and development.

Telethon Kids is an independent medical research institute, based within the Perth Children's Hospital at the QEII Medical Centre campus in Nedlands, Western Australia. The Institute’s purpose-built facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborative work spaces, clinical suites and meeting spaces with access to leading-edge technology and research services.

Our research teams are among the world's best and we have strong affiliations with the children's hospital and all the major Western Australian universities.

The Telethon Kids Institute is committed to being champions of gender equity, diversity and inclusivity. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for positions with the Institute to support our aim of improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families and to continue to build a culturally competent, respectful and safe place to work.

*The successful candidate will be asked to provide a satisfactory National Police Check (obtained within the last 3 months) prior to commencement*