First listed on: 11 April 2018

Research Officer

Connect Dementia Research-Australia
Sydney Nursing School
Reference no. 458/0318F

Open to University of Sydney employees only

  • Fantastic opportunity to support program implementation and evaluation research surrounding Connect Dementia Research-Australia
  • Fixed-term 17 month appointment with possible extension
  • Full time or 2 x part-time opportunities available; $97K remuneration package (pro rata for part-time roles), which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The Research Officer provides technical knowledge and expertise to support program implementation and evaluation research surrounding Connect Dementia Research-Australia (CDR-A), a dementia research participation and public engagement platform. This includes actively contributing to research activities: designing research protocols; engaging stakeholders; collecting and recording research data; contributing to reporting requirements, analysis and key findings, as well as publications; and undertaking other aspects of research project evaluation as they arise.

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role. Please indicate your preferred working pattern in your application.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Officer who possesses:

  • tertiary qualifications in appropriate discipline with relevant experience in a health related field (e.g., nursing, health sciences or public health)
  • working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation (including Safe Laboratory Practices for roles based in Laboratory)
  • experience in carrying out scientific literary searches, and preparing literary reviews for further analysis
  • extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • experience in a research-intensive environment.

About us

Sydney Nursing School’s main academic activities are teaching, research and scholarship, together with practice and policy development and engagement with all health professions. We also provide advice and consultancy across many key areas of nursing and midwifery. The focus of our scholarship is to improve health outcomes, the quality of care, and the health related experience of people at times of vulnerability.

One of the Sydney Nursing School’s Research streams is Chronic disease and Ageing, and Professor Yun-Hee Jeon, the Susan and Isaac Wakil Chair of Healthy Ageing, takes leadership in this stream. The incumbent will work with Professor Yun-Hee Jeon largely on Connect Dementia Research–Australia (CDR-A), funded through the Department of Health. CDR-A is a research participation and engagement service, a “one stop shop” to connect individuals, both with and without dementia, with researchers delivering studies into the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care including aged care in dementia. CDR-A will be implemented throughout Australia with the aim to improve the care and support received by people with dementia. As part of the project team, the Research Officer will communicate with researchers from various disciplines and organisations to facilitate engagement and conduct program implementation and evaluation research.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 23 April 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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