First listed on: 15 October 2018

Research Assistant 

  • Great opportunity for Research Assistants (2 positions) to undertake data collection and provide technical and operational support for the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP)
  • Located at Concord Hospital
  • 14 month full-time fixed term contract with the possibility of extension and base salary $73,358 p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity  

Undertake data collection and provide technical and operational support to the Chief Investigator, Senior Research Academics and the research team for the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). CHAMP is a complex epidemiological study involving 1705 men aged 70 years and older who have been followed up for more than 10 years. This position involves visiting the study participants in their residences and completing data collection activities, as well as contributing to analysis and interpretation of data and reporting of research findings. 

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 Research Assistants who: 

  • undertakes data collection and specific research activity as part of the CHAMP project
  • contributes to data analysis, preparation of reports and presentations and conduct of literature searches
  • supports the design of research work being undertaken
  • provides research administrative support
  • assist in the development and submission of research publications
  • ensures that ethics guidelines, standards and WHS requirements are met in the CHAMP project
  • has a tertiary qualification in a field relevant to public health

About us 

The Sydney School of Public Health is one of eight schools within the Sydney Medical School and is a network of individuals, research groups and centres that offer a range of education and research opportunities. The former Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, the forerunner to the Sydney School of Public Health, was the oldest and largest department of public health in Australia. It was originally established in 1930 as the Commonwealth School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and was incorporated into the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney in 1987. The mission of the School is to provide internationally recognised leadership in public health by advancing and disseminating knowledge in the public health disciplines. We do this by providing high quality, accessible education; conducting outstanding, high impact research; and participating effectively in professional, governmental and community activities.

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

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 1976/1018F listed below to apply. 

Closing date: Monday 29 October 2018 at 11.30pm 

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. 

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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