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Research Officer (Psychology)

Job No.: 627795

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Part-time, fraction (0.6)

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: Pro-rata of $70,912 - $81,454 pa HEW Level 05 (plus 10% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions
  • Be a part of an inclusive, collaborative community

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. And that’s because you’re not just starting your career, or taking on a bigger challenge. You’re making a real contribution – surrounded by energetic, inspiring people who are driven to make a difference as well. Monash is a place where you’ll be able to develop your career in exciting, sometimes unexpected ways – putting you in the best possible position for a rewarding future.

The Opportunity

The Experimental Neuropsychology Research Unit (ENRU) within The Turner Institute for Brain and Mental Health at Monash University is seeking a talented, dynamic Research Officer.

You will contribute towards the research effort of the University and more importantly, support the recently launched TRACK-FA study. This project will investigate the nature of brain changes over time in people with Friedreich Ataxia (FA) and how these changes relate to clinical, cognitive and blood markers known to be affected in FA. Participant enrolment in TRACK-FA commenced in early 2021, with the Melbourne site testing its first participant in April.

TRACK-FA proposes the first prospective, multisite longitudinal magnetic resonance (MR) study in FA across six academic sites, including Monash University, University of Minnesota (USA), Aachen University (Germany), University of Campinas (Brazil), University of Florida (USA), and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (USA), sponsored by the Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) in the USA, as well as leading industry partners globally. This study is the first of its kind and aims to investigate and validate candidate biomarkers of disease progression for upcoming clinical trials in FA.

You will be responsible for the provision of a variety of high-quality research services to support the operations of the TRACK-FA study and you will perform a range of research activities to support the delivery of the TRACK-FA program outcomes.

This will include recruitment and screening of participants; arranging research appointments; administering and scoring cognitive assessments; recording, scoring and data entry; coordinating clinical appointments; coordinating and processing of blood collections; overseeing imaging assessment sessions; managing participant stipends; and participating in general research administration duties, while ensuring a compliant and safe research environment.

The Research Officer operates with a focus on excellence in process and judgment and provision of sound and timely advice and support to research participants, research staff as well as supporting the efforts of the TRACK-FA neuroimaging consortium more broadly.

You will have a tertiary qualification in a relevant field, as well as relevant skills and work experience in clinical research. To truly excel in this newly formed role you will also have:

  • Sound analytical, technical and data analysis skills and a demonstrated capacity to apply effective technical methods, processes and systems
  • Strong organisational skills, including the ability to set priorities, manage time and plan work to meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

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

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

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

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Dr Karen Harris, Project Coordinator, +61 421 938 179

Position Description

Download File Research Officer

Closing Date

Sunday 12 December 2021, 11:55pm AEDT

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