At the South Australian Health and
Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), we are committed to achieving innovative, ground-breaking health and medical research that fundamentally improves the quality of life for all people.
The Research Project Officer performs a range of research-related activities related to the development and implementation of the National Health and Medical Research Council funded research project Designing Indigenous Aged Care with a whole of community perspective within the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Health Equity Theme. This includes contributing to qualitative data collection, analysis and interpretation, production of reports and manuscripts for publication, and conducting literature searches.
The Research Project Officer will also contribute to community engagement, knowledge translation activities and general administrative tasks.
About the Role
Key responsibilities include:
- Assist the Research Fellow, to conduct research specific to “Designing Indigenous Aged Care with a whole of community perspective” research project.
- Assist with the collection, management and interpretation of qualitative interview data.
- Conduct searches of relevant literature relating to Indigenous aged care research and prepare summaries of results.
- Assist with preparation of documentation required for research accountability, including monitoring and evaluation information, preparation of reports, preparation and submission of research publications.
- Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
- Support the Research Fellow with the implementation of knowledge translation activities such as preparing reports, conference and community presentations and other materials.
The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:
- An undergraduate degree in a relevant health or social sciences discipline is highly desirable. A post-graduate degree in public or population health would be well-regarded.
- Experience in working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander People.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Demonstrated experience in providing high level support to research projects.
- Experience in the conduct of qualitative research methods.
- Knowledge of the ethical guidelines relevant to health and medical research.
- Ability to work independently, seeking support when necessary to complete the task.
- Ability to work in a team, intelligently manage relationships and establish rapport effectively.
- Some out of business hours work will be required.
- Travel intrastate, including to remote parts of South Australia, possibly for extended periods.
- May require certain immunisations for field work in remote locations.
- DCSI employment screening is required.
Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community. Our values of Excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals.
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