Assistant Research Fellow

University of Otago

New Zealand

September 29, 2022


Assistant Research Fellow - Management of Osteoarthritis Programme-2201522


About Us/Mō mātou

The Department of Surgical Sciences is a major academic department within the Dunedin School of Medicine. The Department excels in clinical teaching and training, linking science with clinical research. In addition to teaching undergraduate medical students, we offer world-class postgraduate education and research opportunities to medical professionals, PhD and masters' students.

The Role/Te mahi

To assist with project design, data acquisition and analysis, management and administration tasks, and report writing for projects relating to prioritisation of research and innovation in osteoarthritis within the Aotearoa New Zealand context.

The main objectives of the role are: • Qualitatively analyse a research project dataset (focus group qualitative data), produce a thematic analysis, and plan a priori new data collection using e-Delphi and Discrete Choice Experiment methodologies. • Assist with the co-ordination of research activities and their administration. • Manage an online research data collection platform; export data and conduct data analysis. • Assistance with the planning, organizing, participant registration and communication, and coordination of meetings and events. • Contributing to the writing of the research reports and presentations.

Skills and Experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

• A tertiary qualification in a health-related discipline. • Research experience in qualitative research, and ideally also with online survey platforms. • Good organisational skills and ability to work unsupervised. • Computer literacy, ideally including some use of statistical software. • Quick learner who can think methodically with excellent attention to detail. • Good written and verbal communication skills.

Further Details/Pūroko

You need to have a right to work and live in New Zealand to apply for this role.

This is a fixed-term position for 12 months at 0.4 FTE.

We offer competitive salary five weeks' annual leave, and a 6.75% superannuation scheme.

Salary level is ARF 05, $59,826 per annum.

For further information, or to discuss the role in confidence – please contact Research Professor Haxby Abbott, Director Centre for Musculoskeletal Outcomes Research, Department of Surgical Sciences via the contact details below.


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2201522 will close Monday, 12 September 2022.

Additional Information

Note: As a part-time position, the salary range for this role will be the pro-rata equivalent of the annual full-time salary range listed.

Contact: Haxby Abbott

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Location: About Dunedin

Primary Location


Employment Status

Fixed Term

Salary Level and Range

Assistant Research Fellow ($51,091 to $71,281)


Surgical Sciences

Job Function


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