Clinical Research Co-ordinator (Queensland sites)

University of Melbourne
December 12, 2022
Offerd Salary:$97,558 – $104,717
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 3 yea
Working Time:Part time
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Clinical Research Co-ordinator (Queensland sites)

Job no: 0057001 Location: Brisbane Role type: Part time (0.4 FTE); Fixed-term for 3 years Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics Department/School: Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research Salary: Level A – $97,558 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super

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About - Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research https://

The Melbourne Institute is a research-only department within the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Melbourne. It is Australia's leading and longest standing research institute in the field of economics, undertaking cutting-edge research into key issues relevant to modern economic and social policy.

The Melbourne Institute has a core faculty of some 40 academics and academic specialists, a team of research staff that include expertise in data science and analytics, a team of professional/administrative staff that support the mission and operations of the department, honorary fellows and PhD students. Reflecting the standards of research excellence achieved at the Melbourne Institute, staff are expected to publish in internationally acclaimed peer reviewed journals and to lead the public debate on economic and social policy.

About the Role The incumbent will be working on the Intensive Early Childhood Education and Care Research Project (IECECRP) which is being conducted by the University of Melbourne and Parkville Institute. The Parkville Institute is a registered charity established to support infants and young children living with significant family stress and social disadvantage to enter school as confident and successful learners who are developmentally and educationally equal to their peers. The Chief Investigators from the Melbourne Institute are A/Professor Yi-Ping Tseng and Nichola Coombs. The team will also be working closely with researchers from Parkville Institute lead by A/Professor Brigid Jordan and Dr Anne Kennedy, both of whom also hold honorary positions at the University of Melbourne.

The project is to conduct the evaluation of an intensive early childhood education and care program. Previous research conducted by University of Melbourne shows that an intensive ECEC program can significantly improve the developmental trajectories of children who participated in the intervention, compared to children in the control group (who did not receive the targeted intervention). This research project will test whether similar positive impacts can be found in multiple sites at different locations for children experiencing significant family stress. A very rich set of child development outcomes will be collected in this project to allow rigorous evaluation of children's developmental trajectories.

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate all participant activity within the research trial Queensland sites.

  • Conduct child development assessments and administer parent questionnaires.

  • Work with Research team to acquit reporting, administration and accountability requirements for the study

  • Manage measurement resources, including maintaining research equipment, ordering standardised assessments and updating questionnaires as appropriate
  • Work with the research childcare centre manager to navigate the interface between the research and service industry and ensure the integrity of the research trial remains intact alongside the service industry interface
  • The project has three research childcare centres, two in Queensland and one in Melbourne. The successful candidate will take the role of Queensland sites Research Co-Ordinator and will work on sites to manage the data collection and coordinate all participant activities in the two Queensland sites. The locations of the two sites are to be confirmed, one is expected to be in north Brisbane and the other one will be within commutable distance. The applicant will have clinical and research experience working with vulnerable infants and their families and experience in conducting standardised measures.

    About You You will bring a flexible approach and ability to work in a changing and dynamic work environment. Comfortable with flexible working arrangements. As well as a professional manner in dealing with staff. children, families and community partners and the ability to work effectively within a team. You will also hold highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, time management skills and have a very high attention to detail.

    You will also have:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Psychology (Pearson Clinical Assessment User Lever A)
  • Advanced qualifications in Infant and/or Child Mental Health
  • Experience in conducting and interpreting standardised developmental assessments
  • Proven skill and substantial clinical experience assessing and treating infants with psychosocial vulnerabilities and working with families with complex needs.
  • A demonstrated understanding and capability for working with diversity
  • Ability to function independently as a clinical researcher and to provide a full range of clinical and psychometric assessments.
  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
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    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

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    If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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    Advertised: 21 Nov 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 12 Dec 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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