Clinical Research Officer (Dietician)

Australian Catholic University


December 6, 2021


Clinical Research Officer (Dietician)

Job No: 976908 Campus Location: Melbourne Functional Unit: The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research Work Type: Fixed term full time

  • Melbourne location
  • Full time appointment; 3 years fixed term
  • Provide dietetics and nutrition expertise to support research activities
  • Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Ballarat, Blacktown, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

    As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

    The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (MMIHR) is focused on finding and advocating for effective strategies to create healthier societies. Our research aims to address critical public health issues by identifying and responding with innovative programs that deliver better health outcomes and transform lives.

    The Clinical Research Officer (Dietician) will provide dietetics and nutrition expertise to support research activities within the Exercise and Nutrition Research Program. This will include but not be limited to dietary analysis and nutrition prescription for research participants ranging from healthy individuals to those with chronic disease, injury or illness.

    More specifically the role entails:

  • Providing specialist input into nutrition-related research projects as stipulated by successful funding applications, consultancy projects and other awards
  • Facilitating and managing nutrition-related research activities as directed by the Program Leader or Lead Investigator, including planning of diets/meals for research studies.
  • You will need to have:

  • Post-graduate degree in nutrition and dietetics or equivalent qualification coupled with practical experience Also desirable: ISAK anthropometry qualification and/or DEXA (dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry) accreditation (e.g. completion of the ANZBMS course in Clinical Bone Densitometry which satisfies the requirements of radiation safety legislation).
  • Accreditation as a Practicing Dietitian with the Dieticians Association of Australia. Desirable: Eligibility or membership of Sports Dietitians Australia.
  • Demonstrated experience working with dietary analysis software.
  • Evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University;
  • The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.

    How to Apply:

    Obtain the Position Description 10601524 Clinical Research Officer (Dietician) PD.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

    Total remuneration valued to $107,300 - $116,130pa, including salary component $90,670 - $98,131 (Higher Education Worker Level 7), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

    General enquiries can be sent to Pauline Ruberto, Executive Assistant to the Director, The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research at

    Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

    Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit: www.

    Applications Close: Monday 6 December 2021; 11:55pm AEST

    ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.


    Advertised: 22 Nov 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time Applications close: 06 Dec 2021 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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