Community Research Assistant

Charles Darwin University


June 1, 2022


12-Month Fixed term, Part time role – 0.6 FTE
Professional Level 4 salary $62,661 to $66,615 
17% superannuation and 6 weeks annual leave
To be based in Galiwin'ku, Northern Territory 


Provide support to Senior Research Fellows in the development of research projects 


At CDU we actively celebrate our diversity. We innovate, embrace new ideas, and act with courage and kindness. We're about what we can give to the world rather than what we take, and we believe in the transformative power of education. We work hard to make sure every member of our university community feels that they truly belong. Understanding that it is through our focus on our people and leveraging our differences that will make CDU the most connected university in Australia, we are striving to ensure that our culture and our community is inclusive of all our staff, students and visitors. We are committed to maintaining a culture where everyone feels respected, safe, encouraged to speak up and supported in achieving their professional goals. Applications from First Nations people, Women at all levels, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse People, People with Disability, Neurotypical and Neurodiverse People, LGBTIQ+ People, people with family and caring responsibilities and people at all stages of their careers are welcomed.

You make CDU. And we want you to be exactly who you are.  


About the Position
As a Community Research Assistant, you'll support and assist Senior Research Fellows in the development of research projects, including establishment and capacity building of the djäkamirr workforce in the NHMRC funded project: To be born upon a Pandanus Mat. Working in partnership with the Galiwin'ku community, partner organisations and research team, you will provide support and assistance in the co-generation of new health service approaches and knowledges, including the Djäkamirr project, as we adapt these services for remote and very remote areas and commence scale-up whilst addressing gaps. Though based in Galiwin'ku, there will be occasional travel to regional and remote locations; and CDU campus in Darwin, Sydney or Brisbane.


About You
To be successful, you will possess:

  • Experience in a health or related field or completion of a relevant education/training or an equivalent combination of both.
  • High level organisational skills including the ability to prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and balance competing tasks.
  • Proven experience working effectively with First Nations people or in a cross-cultural setting; and an awareness of cultural safety, confidentiality, and informed consent.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Sound knowledge and ability to use digital information technology such as Zoom, Teams, Outlook, Word and other digital platforms.
  • Ability to drive research team around Galiwin'ku to undertake research and community engagement activities.


To view the full responsibilities of the role, please click on the: Position Profile


All applications must be received online via the 'apply' button and should include a cover letter and a detailed resume. 


For any application enquiries, please contact Gus Diaz, College Manager on 08 8946 6425 or email 


The Chief Health Officer Covid-19 Directions (No.55) 2021 ("the Directions") made under the Public and Environmental Health Act 2011 applies to workers in the role you are applying for and you will be requested to evidence your current COVID-19 vaccination status.


Applications Close: Wednesday 1 June 2022

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