Expression of Interest – Casual Research Exercise Professional (Research Officer)

Monash University
December 01, 2023
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Expression of Interest – Casual Research Exercise Professional

(Research Officer)

Job No.: 658639

Location: The Alfred Centre

Employment Type: Casual

Duration: 12-months

Remuneration: HEW 5, $51.01 per hour (loaded casual rate)

  • Amplify your impact at a world top 50 University
  • Join our inclusive, collaborative community
  • Be surrounded by extraordinary ideas - and the people who discover them
  • The Opportunity

    The Post Ischemic Stroke Cardiovascular Exercise Study – Zoom Delivered Intervention Against Cognitive Decline (PISCES-ZODIAC) directed by Professor Amy Brodtmann, investigates the brain benefits of home-based exercise training after stroke and follows participants for a 1-year period post-stroke.

    We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and skilled Grade 1 Research Exercise Physiologist for the PISCES-ZODIAC Study. The Grade 1 Research Exercise Physiologist provides a variety of research services to support the operations of the PISCES-ZODIAC study and reports directly to the Lead Exercise Physiologist. You will provide a high standard of participant fitness assessment, telehealth exercise delivery and coordination of services to participants, to facilitate safe, effective and person-centred research practices. You will implement safe laboratory practices in the handling of biospecimens (training provided) and provide a high standard of data collection and storage. The Exercise Physiologist operates with a focus on detail, good clinical practice and support to researchers, and participants. Ability to work autonomously and as part of the team are integral to this role.

    The position is primarily located at The Alfred Centre, however, travel to other study sites (Sunshine Hospital, Melbourne Brain Centre Heidelberg) may be required.

    Key Selection Criteria

    We are looking for applicants who:


  • The appointee will have:

  • Degree in Clinical Exercise Physiology

  • Current, full registration with Exercise Sport Science Australia (ESSA)
  • Current First Aid qualification
  • Current Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certificate (or willing to obtain)
  • Knowledge and Skills

  • Research experience in a clinical setting requiring patient contact, recruitment, and liaising
  • Ability to conduct assessments in a systematic way that ensures data quality and consistency
  • Experience prescribing and monitoring exercise sessions via a telehealth platform (i.e. Zoom)
  • Strong organisational skills, including the ability to set priorities, manage time and plan work to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work as an effective member of a team as well as independently under general supervision
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy and an understanding of confidentiality, privacy and information handling principles
  • Experience working with patients after stroke or with cardiovascular disease (i.e. atrial fibrillation)
  • Experience fitting 24-hour blood pressure and electrocardiogram monitors
  • Experience with REDCap database systems and Excel for data entry
  • If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus, we look forward to hearing from you.

    Monash University seeks applicants for this opportunity who are able to demonstrate and present valid and current Australian work rights.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

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    At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University may require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check. This will be confirmed at the time of offer of casual employment and the process will be communicated to you.


    As part of your expression of interest, please include the following in your application:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter addressing the key selection criteria
  • For general instructions on how to apply for roles at Monash, please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


    Ms Kim Adkins, Lead Exercise Physiologist PISCES-ZODIAC Study, +61 3 9903 9323

    Closing Date

    Friday 1 December 2023, 11:55pm AEDT

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