Nutrition Research Coordinator – Bone Health Program

University of Melbourne
May 28, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,258- $108,906
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Contract Type:Fixed-term for 12 mo
Working Time:Full time
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Nutrition Research Coordinator – Bone Health Program

Job no: 0062317 Location: Austin Health – Heidelberg Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Department of Medicine, Melbourne Medical School Salary: Level A – $80,258- $108,906 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Lead research assessments in aged-care homes for groundbreaking Bone Health Program.
  • Gain valuable experience in research methodology while contributing to improved health outcomes.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role This is an exciting opportunity for a dedicated individual to join our team as the Nutrition Research Co-ordinator at the Department of Medicine, Austin Health. You will play a vital role in the Bone Health Program, conducting assessments in aged-care homes and contributing to groundbreaking research under the guidance of Dr. Sandra Iuliano. This role offers the chance to make a tangible impact on the health and well-being of older adults, while also providing valuable experience in research methodology and team collaboration.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting dietary and nutritional assessments across multiple aged care homes and co-ordinate casual Nutritional Assessment Assistants.
  • Managing nutritional assessment tasks for the study as per the protocol including:

  • Scheduling and management of dietary nutrition assessments of residents in aged care homes.
  • Performing nutritional assessments using the standard methods such as observed intake and the Mini Nutrition Assessment.
  • Analysing dietary intake data using computerised nutrition programs such as FoodWorks.
  • Manage database
  • Who We Are Looking For You're patient and empathic, adept at building rapport with diverse communities. Your strong communication and organisation skills ensure effective, independent work.

    You will also have:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in the field of nutrition / dietetics and relevant experience or significant progress towards such a qualification with relevant experience.
  • Proficient computer skills demonstrated by competent use of standard MS- Office software tools, the internet, and computer programs related to nutritional assessments such as FoodWorks software and data management programs such as RedCap
  • Experience with individual dietary and nutrition assessments
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Department of Medicine Step into the world of impactful medical education and pioneering research with the Department of Medicine at the prestigious Melbourne Medical School. As a vital hub within the University of Melbourne teaching hospitals, we are at the forefront of clinical, educational, and research endeavours. Our reach spans across renowned institutions like Royal Melbourne Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital, Austin Health, Western Health, and Northern Health, offering you a unique opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge clinical trials and innovative healthcare research.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 30 Apr 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 28 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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