Research Assistant - Advancing Epilepsy Research

Monash University
June 18, 2024
Offerd Salary:$80,464 - $109,203
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Research Assistant - Advancing Epilepsy Research

Job No.: 665716

Location: The Alfred Centre

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $80,464 - $109,203 pa Level A (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • 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

    Are you passionate about advancing epilepsy research and improving patient outcomes? We are seeking a dedicated Research Assistant to contribute to the goals of our Epilepsy Research groups. You will be part of cutting-edge clinical trials funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), working towards a better understanding of the disease, discovering novel treatments, and preventing premature mortality in epilepsy.

    Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct high-standard clinical research, including the development of SOPs, risk assessments, and safe work instructions.
  • Optimize patient recruitment for neurological clinical trials and achieve recruitment targets.
  • Assist in experiments, clinical data collection, and analysis, and prepare results and reports.
  • Create and maintain research databases, manage data entry, and coordinate data sharing requests.
  • Stay updated on developments and protocols in your area of expertise through liaison with peers, reading relevant literature, and attending meetings and seminars.
  • Schedule and monitor patient recruitment, manage Human Research Ethics Committees (HREC) submissions, and liaise with the Alfred Health Human Research Ethics Committee.
  • Coordinate current and future clinical trials with Principal Investigators and sub-Investigators.
  • Ensure informed consent and maintain high ethical standards in research, following Good Clinical Research Practice Guidelines.
  • Participate in Quality Management activities and maintain a safe work environment by reporting any incidents of unsafe practices.
  • Conduct research under limited supervision and contribute to conference and seminar papers and publications.
  • Key Selection Criteria

  • Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent qualifications; or an honours degree in a relevant discipline or clinical trials experience in a neurology setting.
  • Experience working with a multidisciplinary team of clinicians and scientists.
  • Ability to solve complex problems using discretion, innovation, and diagnostic skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with strong planning and organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Awareness of the principles of confidentiality, privacy, and information handling.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and university-specific software programs, with a willingness to learn new packages. Proficiency in REDCap is highly regarded.
  • If you're ready to make a significant impact in epilepsy research and join a motivated team dedicated to improving patient outcomes, apply now to become a part of our innovative research team!

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    To Apply

    For instructions on how to apply, please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'. Your application must address the Key Selection Criteria.

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

    We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible recruitment process at Monash. If you need any reasonable adjustments, please contact us at hr- [email protected] in an email titled 'Reasonable Adjustments Request' for a confidential discussion.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Enquiries: Dr Shobi Sivathamboo, Senior Research Fellow, +61 3 9903 0924 and Dr Hugh Simpson, Neurologist and Research Fellow, +61 3 9903 0985

    Position Description:Research Assistant - Advancing Epilepsy Research

    Applications Close: Tuesday 18 June 2024, 11:55pm AEST

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