Research Officer - Dietitian

Curtin University of Technology
March 05, 2024
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Your new role The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team working on an innovative primary health care research study addressing gaps in the delivery of effective weight management dietetic services to improve patient outcomes for people living with obesity. This position provides research and administrative support to the Academic Project Lead.

The project that aims to build capacity for GPs and dietitians to deliver effective evidence-based weight management advice using new technologies, increasing reach and improving patient outcomes.

The position will provide support across a range of functions associated with the successful execution of this research project. This may include coordinating project activities and implementing project deliverables, managing data and working with researchers to draft reports and research documentation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Under the guidance of the Chief Investigators, manage and coordinate project work plans, timelines and implementation methods.
  • Manage participant recruitment, dietary assessment, data collection and data analysis.
  • Coordinate project activities and liaise with project stakeholders and participants to facilitate project outcomes.
  • Participate in the conduct of research activities/experiments/field trips in accordance with the skills required of the position.
  • Collate, synthesise, review and summarise information from literature searches.
  • Supervise research staff and consultant dietitians delivering the clinical trial.
  • Coordinate research meetings, including agenda papers, preparing and distributing minutes and following up action items.
  • Develop and deliver training materials required for the clinical trial.
  • Prepare content for research documentation, which may include research grant/funding applications, ethics proposals, research papers and conference presentations.
  • Essential Criteria

  • A relevant degree with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Accredited Practicing Dietitian recognised by Dietitians Australia
  • Demonstrated project management, communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to apply current evidence-based dietetic knowledge to patient weight management at an advanced practice level.
  • Works effectively within an interdisciplinary team and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a primary health care with patients or clients.
  • Demonstrated discipline specific knowledge and experience in relevant scientific/research methods, techniques and protocols.
  • Demonstrated organisational skills with the ability to coordinate and implement project activities, prioritise work activities and meet deadlines.
  • Desirable Criteria

  • A higher degree by research masters or doctoral qualification
  • Demonstrated experience in research
  • Demonstrated experience in primary health care
  • To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Prof. Deborah Kerr via [email protected]

    About us Curtin School of Population Health Curtin's School of Population Health is a comprehensive academic school that delivers a range of undergraduate courses and numerous specialist courses in nutrition, dietetics, public health and psychology. The School is recognised nationally and internationally for research excellence, including in the area of nutrition and dietetics ranked well above world standard.

    We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

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    Please provide a cover letter, your CV and separate document addressing the selection criteria (noted above) to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

    To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and past the following link into your web browser.


    Applications close: Tuesday, 5 March 2024, at 10:00 pm AWST

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role. Only in limited situations will visa sponsorship situations be considered.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1), quoting the reference number.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

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