Job no: 0056228
Role type: Full time/Part time (Negotiable); Fixed-term until May 2024
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Medical School, Department of Infectious Diseases
Salary: UOM 6 – $89,182 - $96,536 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super
The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.
About the Department of Infectious Diseases
The Department of Infectious Diseases is a recently established department of the Melbourne Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences that is based at The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute). Research within the department encompasses infectious diseases.
About the Role
This position will have primary responsibility for the ID Predict - TB study, a longitudinal study of immunological and other factors associated with risk of developing tuberculosis (TB) after exposure. The successful applicant will also support other clinical TB research undertaken by the broader research team.
In a typical week at work, you may:
- Coordinate trial recruitment, including screening, enrolment, and follow-up scheduling
- Maintain trial documentation and database
- Assisting in the preparation of Human Research Ethics and Governance applications and reporting
You are a confident communicator with the ability to work methodically and with integrity, including accurate record keeping, professional stakeholder management, and the ability to balance multiple competing requirements. You are highly organised with excellent time management skills, and can simultaneously work on multiple tasks independently, and be flexible and responsive to changing priorities.
Ideally, you will further have:
- Completion of an undergraduate bachelor degree (with honours) or higher degree in Science, Health Science, Biomedical Science or Nursing or other relevant disciplines, with relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
- Demonstrated experience with the conduct and coordination of clinical research, the recruitment of participants, and collection and handling of clinical samples, including phlebotomy, database management, and coordination with laboratory partners
- Demonstrated experience working with academic, laboratory, and health services staff, as well as diverse project partners across different organisations
About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.
Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:
- Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
- Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
- Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
- Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
- Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.
Please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the first three selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.
^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria
We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at email@example.com.
We are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions.
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this role. You must have current valid working rights in Australia.