22 February, 2023

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Research Assistant

Purpose of the role
This opportunity is open for a temporary (6 months), part-time (up to 0.6FTE) AO3 Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Research Assistant to join the high-functioning Research and Education Team at Inala Indigenous Health. No research experience is necessary, and possible extension is available. The position will support the current team (one Research Manager, 1 Senior Research Fellow, 2 Aboriginal Research Officers) in the conduct of projects aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and the primary health care services they access.

Your key responsibilities
The position duties will include, but are not limited to:
▪ Learn about research, the research process, and the key components of research partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, including ethical considerations and Indigenist ways of conducting research
▪ Under supervision, support and guidance, assist with a range of research activities including preparing projects documents for ethical review; following research process; participant screening and recruitment; data collection (yarning, surveys, data extraction); data entry (paper and computer based); maintenance of participant files; and producing reports on activities and progress as required.
▪ Build and maintain strong community relationships to ensure high recruitment and retention of participants in the research projects and providing an important interface between the SQCoE and the Inala and Metro South Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
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▪ Ensure patients and other staff are treated fairly and with mutual respect and understanding, regardless of cultural, religious, ethnic and linguistic backgrounds.
▪ Follow defined service quality standards, occupational health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces.