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Project Officer - Pandora Study

Menzies School of Health Research - Darwin, NT

Health, Medical & Pharmaceutical
Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

Full-time contract until 31 December 2023 based in Darwin

About Menzies:
As one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses, Menzies School of Health Research continues to translate its research into effective partnerships and programs in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

About the position:
The Pregnancy and Neonatal Diabetes Outcomes in Remote Australia (PANDORA) Study is a longitudinal birth cohort study. The PANDORA Wave 2 project is following up children and mothers at 5.5 - 10 years of age/after birth who were recruited from urban and remote communities across the Northern Territory. It includes assessment of risks for diabetes, heart and kidney conditions. These risks are both modifiable (weight, high blood glucose, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, smoking) and non-modifiable (age, ethnicity, gender and family history).

The Project Officer will be responsible for undertaking daily research activities of this project and will work under the supervision of the Project Manager.

The position is based in Darwin and will involve regular travel by light aircraft or 4WD to regional and remote areas within the Northern Territory for up to 5 days at a time, and up to 14 days on occasion.

The successful applicant will have:
Tertiary qualification in a health field; or an Aboriginal Health Practitioner with experience; or a combination of health-related research experience/education to Certificate, Advanced Certificate or Diploma level/training with Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
Experience working with women and children in a clinical and/or research setting.
Experience or willingness to undertake training in the delivery of health surveys and/or undertaking body measurements (eg. height, weight, circumferences).
Willingness to undertake phlebotomy training if required by the team.
Sound computer literacy skills including Outlook, Word, Excel and a range of database and specialist software (eg. REDCap) to ensure collection and recording of information meets professional and ethical standards.
Demonstrated ability to contribute to, and work effectively in, a multidisciplinary health/research team.
Experience working in a culturally safe manner with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in urban and remote clinical and/or research settings.
Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills which will enable the position holder to communicate sensitively and effectively with a wide range of people at a variety of levels internal and external to Menzies, including people from diverse cultures.
Ability to explain the project in lay terms to potential participants in line with ethics requirements and guidelines for research engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Understanding of, and commitment to, confidentiality and privacy obligations.
Proven organisational and time management skills, punctuality and strong record keeping abilities.
Willingness and ability to undertake early morning participant assessments (eg, at 7am), work on Saturdays and during school holidays.
Ability to undertake regular travel by light aircraft or 4 WD to regional and remote areas within the Northern Territory for up to 5 days at a time, and up to 14 days on occasion.
A current NT driver’s license and Working with Children Clearance (Ochre Card) or the willingness and ability to obtain and maintain both.

Contact: Katie Michell on 08 8946 8695 or email katherine.michell@menzies.edu.au

What we offer:
6 weeks annual leave
Option to increase super to 14%
Attractive salary package and benefits $93,473 - $109,494 pa, salary package (comprising gross salary $72,154 - $86,093 pa, superannuation and salary packaging benefits.

Closing date: Sunday, 14 February 2021

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

Applicants are required to address the selection criteria. For information on how to apply for this position and to obtain the Position Description and Selection Criteria please visit http://careers.menzies.edu.au/

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