School of Psychology
(Medical Psychology Research Unit)
Reference No.: A06/005634
A full time research assistant is required to assist in all aspects
of conducting an ongoing study examining the role of psychosocial
factors in the development of breast cancer in women from high-risk
breast cancer families. The position is based at the Royal North
Shore Hospital. The primary focus of this position is the recruitment
of participants to the study, conducting research interviews over
the telephone, producing and presenting written reports of the interview
for coding, and assisting with maintaining the project database.
The position may require some out of hours work on occasion.
Essential criteria: Completion of an Honours Degree in Psychology
(or one of the Behavioural Sciences); previous experience working
on a research project; demonstrable ability to work effectively
independently and as part of a team; demonstrable organisational
and communication skills; skills with databases and statistics.
Desirable criteria: Skills in conducting semi-structured interviews;
data coding and entry; knowledge of or experience with cancer; training
in non-directive counselling techniques.
The position is full-time fixed term for 18 months, subject to
the completion of a satisfactory probation period for new appointees.
There is the possibility of further offers of employment for three
years, subject to funding and need. Successful applicants will be
asked to provide proof of Australian citizenship or a valid work
visa appropriate to the term of the position. For further information
and a copy of the duty statement contact Dr Judy Wilson on 9926
6457 or e-mail: email@example.com
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND
WE OFFER A SMOKE FREE WORKPLACE
Remuneration package: up to $51,269 - $57,447 p.a.
(which includes a base salary Level 5 $43,323 - $48,544 p.a., leave
loading and up to 17% employer’s contribution to superannuation)
Closing: 24 February 2005
Applications should quote the reference no, address the selection
criteria, and include a CV, the names, addresses, e-mail, fax and
phone number of two confidential referees and be forwarded to:
The Personnel Officer, College of Sciences and Technology,
Carslaw Building, (F07),
The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006
Or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
The University is a non-smoking workplace and is committed to the
policies and principles of equal employment opportunity and cultural
diversity. The University reserves the right not to proceed with
any appointment for financial or other reasons.