Research Assistant, Parkinson’s Disease Research Clinic at UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY – Natural Self Esteem

  • Full-time position, limited until March 2023
  • A great opportunity for an administrative professional to join a growing clinical research and study group and make their expertise available to patients and clinicians
  • Base salary $78,077 + 17% pension

About the opportunity

The research assistant based at the Brain and Mind Center provides administrative support to the Parkinson’s Disease Research Clinic (PDRC).

Parkinson’s Disease Research Clinic is a research-based organization that strives to develop better patient care and family support for people living with Parkinson’s and related disorders. Our research examines the causes of many of the problems faced by people with these disorders. We hope that a better understanding of these symptoms will improve quality of life. In addition, we have specific studies addressing novel treatment and diagnostic approaches.

This role is responsible for liaising with related healthcare professionals and communicating with patients, as well as general administrative duties in support of the program director.

Your main tasks will be:

  • Make appointments for patients and research participants via phone and email
  • Conduct any necessary follow-up visits with patients and participants by appointment
  • general reception and research administration duties of the PDRC, including filing, preparation and maintenance of medical records
  • Collaborate with related healthcare professionals, internal and external stakeholders to resolve patient and clinical issues
  • Assist in conducting clinical assessments such as sensory and cognitive testing where required
  • Support for data entry of participant assessments for research and clinical trials.

About you

To be successful for this role you must:

  • have extensive administrative experience acquired in a tertiary or medical background
  • are able to take initiative and work independently to achieve the goals of the clinic
  • have excellent written and verbal communication skills and are able to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders through various communication channels such as telephone and email
  • are able to manage competing priorities
  • have advanced data entry skills and intermediate experience with Microsoft Office suites (especially Excel)
  • have great attention to detail and understanding of patient privacy/confidentiality.

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Sponsorship / Labor Rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For permanent employment you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian temporary residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a temporary contract for the duration of their visa, depending on the requirements of the recruitment sector and the position.

Pre-Employment Checks

Your employment is conditional on the completion of any pre-employment or background checks required for the role that are satisfactory to the university. Similarly, your ongoing employment is dependent on the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the university may take any necessary action, including terminating your employment.

EEO Statement

Our shared values ​​at the University of Sydney include diversity and inclusion, and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a university community that reflects the broader community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs and key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all areas.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and other supporting documents, if applicable) can be submitted via the Use button at the top of the page.

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