Research Assistant- Nutrition and Life Style
About The George Institute
The George Institute for Global Health is an internationally-recognised health research organisation, undertaking high-impact research across a broad landscape. Affiliated with several leading universities in Australia, Asia and the UK, the Institute is a global leader in research and policy on the prevention and treatment of common chronic and critical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and trauma.
The Institute was established in 1999 and employs a global network of leading medical experts across a range of specialties, as well as other health professionals with expertise in research design, project management and statistical analysis. With a respected voice among global health agencies, the Institute has attracted significant funding support from governments, foundations and corporations in support of its work. The George Institute’s research is regularly published in the top tier of academic journals internationally and contributes to clinical and public health policy worldwide.
Our mission is to improve the health of people worldwide by:
· Providing the best evidence to guide critical health decisions
· Engaging with decision makers to enact real change
· Targeting global epidemics, particularly of chronic diseases and injury
· Focusing on vulnerable populations in both rich and poor countries
In achieving that mission, we are committed to ensuring the integration of good business practices throughout all our operations.
The Institute has grown rapidly since its inception, and currently employs approximately 450 staff at its headquarters in Sydney. The George Institute also has offices in India, China and the UK. Research is currently conducted at around 300 collaborating centres in approximately 50 countries worldwide.
The George Institute is made up of several research and development themes, divisions and programs that oversee numerous large-scale international and regional projects funded by a diverse range of sponsors, both public and private. The George Institute has also established a number of social enterprises that provide services to clients in the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors worldwide. In the current financial year, the Institute’s gross revenue is expected to total around $60 million, making it one of the largest medical research institutes in Australia.
The George Institute is dedicated to the recruitment, development, and retention of the best people from around the world. The pursuit of academic, scientific and operational excellence in a “can do” culture is actively promoted in all our activities. For more information about the Institute, visit www.georgeinstitute.org
The Research Assistant will carry out research related work at the stage of research application, implementation and publication under the guidance of research fellow.
The Research Fellow will report to the <Line Manager Position> directly.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
· Research (reporting to the Research Fellow)
· Support to the research fellow or the senior specialists from professional organizations in preparing new grant applications.
· Assist in developing study protocols, operation manuals, training programmes, health education materials, data collection tools and quality control plans.
· Keep routine communications with project implementation team to ensure that the academic support is given timely and key principles are followed accordingly during implementation, including technical training, study participants sampling and randomization, study monitoring, data collection coordination and other technical tasks for the project.
· Conduct or supervise the data cleaning, working closely with the data manager.
· Assist or lead the data analysis and the development of reports.
· Analyze data and prepare manuscripts for publication.
· Provide technical training to the local research team as required.
· Participate in the study monitoring activities when required.
As a Team Member:
· Participate in team meetings and activities
· Participate in objective setting and performance management
· Participate in special projects to improve processes, tools, systems and organization of GI China
Occupational Health and Safety
· Comply with OH&S legislation and operate in accordance with established OH&S practice and procedures at The George Institute
· Promote and contribute to a safe, secure environment for staff and visitors
Skills, Knowledge, and Experience
· Master’s or higher degree in nutrition and food hygiene / social Medicine and health management / epidemiology / health economics / statistics / public health related area, or other relevant postgraduate qualification with specialist experience in these areas.
· Research or working background in e/m-health preferred.
· Advanced technical writing and oral presentation skills in Mandarin and English
· Solid understanding of research and related ethical principles in the conduct of research
· Competence with computer programs (especially MS Office; MS Word, MS Excel) and electronic communication (email and internet).
· Ability to perform advanced statistical analyses
· Personal Characteristics and Capabilities
· Great enthusiasm in research work
· Flexibility and willingness to travel to meet with project staff and work as required to meet timelines
· Excellent organization and time management skills
· Excellent communication (written and verbal) and negotiation skills
Please send your CV in English and Chinses to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of "Research Assistant- Nutrition and Life Style Application" before June 10, 2018.
Type of career: Jobs
Application close date: 30/06/2018