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Research Assistant

  • Caulfield Hospital Part Time - Permanent
  • Closed 2 months ago
    Published on 5 Feb 2019

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  • Job no: 19162
  • Categories: Research, Other Research

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory, to inpatient and home and community based services.

Research Assistant

Caulfield Pain Management and Research Centre (CPMRC)

  • Seeking Permanent part time – 8 Hours a week
  • Psychologist or equivalent discipline and Psychology students year 2-4 welcome to apply
  • Allied Health staff benefits available including salary sacrifice and staff gym

CPMRC is seeking a research assistant to manage the collection and presentation of data for ePPOC (electronic Persistent Pain Outcome Collaboration). The position is open to those with a Psychology degree or equivalent and currently enrolled Psychology students in years 2-4.

The Electronic Persistent Pain Outcomes Collaboration (ePPOC) has been developed in response to recommendations from the National Pain Strategy (2010).  One of the high priority recommendations of this report was to improve standards in pain management through national benchmarking of care and treatment provided by specialist pain management services.

The information consists of a battery of standardised assessment measures (Brief Pain Inventory, Depression Anxiety and Stress Scale, Pain Self Efficacy Scale, Pain Catastrophizing Scale, Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire) and de-identified demographic information (e.g., medication and health care use, age, sex, cultural identity, job status and satisfaction). This standardized assessment battery is completed by the patient on referral to the pain management service and then at time points related to their program until discharge plus a 3-month follow-up assessment battery.


CPMRC is an ambulatory service providing specialist assessment and treatment for adults with chronic non-cancer related pain.

The Centre aims to assist patients to reduce the impact of persistent pain by optimising pain treatments, improving function and promoting self-management. This is achieved by expert assessment, patient education and access to a number of treatment modalities. There is a focus on the Cognitive Behavioural education and restoration of function for management of pain with a philosophy of teaching self-management strategies. The centre undertakes research on outcomes of pain treatments, psychosocial aspects of chronic pain, pain and ageing and novel therapies for pain.



Degree in Psychology (Hons) or equivalent discipline

Psychology student’s year 2-4 also welcome to apply

Experience: Desirable

  • Consistent record of high quality work, which is published and presented in appropriate national and international forums
  • Experience in Clinical Research Projects
  • Concurrently working in the field of Research
  • Experience in submitting ethics approval requests


  • Salary Packaging
  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Child care services

Please address the Key Capabilities section in your cover letter and apply via Alfred Careers website

Any queries regarding this position please contact the Manager, Yvette Harding on 9076 6834

Application close Wednesday, 20th February 2019 at 11pm 


Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.


  • Closed 2 months ago - 20 Feb 2019
  • Published on 05 Feb 2019, 11:42 PM