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Research Assistant - The START Research Project

  • Location The Alfred
  • Work Type Full Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions 1 Position
  • Applications Close At Closed 4 days ago
    Published on 6 Dec 2019

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  • Job no: 24139
  • 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 - The START Research Project
  • Full time, 76 hours per fortnight
  • Fixed-Term - January 2021
  • Classification code – HS2
  • Alfred location
  • Staff benefits


The Department of Infectious Diseases at the Alfred Hospital is one of the largest and most comprehensive infectious diseases clinical services in the country. It is also an academic department within the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Central Clinical School, Monash University and is a premiere centre for clinical and biomedical research and education.

The Department offers expertise in general infectious diseases, HIV/AIDS, hospital-acquired infections and antimicrobial resistance, infection prevention, viral hepatitis, sexually-transmitted infections, and infections in immunocompromised hosts. We have six active clinical units at any one time with a dedicated general infectious diseases inpatient unit, an HIV inpatient unit, a general consultative service, an immunocompromised host consultative service, and antimicrobial stewardship and ICU-Burns service.


This position will assist with data collection in residential aged care facilities for the START Research Program - Stepped-wedge Trial to increase antibiotic Appropriateness in Residential aged care facilities and model Transmission of antimicrobial resistance. This is a large, multicentre study to improve antibiotic appropriateness and minimise transmission of antimicrobial resistance in residential aged care facilities. This will be funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) that has the potential to change practice and policy in antibiotic practices within nursing homes and help stop the rise in superbugs.

The position will work with the Clinical Trial Coordinator – The START Research Program and members of the research team to assist with data collection and, data management in residential aged care facilities. The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate a high level of communication skills, data collection and management skills, flexibility, organisation and the ability to work independently across a range of tasks. The incumbent will be part of a dynamic, capable and research group conducting research that aims to improve patient management and patient well-being, with direct clinical relevance.  


  • Experience in research, preferably in infectious diseases or aged care or similar
  • A current Victorian Drivers licence
  • Ability to work within a small team
  • Ability to work autonomously and be self-directed
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work in an efficient manner
  • Advanced computer skills (Word, Excel)


  • Salary packaging
  • Novated leasing
  • Onsite gym
  • Easy public transport access

If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact: Natali Jokanovic Clinical Trial Coordinator START Research Program PH: 9903 0087

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 4 days ago - 08 Dec 2019
  • Published on 06 Dec 2019, 4:12 AM