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Research Assistant

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in a month
    Published on 24 Sep 2020
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  • Job no: 30556
  • 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.

  • Fixed Term (1 year) possibility of renewal. January 2021 to December 2021
  • Part-Time (38hrs per fortnight)
  • Monash Department of Immunology and Pathology,  Level 6 Burnet Tower, 89 Commercial Road, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
  • Staff benefits

The Faculty and School

Monash is a university of transformation, progress and optimism.  Our people are our most valued asset, with our academics among the best in the world and our professional staff revolutionising the way we operate as an organisation. For more information about our University and our exciting future, please visit

The Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, is the largest faculty at Monash University, and offers the most comprehensive suite of professional health training in Victoria. We consistently rank in the top 40 universities worldwide for clinical, pre-clinical and health sciences.

We want to improve the human condition. That is our vision - it has no expiration date. Through academic health centres, other translational models and by educating the healthcare workforce of the future, our staff, students and alumni directly improve quality of life.

Setting the global health care agenda, the Faculty aspires to lead in all areas of research activity and influence local, national and international policy to improve health and social outcomes and health inequalities. We’ve made a major impact in the world of medical research and become globally recognised for our quality education of over 41,000 doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals.

We are ambitious and aim to maintain our position as a leading international medical research university. We’re recognised for the breadth and depth of our research, for our commitment to translational research, for the quality and scale of our research capability, and as a thriving biotechnology hub.

To learn more about the faculty, please visit

Central Clinical School (CCS) encompasses the Departments of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Clinical Haematology, Immunology and Pathology, Diabetes, Infectious Diseases, Gastroenterology, Allergy and Respiratory Medicine, Neuroscience, Medicine and Surgery. CCS also includes the Melbourne Sexual Health Centre, Monash Alfred Psychiatry research centre and the National Trauma Research Institute. It is located at the Alfred Hospital precinct in Melbourne, known as AMREP (Alfred Medical Research and Education Precinct). The school is involved in teaching students from both the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science and its teaching and research is conducted at Alfred Health, Cabrini, Epworth Richmond, Peninsula Health and at Clayton.

The Role

The Research Officer will provide a variety of high-quality research services to support the operations of the Immunology and Regenerative Medicine Research Group. The Research Officer will perform a range of research activities to support the delivery of the Immunology and Regenerative Medicine research groups research goals. This includes undertaking animal-based experiments, human trial coordination, using specialized immunology equipment, developing operating procedures, data analysis, research administration, computing, planning and scheduling, while ensuring a compliant and safe research environment.

The Research Officer operates with a focus on excellence in process and judgment and provision of sound and timely advice and support to researchers, participants and other stakeholders. The successful applicant will be a highly organised individual, with attention to detail and a high level of communication skills.


The appointee will have:

  • A bachelor’s degree with honours in a relevant field of biomedical science, biology or medicine
  • Substantial relevant skills and work experience

Knowledge and Skills

  1. Sound analytical, technical and data analysis skills and a demonstrated capacity to apply effective technical methods, processes and systems
  2. Strong organisational skills, including the ability to set priorities, manage time and plan work to meet deadlines
  3. Demonstrated project administration skills with the ability to support research projects accordance with agreed standards and timeframes
  4. Ability to work as an effective member of a team as well as independently under general supervision
  5. Strong attention to detail and accuracy and an understanding of confidentiality, privacy and information handling principles
  6. Well-developed communication skills, including the ability to draft a range of documentation
  7. A high level of computer literacy, including demonstrated experience in learning and adopting new software packages as required
  8. Experience in immunological techniques such as flow cytometry, ELISA, qPCR and microscopy
  9. Experience with animal models of disease


The Immunology and Regenerative Research Group is a recently established enthusiastic team that is inclusive, supportive and highly dynamic. This position is on a part-time basis with flexible working hours.

Salary Packaging

  • Discount Health Insurance
  • Onsite Gym
  • Childcare services

Applications close 11pm Friday 27th November 2020

Cover letter should address how your qualifications, experience and skills relate to the role. Curriculum Vitae should include contact details of two referees relating to your research experience.

All enquiries to Dr Malcolm Starkey by email

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.


  • Closes in a month - 27 Nov 2020
  • Published on 24 Sep 2020, 2:01 AM