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COVIC-HA Project Officer

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 3 days
    Published on 28 Jul 2021
  • Job no: 37248
  • Category: 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 – 12 months
  • Full-Time - 76 hours per fortnight
  • Classification code – HS3
  • Alfred Health locations
  • Staff benefits


Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine is a teaching and research unit of the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and is centred at the Alfred Hospital Campus. It plays a prominent role in public health medicine and works closely with the major Monash affiliated hospitals, research institutes and public health units within Victoria. It plays a prominent role in public health medicine in Australia and has a strong record for training individuals with the capacity and skills to assume leadership roles in Australia in this field. We work closely with the major Monash affiliated hospitals, research institutes and public health units within Victoria. Our skills provide a key resource underpinning translational research within our Faculty. 

The Coronavirus in Victorian Healthcare and Aged care workers (COVIC-HA) Cohort Study aims to establish a cohort of Victorian healthcare and aged care workers to comprehensively examine the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on these workers and their workplaces over time using a mixed methods approach.


The COVIC-HA Project Officer operates autonomously and performs a range of research coordination activities that play a critical role in supporting the delivery of the COVIC-HA research project outcomes in accordance with agreed timeframes. This position assists the COVIC-HA Project Manager by undertaking administrative and operational activities, including tasks such as data capture and management as well as maintaining excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders. 

The Project Officer works closely with researchers, staff and students to understand the research requirements, to provide efficient research services in accordance with research protocols and standards. A strong analytical and scientific understanding is required to make critical, independent decisions and problem solve on a day-to-day basis about issues that impact on a team of staff and the outcome of the project 


  • Undergraduate qualifications in a relevant discipline
  • Demonstrated research project and administration skills, including the ability to support projects through to completion in accordance with agreed standards and timeframes.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop and implement effective research processes and systems
  • Actively participate in continuous improvement activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with a range of people and to build positive working relationships.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to tight deadlines
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills plus a high degree of initiative, including the ability to instigate and undertake tasks with minimum supervision or direction
  • Experience with a range of software frequently utilised in research data collection, such as REDCap, Microsoft Excel etc including database management and manipulation
  • Experience with report writing.
  • Strong knowledge of the principles of ethical research conduct including familiarity with the NHMRC Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research and the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research and the University’s Good Research Practice Policy
  • A demonstrated awareness of the principles of confidentiality, privacy and information handling
  • Experience in carrying out scientific literary searches and preparing literary reviews for further analysis and database compilation and maintenance


  • Experience in conducting in-depth interviews (face to face and telephone) and in qualitative research analysis
  • Analytical, technical and research skills


  • Salary packaging
  • Novated leasing
  • Easy public transport access and discounted staff car parking

If you are interested in this position or would like any further details, please contact Josphin Johnson at 

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 3 days - 04 Aug 2021
  • Published on 28 Jul 2021, 3:58 AM