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Research Assistant

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Applications Close AtCloses in 3 days
    Published on 10 May 2022
  • Job no: 54795
  • 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 (beginning June/July 2022]
  • Full-Time : 76 hours per fortnight
  • Classification : Medical Scientist Grade 1 (dependent on experience)
  • Alfred Hospital Precinct
  • Staff benefits

The Department

The Department of Neuroscience, in strong partnership with the Alfred Health the Department of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Radiology and Psychiatry, has 23 different research groups and over 200 staff and students. We do basic/fundamental and clinical neuroscience research and research training relevant to a broad range of neurological and related disciplines.

The Role

To assist with clinical studies led by Investigators within the Monash Trauma Group. These studies will focus on identifying biomarkers and assessing treatments in patients with mild brain injuries due to a range of causes (e.g., sports, domestic violence, motor vehicle accidents). Depending on the successful applicant’s skillset/training, the role may involve the recruitment of participants, testing participants using cognitive and neuropsychological protocols, collecting blood samples from participants, maintenance of research databases, assisting with ethics and other administrative duties, and communicating with other team members. The Monash Trauma group consists of a team of clinicians and scientists, and the successful applicant can expect to work in a vibrant team setting.



  • Prior research experience and related degree (e.g., Honours, Masters, PhD)
  • Ability to work and effectively communicate in a team setting
  • Experience preparing and editing documents with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Willingness to undergo venepuncture training


  • Nursing education and experience
  • Neuropsychological testing experience
  • Venepuncture training and experience
  • Experience recruiting and testing participants
  • Data entry and database maintenance
  • Experience with human ethics
  • Basic wet laboratory experience (e.g., use of pipettes and centrifuge)
  • Victorian driver license


  • Salary packaging
  • Novated leasing
  • Discounted car parking for staff

If you have any enquiries regarding the role, please contact A/Prof Sandy Shultz (; 99030268) or Dr. Stuart McDonald (; 0402694000).

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.

In compliance with the Victorian Chief Health Officer's Mandatory Vaccination Directions, all Alfred health employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with TGA approved vaccine and must have evidence of their vaccination status. 


  • Closes in 3 days - 24 May 2022
  • Published on 10 May 2022, 4:58 AM