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Research Assistant

  • LocationAlfred Health
  • Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
  • Positions1 Position
  • Job no: 64680
  • 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.

  • 12 Month contract
  • Part Time Fixed Term  0.6-0.8EFT
  • $65-70K pro-rata
  • Level 5 553 St Kilda Road, Melbourne


The Role

Clinical quality registries (CQRs) provide an efficient way of collecting data that benefits patients, informs clinicians and measures the effectiveness and access to the health system. A CQR captures observational “whole of population” real-world data that can be risk adjusted and bench-marked in reports that measure a real-world perspective on disease management and patient outcomes. The Victorian Lung Cancer Registry (VLCR) is a CQR, housed within the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine (DEPM), Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at Monash University.  

The VLCR team is looking for a research assistant to perform a range of research related activities in support and delivery of outcomes associated with the VLCR. This role will suit someone who is interested in developing broad research skills including data management, ethics submissions and other administrative tasks related to research operations. We are looking for someone who is a good communicator, has excellent attention to detail, enjoys multi-tasking and thrives in a fast-paced environment.



  • A degree in a relevant area, from a recognised university with subsequent relevant work experience OR an equivalent combination of experience and training;
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including capacity to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization experience and an ability to effectively analyse information and produce clear, succinct reports and documents;
  • Planning and organisational skills, with the ability to prioritise multiple tasks and set and meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrated level of computer literacy and proficiency in the production of high-level work using software such as Microsoft Office applications and specified University software programs (STATA, “R”), with the capability and willingness to learn new packages as appropriate.
  • Familiarity with navigating a REDCap database is desired



This role will provide an opportunity to learn about all aspects of research methodology, including ethics, patient recruitment, data collection and analysis, contributing to reports and publications.  The role will provide mentoring and leadership to assist with career development in research. Other benefits include

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


Applications close: 11pm Friday , June 2 2023 

If applicable, specify specific requirements that you require in the cover letter or CV.

Enquiries: Margaret Brand, [email protected]

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.