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Research Assistant (Occupational Therapist)

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypePart Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68830
Category: Research, Other Research
  • Fixed-Term (6-month maternity leave cover)
  • 0.2-0.4 FTE (1-2 days per week)
  • Great Staff Benefits, Incl Salary Packaging
  • Fixed-Term (6-month maternity leave cover)
  • 0.2-0.4 FTE (1-2 days per week)
  • Located at Caulfield Hospital
  • Great Staff Benefits, Including Salary Packaging

The Opportunity

The Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation Group is a research team embedded in the Department of Neuroscience / Alfred Brain, that aims to improve the lives of adults living with neurological conditions by integrating research and clinical care. Led by Professor Natasha Lannin, the Group includes researchers based at the Department of Neuroscience of Monash University, Allied Health and the Alfred Brain services at Alfred Health, and another three national partner institutions.

We now have an exciting position for a part-time research occupational therapist.

The position will focus on testing interventions with the goal of supporting adults with stroke to live a fulfilled life (including working, driving, and community integration).  We are looking for an experienced and motivated researcher to join our team.  In this highly collaborative role, you will work closely with researchers, clinicians, and patients and their families. As part of the wider program of stroke research, you will also collaborate with multidisciplinary local, national and international researchers.


The successful applicant for this role will hold registration as an occupational therapist, with a strong understanding and clinical experience of client-centred, occupation-based practice for clients with acquired brain injury. Along with this, you must also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Experience in vocational rehabilitation and/or intervention components of a vocational rehabilitation program
  • Experience in quality assurance and/or research, with a focus on following evidence-based protocols
  • Strong interpersonal skills and experience of working with range of stakeholders across healthcare including, clinicians, inpatients living with stroke, and families.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.

Please refer to the position description [LINK] for full details of knowledge and skills required.


Our aim is to create a team where people are encouraged to fulfil their potential; further training and support to reach this potential is included in this role.  Some of our staff benefits include:

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

Applicants should address all selection criteria in their cover letter, and outline all research experience in their CV.

All enquiries to Professor Natasha Lannin on email, [email protected].

Applications Close: 11pm AEST, Wednesday 17th April 2024