The Centre for Health, Exercise & Sports Medicine (CHESM) has a research assistant position available to provide technical and operational support to the chief investigators and senior research staff for a funded research project within the Department of Physiotherapy at The University of Melbourne. The research activities of CHESM primarily focus on understanding and treating lower limb osteoarthritis.
The successful candidate will work as part of an experience research team on a National Health and Medical Research Council funded randomised controlled trial that will evaluate and compare two different physiotherapy-delivered exercise programs for people with hip osteoarthritis. The position will involve recruitment and screening of potential participants into the trial, preparation of relevant trial materials under the direction of team members, performing fundamental aspects of research administration work, and facilitating the efficient operation of the research activities. The incumbent will be expected to coordinate the trial tasks to ensure that the clinical trial runs smoothly and to a high standard. Other duties related to the support of research and engagement activities of the Centre may also be required were appropriate.
While candidates with a variety of backgrounds will be considered for the position, preference will be given to those from a health / clinical discipline (e.g. physiotherapy).
The position is full-time however applications for part-time work will be considered depending on qualifications and skills of the applicant. The initial contract is for 2 years with the possibility to extend a further 2 years. Potential extensions outside of the trial period are possible subject to future funding within the Centre.