9 Oct 2019

Fixed-term Research Assistant – Centre for Brain Research (Anatomy).

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Auckland University

Job Description

The University of Auckland is a truly great place to work. The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Our lecturers and health researchers are regarded as experts in their fields, frequently directing global research projects designed to better the lives of New Zealanders and the world, and in turn passing this knowledge on to our students.

We take pride in delivering excellence in our teaching, research, and service to local, national and international communities.

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant (RA) to support research project activities and duties within the Dementia Prevention Research Clinic (DPRC), based at the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, University of Auckland

The DPRC is engaged in investigation of biomarkers that may identify individuals who will develop Alzheimer’s disease and the translation of basic research into clinical therapies to benefit patients. The DPRC recruits individuals in the very early stages of cognitive decline or dementia resulting from neurodegenerative disorders and examines the natural progression and possible strategies to delay onset or slow progression.

The RA will support and contribute to various key research activities, including: blood sampling of DPRC participants and other clinical tasks; organisation and supervision of positron emission tomography (PET) scanning of participants; collection, storage and analysis of data; and coordination and administrative support for DPRC clinical research. The RA will report to the Director of the DPRC, Associate Professor Lynette Tippett School of Psychology.

Among key qualifications, experience and skills, the RA will hold a post-graduate qualification in a relevant field or a nursing degree and will have experience in clinical data collection, processing and analysis. Experience in blood collection would be an advantage. Competitive candidates will possess excellent (i.e., written/oral) communication and organizational skills, work well independently and in team settings, and be comfortable in both scientific/professional and clinical research environments.

The position is part-time (18.75 hours per week) and termed initially for one year.

Position Description

Informal enquiries to the Research Operations Manager Dr Dean Robinson, d.robinson@auckland.ac.nz or Associate Professor Lynette Tippett, School of Psychology. Email: l.tippett@auckland.ac.nz

While we’re happy to answer enquiries by email, applications must be submitted via the University of Auckland Careers portal.

More information about this role is available in the Position Description.

Additional Information

The University of Auckland is ranked No.1 globally in the inaugural University Impact Rankings by Times Higher Education (THE). This recognises our commitment to sustainability and to making a positive social impact through research and teaching.

The University of Auckland is dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work life balance. As such we offer benefits such as research and study leave, wide range of leadership and development programmes, subsidised car parking, childcare and medical insurance; generous annual leave and recreation centre facilities.

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Monday, 21 October 2019 to be considered. Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position.

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

In order to apply you will first need to register with the University by completing an online user profile via their website.

APPLY NOW by clicking HERE to register with the University's website. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application.

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If you are experiencing difficulty in any aspect of the application process or if you do not receive a confirmation email that you have applied for a role, please contact recruitment@auckland.ac.nz or Phone 09 923 1115.

Applications close: Monday, 21 October 2019

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Fixed-term and Part-Time.

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