11 Jan 2019

Fixed-term Research Assistant – Liggins Institute

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Job Description

The University of Auckland

Liggins Institute

Research Assistant

Full-Time (part-time may be considered), Fixed Term 01 April to 13 December 2019

The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland seeks to appoint a research assistant to work within the LENScience group. This fixed-term Professional Staff position from April to December 2019 is anticipated to be full-time. However, a part-time role of at least 0.7 FTE would be considered for the right candidate.

About LENScience

The Liggins Education Network for Science (LENScience) is a knowledge translation research group that facilitates multi-sectoral collaborations across science and education. Based on evidence of the potential of adolescence as a window of opportunity for promotion of health, the primary goal of LENScience is to enable partnerships that support improved health and education outcomes for adolescents and their future offspring.

The opportunity

The position of Research Assistant will provide technical and administrative support to enable the LENScience group to meet research aims relating to knowledge translation and implementation science associated with the promotion of science and health literacy through school-based intervention programmes. The Research Assistant will participate in the collection, processing and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, and will provide administration services in support of research within the LENScience group.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Health Sciences or Social Sciences
  • Experience in the processing and analysis of qualitative and quantitative research data
  • Experience in administration tasks associated with conducting mixed-methods research
  • An interest in knowledge translation research associated with adolescent health and education
  • A positive attitude and a willingness to contribute to the goals of the LENScience research group

Please see the Position Description for more details about the role and requirements.

How to apply

To join our dedicated and enthusiastic team for this fixed term role, apply online by the closing date of Monday 18 February 2019.

Please include a combined CV and covering letter outlining what strengths you would bring to this position.

Inquiries may be made to Dr Jacquie Bay j.bay@auckland.ac.nz

Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

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, LGBTI, 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.  Search by the Job ID number: 20410. Please combine your cover letter and CV as one document when submitting your application. To successfully download the full Job Description you should ensure you have pop-up blocker disabled and file downloads enabled (in Internet Explorer enabling file downloads is done by navigating to Tools > Internet Options > Security > Custom Level and select radio button to enable File Downloads). 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 18th February 2019.

Job Categories: Research. Job Types: Fixed-term.

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