22 Oct 2021

Fixed-term Research Assistant – National Institute for Health Innovation

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAuckland, New Zealand

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Job Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.3bn, including research revenue of over $300m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

Our mission and values place strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability.

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The National Institute of Health Innovation (NIHI) at the University of Auckland Grafton Campus is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Research Assistant who will support the Dietary Interventions: Evidence & Translation (DIET) programme research team to design, coordinate, and disseminate programme research.

A key focus of the role will be the delivery of a study on the effects of a programme to provide tailored support to the largest food companies in NZ to improve their nutrition-related policies and practices.

This is an excellent opportunity to work with a highly successful collaborative team that research major contemporary public health issues. This position will offer you the opportunity to develop your research skills within NZ’s highest world ranked University and your skills will develop whilst you are mentored by a highly respected team.

You will spend a good portion of your time collating and synthesising data from large food composition databases and online food company information. You will then prepare datasets, reports and presentations for delivery to participating food companies. This is a role for someone with strong attention to detail and an excellent understanding of nutrition science, who can synthesise and extract valuable insights from comprehensive and diverse sources of information.

This is a part time0.8 FTE (30 hours a week)fixed-term opportunity until 30 September 2023.

For more detailed information, please refer to the Position Description.

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

The National Institute of Health Innovation (NIHI) is a multi-disciplinary group of health researchers with an international reputation for studies into the causes, prevention and treatment of health problems, and the role that Information systems and technology play in changing how healthcare is delivered.

For more information please click HERE.

He kōrero mōu | About you

To thrive with us, you must have excellent presentation and report writing skills and demonstrable experience of team-based research. You will shine if you have a meticulous approach to recording and updating study information, data, and documents. We are looking out for someone with exceptional time management skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities whilst working to deadlines.

To be considered for this role you must have a postgraduate qualification in a relevant area (nutrition, public health, behavioral change, health promotion, or related field)

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 7th November 2021 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Professor Cliona Ni Mhurchu via c.nimhurchu@auckland.ac.nz for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Additional Information

In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.

It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.

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 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. 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: Sunday, 7th November 2021

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

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