Research Assistant - Autonomous Vehicles
- Part time (0.4 FTE) opportunity
- 6 month fixed term contract
- Respected global research organisation
- Make an impact on global health outcomes
The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit 'what we do' to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to support our work in the Autonomous Vehicles research space.
The Research Assistant is required to support data collection for an innovative project on the effects of autonomous vehicles on diets and physical activity. There is potential for the right candidate to progress to a do a PhD related to this work.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
- Provide administrative and technical support to study team
- Scheduling and conducting interviews
- Arranging and checking transcriptions
- Communicate with study participants and respond to queries
- Assist with study tracking and documentation
- Assist in the distribution of study documents to investigators
- Assist with planning and organising regular meetings
- Preparing paperwork required by the study and any study materials
- Assist with the preparation of reports and publications about the study as required
- Ad hoc project work as required
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Tertiary qualification in health, management, or transport discipline
- Excellent oral language skills
- Excellent written language skills
- Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to organise, take initiative and follow up independently
- Methodical and systematic, with good attention to detail
- Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the Internet
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities
- Ability to work well within a research team and excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong focus on quality of work.
For more information, please see the Position Description here.
The closing date for applications is June 20th 2021. We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.