Research Assistant - Faculty of Medical Health Sciences

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Part-time
  • UoA Department Name: Psychological Medicine
  • Advert Closing Date: 25/10/2020
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Fixed-Term
  • Position Number: 55566333

Job Description

  • Contribute to important research 
  • Work within a highly respected team 
  • Part-time (.5 FTE) , fixed-term opportunity

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

The University of Auckland (Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences) is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant in Psychological Medicine. 

This part-time (0.5 FTE), fixed-term, position will ideally suit a new researcher with knowledge and/or experience of clinical practice, especially related to parenting. A good working knowledge of technology including mobile apps would be very useful. The successful applicant will be assisting the research team in rolling out and administering a digital parenting interventions trial and producing academic papers from their findings. 

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading and largest university and is the only New Zealand University ranked among the world’s top 200 universities by the Times Higher Education World Rankings of Universities. The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences was established in 1968 as The University of Auckland School of Medicine. In the 43 years since then, the Faculty has grown and developed into a large and diverse organisation with schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Population Health, Medical Sciences and Medicine, including Auckland, South Auckland and Waikato clinical schools. The Faculty has over 4000 students and 1000 staff committed to improving the health of our local, national and global communities through excellence in teaching, research and service. The successful applicant will join the Department of Psychological Medicine at the School of Medicine. 

Candidates must hold an academic degree, preferably a higher degree, in a relevant subject and have research experience. 

For more detailed information about the responsibilities and requirements of both roles, please review both Position Descriptions HERE

What we offer | Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou

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

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

We also offer a company superannuation scheme, a generous parental leave allowance, discounted onsite childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit our Staff Benefits page.

How to apply | Me pēhea te tuku tono

Applications should be submitted online, before the closing date of Sunday 25 October 2020

Should you want to find out more about this opportunity, please contact Dr Marthinus Bekker, on [email protected] 

Additional Information

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