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Fieldwork Technician

The Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania is one of Australia’s leading health and medical research institutes and is recognised worldwide for its research excellence. Menzies’ mission is to perform internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for all Tasmanians. Research takes a bench-to-bedside and disease prevention approach that is aimed at improving patient care and clinical outcomes for the community by translating knowledge into clinical and policy actions and through the commercial application of discoveries. Tasmania, an island state with a population of over 500,000 people, has a discrete health system that enables close engagement within the University and with government agencies and

health providers and offers a unique framework for translational health research.

The Casual Fieldwork Technician will conduct testing and obtain clinical data for the third follow-up of the Childhood Determinants of Adult Heath cohort study (CDAH-3) which involves assessment of

study participants at clinics to be held in community settings. CDAH is a national longitudinal study of 8,500 Australian school children followed for more than 30 years.

In the role you will:

  • Conduct safe testing of study participants according to established study protocols in one or more clinic measures (e.g. blood pressure, physical fitness testing, retinal photography, anthropometry, strength testing), accurately record clinical data, work within relevant WHS policies and procedures and undertake additional tasks relevant to these activities.
  • Assist with clinic equipment maintenance and calibration and other general fieldwork duties to support the efficient operation of study clinics. Duties will include assisting with clinic set-up and packing as well as administrative tasks.
  • Actively participate in clinic training and planning and fieldwork meetings as required.
  • Understand and adhere to relevant legislation, policies, procedure and, in particular, WHS requirements.
  • Comply with the UTAS Framework for the Responsible Conduct of Research.

The position is offered on a temporary casual basis with fieldwork expected to run for five weeks from May 2018 to June 2018. Clinics will be held in varying locations around greater Brisbane and the Gold Coast and will include weekend days.

To be considered, you will have:

  • Familiarity with clinic or hospital settings and/or medical terminology.
  • Demonstrated practical experience using equipment safely and accurately for data capture (eg. performing blood pressure measures).
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to exercise initiative, and a positive approach to the completion of tasks.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and demonstrate initiative whilst working in a community setting.
  • Demonstrated data entry and electronic record keeping skills appropriate to carrying out a scientific investigation.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact effectively with a range of people and organisations.
  • Demonstrated skills of working effectively and under pressure with attention to detail and the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Appointment to this role will be at Casual HEO Level 3 and will have a salary at the rate of $33.73 per hour plus 9.5% superannuation.

To apply, please send your CV, a cover letter and your responses to the selection criteria to Jasmine Prichard, Field Work Manager, Childhood Determinants of Adult Health (CDAH),

Jasmine.Prichard@utas.edu.au / 03 6226 4625.

Applications should be submitted as soon as possible and no later than Thursday, 19 April 2018.

The University of Tasmania is an equal opportunity employer and warmly encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We are not all the same but we are all equal.

Employment at Menzies

The Menzies Institute for Medical Research maintains an employment register for people who are interested in becoming a staff member. The application is placed on the register and when a position becomes available we will contact appropriately qualified and experienced people to notify them of the vacancy. Normal application and interview procedures will still apply.

All job vacancies are advertised on the University website.

If you would like to be added to the employment register, please email your resume to:

Chantal Woodhams
Administration Officer
Email:  chantal.woodhams@utas.edu.au

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For further information on volunteering contact:

Chantal Woodhams
Administration Assistant
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