• The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Aug 25, 2021

Job Description:

Job no: 0053810

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Hospital based

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

Salary: $75,289 - $102,163 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 17% super

About the role:

This is a supported, junior research position, well-suited to a new graduate or early career researcher.

Based at the Mercy Hospital for Women in Heidelberg, the Perinatal Epidemiology team are seeking a highly motivated Research Assistant, with experience and skills in operating STATA software for data cleaning and associated duties. The Research Assistant role is intended to support the Perinatal Epidemiology team on a part-time basis over a 12-month period.

The successful applicant must be enthusiastic about translational medicine and improving outcomes for mothers and babies. The role includes primary responsibility for the management, cleaning and administration of several large, datasets, containing data of over a million births linked to multiple childhood and maternal outcome databases.

The Research Assistant will be required to work within the STATA software platform, to help oversee and clarify data completeness, implausible values, validity of record linkages and data quality. This function is critical to the success of the Perinatal Epidemiology group and its research outputs.

About you:

Minimum Qualifications Required

Bachelors, Honours or other degree, preferably in health sciences, biomedicine or related fields; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training (a clinical background is not required).

Skills and Experience required to fulfil the position:

Experience (professional or student) with using STATA statistical software and preparing appropriate .do files. High level of competency with Microsoft Office Suite and software packages, including Word, Excel, Power point, Publisher, and EndNote.


- Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme

- Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions

- The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment

- A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

Position Description: Research Assistant - Perinatal Epidemiology.pdf

Applications close: 21 Sep 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time