Research Officer (YCS) – Sydney

Sydney, NSW
Job Summary:

Full Time, Fixed Term Position until 31st December 2020

CanTeen has entered into Funding Agreements with the Commonwealth Government from 2017 – 2020 to manage five dedicated hospital-based Youth Cancer Services (YCS) for adolescents and young adults (AYA) with cancer, conduct national priority projects focused on improving AYA cancer care, and improve access to clinical trials for young cancer patients. Youth Cancer Services teams are based in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth and provide multidisciplinary care to young people diagnosed with cancer nationally. These services are complemented by national priority projects led by CanTeen, including national data capture, research, professional development and advocacy.

As the Research Officer (YCS), you will contribute to a variety of research projects related to the YCS including national priority projects. Specifically, you will be responsible for providing assistance to the Research and Evaluation Managers/Senior Researchers on projects which explore young people’s experience of care during their cancer treatment and exploring young people’s experience of life after cancer (i.e. survivorship). You will be responsible for managing ethics on existing projects, developing project protocols and submitting ethics and governance documents for new projects, recruiting participants, collating data summary reports, preparing conference presentations for the team on these projects. This role gives you the opportunity to have a job where you can work with purpose and contribute to the translation of research into practice.

Is This You?

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, enjoys a challenge and can meet the following selection criteria,:

  • Honours degree or 4th year equivalent (or equivalent additional experience) in psychology, social sciences, public health, health sciences, behavioural science or a related field.
  • A minimum of 2 years’ relevant research experience.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, organisational skills and a track record in coordinating research projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multi-site hospital and university ethics processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research.
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining relationships both internally and externally.
  • Ability to undertake literature reviews and maintain bibliographic databases.
  • Ability to produce high quality written material and the ability to write in an easily understood style and format.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse data and present in a meaningful way using text, tables and graphics.
  • Understanding of the importance of translating research into practice.
  • Computer literacy, especially in MS Office and SPSS (or similar statistical package).

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