Research Officer

Sydney, NSW

Job Summary:

As the Research Officer you will contribute to a variety of research projects aimed at better understanding and supporting young people and their parents when cancer comes into their life. Specifically, you will be responsible for working with the Research Manager to co-ordinate a number of research projects such as a longitudinal study on family resilience following a parent’s cancer diagnosis and evaluating the effectiveness of a school-based cancer awareness project. You will be responsible for managing all aspects of projects from protocol development, ethics, promotion and recruitment, collating and analysing data, preparing and delivering conference presentations and manuscript publication. You will take over some existing projects and over time develop new 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.


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.


  • Experience in the provision of clinical support.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, organisational skills and a track record in coordinating research projects.


  • Provide support and co-ordination for complex research projects.
  • Familiarity and experience with ethics processes.
  • Contribute to high quality reports and other deliverables including the preparation of manuscripts for publication.
  • Strong organisational/project planning and time management skills.
  • Strong communication and networking skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with statistical and bibliographic packages.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct quantitative and/or qualitative research and data analysis, and present in a meaningful way using text, tables and graphics.
  • Ability to undertake literature reviews and maintain bibliographic databases.
  • Ability to produce high quality written material such as journal articles and conference papers, and the ability to write in an easily understood style and format for a range of audiences.
  • Understanding of the importance of translating research into practice.
  • Computer literacy, especially in MS Office and SPSS (or similar statistical package).

Personal qualities:

  • Warm, approachable, friendly and professional.
  • Actively listen and be responsive to feedback.
  • A high level of integrity, honesty and commitment.
  • Highly motivated team player.
  • Able to handle stressful situations, including negotiating with others.
  • Adaptable to change.
  • Able to work autonomously and take initiative.
  • Desire to work for Canteen, affinity with our Mission, desire to work with young people.


Employment Details:

Location: Sydney, NSW

Job type: Permanent, Part-time

Hours of work: 4 days / 30 hours per week


Application Info:

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The closing date is 16th February 2020.

You can apply on our website below, alternatively, send your CV and covering letter address the selection criteria to

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