Research Assistant
Monash University

Research Assistant - Paediatrics Monash Health

Job No.: 615756

Location: Monash Medical Centre

Employment Type: Full-time 

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $69,401 - $94,190 pa Level A (plus 9.5% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Drive your own learning at one of the world’s top 80 universities
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

Everyone needs a platform to launch a satisfying career. At Monash, we give you the space and support to take your career in all kinds of exciting new directions. You’ll have access to quality research, infrastructure and learning facilities, opportunities to collaborate internationally, as well as the grants you’ll need to publish your work. We’re a university full of energetic and enthusiastic minds, driven to challenge what’s expected, expand what we know, and learn from other inspiring, empowering thinkers.

The Opportunity

A research assistant is required to work closely with Professor Rosemary Horne whose research focuses on sleep in children and infants. The Research Assistant will join a team of scientists and clinicians studying various aspects of paediatric sleep, including sleep and respiratory control in preterm infants, sleep disordered breathing in children and sleep in children with developmental and chronic conditions. The Research Assistant will be involved in maintaining databases and entering research data. They will also be involved in recruiting children for various research studies being carried out in the Department of Paediatrics located at Monash Children's Hospital.

The candidate's responsibilities:

  • Assist in recruitment of subjects for research projects and make bookings for testing associated with research projects. Be responsible for ensuring timely contact with families enrolled in research projects to ensure related testing occurs according to study protocols
  • Assist in the scoring and data entry of sleep, psychological and behavioural assessments;
  • Assist in the conduct of physiological studies in infants and children during sleep, including setting up recording equipment, data collection and analysis and preparation of results and reports;
  • Maintaining databases
  • Assisting students with data analysis and statistical analysis as required.

The candidate's attributes:

A Bachelor of Science, Biomedical Science, Neuroscience with Honours and at least 1-2 years of relevant work experience, is required.

Good interpersonal skills, particularly in dealing with young children and parents.

Expertise in statistical analysis.

Familiarity with Compumedics sleep recording equipment and LabChart and MatLab software would be an advantage.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.   

The successful applicant will need to possess a current valid Police Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to "How to apply for Monash Jobs".


Professor Rosemary Horne, NHMRC Leadership Fellow and Senior Principal Research Fellow  +61 3 8572 2827

Position Description

 Research Assistant - Paediatrics Monash Health

Closing Date

Sunday 28 March 2021, 11:55 pm AEDT

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