Research Assistant in Paediatric Infectious Diseases
University of Melbourne, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences


Job no: 0048669

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Hospital based

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

Department/School: Melbourne Medical School

Salary: $72,083 - $97,812 (Level A)

Role & Superannuation rate: Academic - Part time - 9.5% super

Part-time position 0.3 to 0.5 EFT (negotiable)


The Research Assistant – Paediatric Infectious Diseases is based within the Department of Paediatrics, located at the Royal Children’s Hospital.


The position will require the incumbent to work closely with senior research staff to undertake various research-related tasks and manage the day-to-day running of projects in the area of Paediatric Infectious Diseases & antibiotic dosing.


The Research Assistant will provide support across several studies including: 1) a randomised controlled trial of cephalexin dosing in children with invasive S. aureus infections; 2) study of antibiotic dosing for invasive infections (meningitis, empyema, bone and joint infections; 3) study of antifungal dosing for invasive fungal infections in immunocompromised children; and 4) a clinical study to determine what antibiotic levels we need to optimise antibiotic treatment for Gram-positive sepsis.


Appointment will be between 1.5 to 3.5 days/week depending on applicability of skills and experience. The Research Assistant will report directly to Dr Amanda Gwee.


Position Description

Advertised: 04 Jul 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 21 Jul 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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