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Research Assistant - Medicine

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
13 May 2019
Location
Canterbury, Christchurch
Salary
Salary range between $20.55 to $25.80 per hour
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Healthcare & Medical, Clinical/Medical Research

Research Assistant - Medicine

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO, CHRISTCHURCH

Who we are

The University of Otago, Christchurch is the base for medical and postgraduate health education and health research in Christchurch. We collaborate closely in our research and student programmes with the region's hospitals run by the Canterbury District Health Board, and other community health agencies.

The Department of Medicine is actively involved in the teaching of Medicine to medical students and in a variety of major research projects in this area.

The role

As a Research Assistant within our Department, you will support clinical research to help better understand the role of biomarkers in the assessment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

You will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and recruiting participants with IBD attending either the Christchurch Hospital Gastroenterology Department or the Southern Endoscopy Centre into the study.
  • Processing laboratory and questionnaire data into appropriate aliquots and databases for subsequent analysis.
  • Collaborating with other researchers on projects that are consistent with the prime function of the position.
  • Showcasing this research within the department and the wider University.
  • Contributing to, and participating in preparation of material for publication and conferences.
  • Assisting with literature reviews.
  • Presenting current research at meetings as required.
  • Contributing to the academic environment within the University, as well as represent the University within the community.

Your skills and experience

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Laboratory science experience.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of research methods.
  • Ability to engage with potential participants to maximise recruitment into the cohort.

Further details

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months.

Application

Applications quoting reference number 1901119 will close on Friday, 17 May 2019.

DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO, CHRISTCHURCH

Who we are

The University of Otago, Christchurch is the base for medical and postgraduate health education and health research in Christchurch. We collaborate closely in our research and student programmes with the region's hospitals run by the Canterbury District Health Board, and other community health agencies.

The Department of Medicine is actively involved in the teaching of Medicine to medical students and in a variety of major research projects in this area.

The role

As a Research Assistant within our Department, you will support clinical research to help better understand the role of biomarkers in the assessment of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

You will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and recruiting participants with IBD attending either the Christchurch Hospital Gastroenterology Department or the Southern Endoscopy Centre into the study.
  • Processing laboratory and questionnaire data into appropriate aliquots and databases for subsequent analysis.
  • Collaborating with other researchers on projects that are consistent with the prime function of the position.
  • Showcasing this research within the department and the wider University.
  • Contributing to, and participating in preparation of material for publication and conferences.
  • Assisting with literature reviews.
  • Presenting current research at meetings as required.
  • Contributing to the academic environment within the University, as well as represent the University within the community.

Your skills and experience

  • Undergraduate or postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Laboratory science experience.
  • The ability to work as part of a team.
  • Knowledge of research methods.
  • Ability to engage with potential participants to maximise recruitment into the cohort.

Further details

This is a full-time, fixed-term position for 12 months.

Application

Applications quoting reference number 1901119 will close on Friday, 17 May 2019.

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