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Monash University

Research Officer, Monash Addiction Research Centre


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Research Officer, Monash Addiction Research Centre

Job No.: 660675

Location: Peninsula campus

Employment Type: Part-time, fraction (0.6) - Full-time (1.0)

Duration: 12-month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: Pro-rata of $78,255 - $89,888 pa HEW Level 05 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Maximize impact: Drive transformative research at a top 50 University
  • Join an inclusive community: Collaborate within a supportive, diverse research environment
  • Embrace innovation: Engage with pioneering ideas and the minds shaping discoveries
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Opportunity

    Join our dynamic research team as a Research Officer to support the operations of a range of ongoing studies relating to public health and substance use.

    This position will collaborate with dedicated postdoctoral and senior researchers, contributing to a number of ongoing studies including the 'Beyond 50' cohort study which is focused on healthy ageing, alongside other studies including those focusing on safer opioid use and overdose prevention. You will also play a crucial part in supporting the establishment of new studies, with tasks including participant recruitment, meticulous data collection, and ensuring a compliant and secure research environment. Your responsibilities will also extend to engaging with participants, addressing inquiries, obtaining informed consent, conducting interviews (both face-to-face and via telephone), contributing to ethics applications, programming online surveys and maintaining precise data entry.

    We are actively seeking individuals with a tertiary qualification in a relevant health or science field. Alternatively, if you possess substantial skills and work experience in the field, or a combination of experience and education/training, we encourage you to apply. Strong analytical, technical and data analysis skills are prerequisites, accompanied by excellent organisational abilities. The capacity to work independently and collaboratively within a team is crucial. Prior experience in participant recruitment and data collection, particularly through telephone and face-to- face interviews would also be an advantage.

    If you align with this profile and are passionate about contributing to impactful research, we eagerly anticipate receiving your application. Join us in shaping the future of public health and substance use related research.

    Monash University seeks applicants for this opportunity who are able to demonstrate and present valid and current Australian work rights.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Be part of our story. Work with us to#ChangeIt.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments more easily.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

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


    Professor Suzanne Nielsen, Deputy Director, Monash Addiction Research Centre, +61 3 9904 4641

    Position Description

    Research Officer, Monash Addiction Research Centre

    Closing Date

    Wednesday 21 February 2024, 11:55pm AEDT

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    Job details


    Research Officer, Monash Addiction Research Centre


    Monash University




    February 07, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 21, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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