Research Assistant at School of Psychiatry / Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)
University of New South Wales, School of Psychiatry / Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)

Research Assistant


Job no: 495773

Work type: Fixed term / Part time

Location: Sydney, NSW

Categories: Research Administration support

Research Assistant

School of Psychiatry / Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA)


UNSW Medicine

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best


The School of Psychiatry is widely reputed as the pre-eminent psychiatric research department in the country, and one of the leading university groups internationally. It is located at the UNSW teaching hospitals at various metropolitan sites in the Sydney region and in rural New South Wales.


About the role


  • $72K-$82K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for 12 months (with prospects of renewal dependent upon funding and the needs of the project and work unit (CHeBA)
  • Part-time (0.8FTE or 28 hours per week)


The School of Psychiatry is seeking a highly organised and pro-active Research Assistant to assist with the facilitation of research undertaken as part of the Sydney Memory and Ageing Study (SMAS), which is a large longitudinal study of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) in older Australians, conducted by the Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing (CHeBA).


About you:


To be successful in this role you will have:


  • A tertiary degree in Psychology (Honours 2.1 or higher or equivalent)
  • Demonstrated experience with client/participant interviewing and assessment, preferably with older adults and patients with dementia
  • Demonstrated high level of written and communication skills
  • Demonstrated excellent time management skills, with attention to accuracy and detail

The successful applicant may be required to undergo a National Criminal Record Check and is required to hold a current unrestricted NSW driver’s licence.

You are required to systematically address the selection criteria in your application.


Please note that this position is being advertised during the University’s Christmas/New Year shutdown period so there may be a delay in responding to your enquiry until the University reopens on Wednesday, 2 January 2019.




If you have any enquiries about this position please contact Dr Kaya Numbers, Memory & Ageing Project Co-ordinator.



T: (61 2) 9385 0425


Applications close:  Friday, 18 January 2019.


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Position Description

Advertised: 17 Dec 2018 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 18 Jan 2019 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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