Now Hiring: Research Assistant

Research Assistant 12 months fixed term full-time, with the option to job share 

  • Great role in an amazing not-for-profit that is really making a difference in the lives of people living with epilepsy.
  • Be involved in the epilepsy research community, with opportunities to improve our understanding of the impact of living with epilepsy and support cutting edge research into new epilepsy treatments.
  • Support research working towards finding a cure for epilepsy
  • Location: Surrey Hills, Melbourne. Working from home policies currently apply, and the successful applicant will receive appropriate supports and equipment to enable them to work from home.

Who we are

Mission: Reduce the impact of epilepsy on people’s lives.

Vision: Ensure that people with epilepsy have equitable access to education and employment, feel safe and connected in their community and no longer die from their epilepsy.

The role

The Epilepsy Foundation (EF) works with researchers and medical specialists to ensure that the support we provide is current, grounded in evidence and impactful.  EF administers the Australian Epilepsy Research Fund (AERF), which aims to fund innovative research that works to further our understanding of the impact of epilepsy on people’s lives and one day find a cure for epilepsy.

The primary focus of this position is to assist in research administrative duties. This includes assisting with the maintenance and administration of the Australian Epilepsy Research Register (AERR) and AERF. This will also involve assisting with publications and research output arising from the AERR. In addition, the Research Assistant (RA) assists in maintaining EF’s research collaborations and relationships with service delivery partners; and works closely with the Client Services and Education & Training teams to ensure that the services and information provided by EF are evidence-based and up-to-date.

How to apply:

  • View the position description here.
  • Send your application, addressing the Position Competencies/Selection Criteria together with a covering letter to Lisa Wait:
  • For more information, contact Lisa Wait, Knowledge Translation Manager on 0477 990 719

The successful applicant must complete a National Police Certificate and other safety checks before commencing employment.

Shortlisting will occur as applications are received and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. EF reserves the right to close this role to new applications prior to the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

Applications close at 11.59 pm Sunday 7th March 2021.

The Epilepsy Foundation is an Equal Opportunity employer and a child-safe organisation.

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