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Research Assistant - Map Hbhi Project

Telethon Kids Institute - Perth, WA

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The Opportunity
Are you ready to take the next step in your research career! Don’t miss this opportunity to work with a specialist team, collaborating with experts across the globe. The Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) aims to assemble global databases on malaria risk and intervention, utilising innovative analysis methods to address critical questions.

Your role as a Research Assistant will form a crucial part of this team, by supporting the interaction between the High Burden High Impact (HBHI) team and the Data Engineering team within MAP, for the purpose of translating the bespoke prevalence plus incidence model prepared for Nigeria to the remaining nine HBHI countries. This post is funded by MAP’s Malaria Eradication Metrics (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) grant.

The successful candidate will have experience with big data analysis and manipulation using a variety of software platforms.

This is a full-time position for an initial 1-year contract and with potential to extend for subsequent years.

The Role
The post-holder will engage on a wide variety of tasks in support of this project, including: writing code for data cleaning and standardization, debugging and testing existing code for statistical model fitting, and contributing to the creation of output visualization tools.

To be successful in this role, you will need to possess a minimum undergraduate degree in a relevant scientific or technical or related field such as computer science, statistics and/or mathematics.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working on code within a collaborative team environment.
  • Experience of using the R and Python programming languages.
  • Experience in manipulation of large datasets using a variety of software platforms.
  • Excellent levels of numeracy as evidenced through your experience and/or education with the ability to use numerical analysis methods to develop algorithms and perform computations.
  • Knowledge of web front-end technologies for data visualization.
  • Experience documenting and sharing code (e.g. Git; SVN).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Time management skills, milestone awareness and the ability to prioritise workload.

An Added Benefit Will Be
  • An understanding of malaria epidemiology.
  • An understanding of geographic information systems and use of ArcGIS (ArcMap).
Our Culture
Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package including salary packaging of up to $15, 899 and the opportunity to be part of a long-standing organisation.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and generous staff benefits including flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.

How To Apply

If you are passionate about what you do and motivated to succeed, please apply through our career portal with your CV and a cover letter.

Applications will only be accepted through our career portal. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our online portal, please direct your query to recruitment@telethonkids.org.au.

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Contact Name: Ewan Cameron

Contact Email: Ewan.Cameron@telethonkids.org.au

Closing Date: 11/06/2021 Telethon Kids reserve the right to hire prior to the closing date.

The Telethon Kids Institute is one of the nation's leading medical research organisations. We are home to a diverse team of more than 750 staff and postgraduate students dedicated to improving child health and development.

Telethon Kids is an independent medical research institute, based within the Perth Children's Hospital at the QEII Medical Centre campus in Nedlands, Western Australia. The Institute’s purpose-built facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborative work spaces, clinical suites and meeting spaces with access to leading-edge technology and research services.

Our research teams are among the world's best and we have strong affiliations with the children's hospital and all the major Western Australian universities.

The Telethon Kids Institute is committed to being champions of gender equity, diversity and inclusivity. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for positions with the Institute to support our aim of improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families and to continue to build a culturally competent, respectful and safe place to work.

*The successful candidate will be asked to provide a satisfactory National Police Check (obtained within the last 3 months) prior to commencement*