Research Assistant - Biodiversity Projects at Massey University, Wellington - Wairarapa
Mō tēnei tūranga mahi | About this role
College of Health
The Research Centre for Hauora and Health (RCHH) is a Tiriti-based research Centre in the College of Health on the Wellington campus. We conduct hauora and health research that is of scientific importance and has the potential to improve public health, reduce health inequities, and guide policy development. As well as conducting research, the Centre has a commitment to the training of new hauora and health researchers. It also maintains liaison with policy makers in order to ensure that the findings of research can inform the policy-making process.
We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant - Biodiversity and human health, to assist the principal investigators in the day-to-day organisation of field work for studies that assess the effects of exposure to green space and biodiversity on the human microbiota, the immune system and childhood asthma, with the goal of reducing the burden of respiratory disease in New Zealand and internationally. This is a 24 month fixed-term contract with, if possible, an immediate start date.
To be successful in this role, you will:
- be well-organised, and competent using and maintaining spreadsheets for data collection and processing
- have a good working knowledge of MS Office
- possess excellent oral and written communication skills
- be self-motivated and capable of working well independently
- have the ability to relate well to different types of people
- have an affinity for health, ecology and/or research.
There is a requirement to work at flexible times, occasionally involving early evenings and weekends.
What you will be doing:
- Assisting with the recruitment of school children and infants/toddlers for large scientific studies
- Assisting with laboratory work, including sample preparation and processing
- Where required, assist research nurses in conducting clinical tests
- Completing questionnaires face-to-face with parents, or over the telephone
Please refer to the job description for more details.
Massey University is committed to being a Tiriti-led organisation. It is therefore expected that applicants will have an appreciation of the Aotearoa New Zealand context and a demonstrable understanding (or willingness to learn) of the needs and aspirations of Māori.
The role is suited to someone who would like a new challenge, has a strong interest in health, the natural environment, and research, and is a team player. This position has many opportunities, including ongoing professional development, and the chance to be an integral part of exciting and innovative research projects. Depending on the candidate's background it may also provide an opportunity to complete a Masters or PhD degree in public health.
If you have any enquiries about the role, please feel free to direct them to Prof Jeroen Douwes - J.Douwes@massey.ac.nz or Dr Collin Brooks - C.Brooks@massey.ac.nz
All completed applications must please be submitted online via our Massey careers page.
To view/download the job description, please follow this link: https://masseyunicareers.nga.net.nz/publicfiles/masseyunicareers/jobs/88D76598-EAD4-5496-7681-C89179970BA5/Research%20Assistant%20Job%20Description%202022%20Biodiversity%20projects%20-%20FINAL%20(2)%20(1).pdf
Ngā taipitopito tūranga mahi | Job details
|Location:||Wellington - Wairarapa|
|Position type:||Ongoing - Full Time|
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