About The George Institute
The George Institute for Global Health is an internationally recognised not-for-profit health research organisation, undertaking high-impact research across a broad landscape. Affiliated with several leading universities in Australia, Asia and the UK, the Institute is a global leader in research and policy on the prevention and treatment of common chronic and critical conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, injuries etc.
The George Institute has offices in India, Australia, China and the UK at which about 450 staff are employed. Research is currently conducted at around 400 collaborating centres in approximately 50 countries worldwide.
The Institute was first established in Sydney in 1999 and employs a global network of leading health and medical experts across a range of specialties, as well as other health professionals with expertise in research design, project management and statistical analysis. With a respected voice among global health agencies, the Institute has attracted significant funding support from governments, foundations and corporations in support of its work. The George Institute has been ranked among the top 10 research institutions in the world for scientific impact, and its research is regularly published in the top tier of academic journals internationally and contributes to clinical and public health policy worldwide.
Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide by:
- Providing the best research evidence to guide critical health decisions
- Engaging with decision makers to enact real change
- Targeting global epidemics, particularly of chronic diseases and injury
- Focusing on vulnerable populations in both rich and poor countries
In achieving that mission, we are committed to ensuring the integration of good business practices throughout all our operations.
The George Institute is made up of several research & development themes, divisions and programs that oversee numerous large-scale international and regional projects funded by a diverse range of sponsors, both public and private. It includes an enterprise, George Clinical which is the clinical research delivery arm of The George Institute, which manages phase II to phase IV clinical studies for commercial entities and for medical research organisations. George Clinical’s operations in India are mainly based in Bangalore with some staff in Hyderabad.
A number of large-scale projects in population, health systems and clinical research, funded by a diverse group of sponsors, both public and private, are conducted in India. The George Institute India comprises four distinct operating groups: Research and Development, Infrastructure and Resources, Communications and Development. It has offices in Hyderabad, where most of the research staff are based, and New Delhi where the senior management and other staff are based.
The George Institute is committed to the recruitment, development, and retention of the best people from around the world. The pursuit of academic, scientific and operational excellence in a “can do” culture is actively promoted in all our activities. For more information about the Institute, visit www.georgeinstitute.org.in.
Context and Role
The research and development division requires research assistant to work on a number of systematic reivews in the area of blood pressure and cholesteroal lowering, at the discretion of the project lead. This role is designed for individuals who can assist the project lead in conducting systematic reviews in the aforementioned and other relevant areas.
The research assistant will report to the project lead.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
- Develop literature search strategies
- Perform systematic search of electronic literature databases
- Review literature to assess relevance, quality and extract data
- Perfrom meta-analsysis using CMA or Review Manager or similar applications
- Assist in writing reports and publication manuscripts
- Provide a consistent level of contribution to the research activities of the division
- Ensure that research being conducted is congruent with world best practice.
- Remain abreast of developments in the related Division that are relevant to the study and the Institute; providing a source of information to colleagues within the Institute
- Actively develop and promote the desired culture of The George Institute by ensuring all interactions, documentation and communication are conducted in a manner which supports the stated mission
The research assistant should also:
As a Team Member:
- Participate in team meetings and activities
- Participate in objective setting, performance management
- Participate in special projects to improve processes, tools, systems and organisation
Occupational Health and Safety
- Comply with OH&S legislation and operate in accordance with established OH&S practice and procedures at the George Institute
- Promote and contribute to a safe, secure environment for staff and visitors
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Masters degree in public health/ epidemiology/clinical research/biostatistics or any other relevant area.
- Intermediate level of experiece in doing systematic reviews.
- Strong focus on quality and timely delivery of work.
- Well organized with good time management skills
- Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with high level of proficiency in English.
- Ability to work well and flexibly
- Attention to detail, whilst maintaining a focus on the big picture.
How to apply:
Your application should include: CV with full contact details of three referees. Interested candidates should send their applications to firstname.lastname@example.org by 26th September 2016.
Type of career: Jobs
Application close date: 26/09/2016