Research Officer Job at Edith Cowan University in Mount Lawley WA

Job Description

The Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet is Australia’s leading online source of knowledge and information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health. It has been acknowledged as an essential element of the infrastructure contributing to Australia’s efforts to substantially improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The HealthInfoNet is dedicated to contributing to closing the gap in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health outcomes. The HealthInfoNet has over 850,000 sessions and two million page views a year and continues to grow.

The Role

The HealthInfoNet is seeking a Research Officer to join the research team.

  • Proactively searching for information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, assessing the relevance of search results and entering relevant information into the HealthInfoNet’s database;
  • Writing and editing abstracts for website content;
  • Maintaining up-to-date website content through regular audits and updates of topic-specific content;
  • Compiling newsletter content and regularly sending curated content to subscribers;
  • Sourcing content for the HealthInfoNet’s social media activities; and
  • Providing good customer service to stakeholders.

Key Criteria

Applicants must possess the following experience/skills:
1 . Diploma level qualifications in a health-related discipline, communications or similar, or an equivalent level of experience

2 . Excellent communication, teamwork and organisational skills

3 . Well-developed computer literacy and online search skills, including use of Microsoft Office and search engines

4 . Experience in writing, editing and proofreading to a high standard.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are particularly encouraged to apply.

You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.

Benefits and Remuneration

These full-time, fixed term positions attract a remuneration of $66,813 to $71,161 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment

Opportunities website.


Interested applicants are welcome to call Pauline Shanley (Business Manager) on 08 9370 6931 for more information.

How to apply

Please upload your resume along with a statement (no more than 2 pages) addressing the four key criteria listed above.

Closing Date

Applications close SUNDAY 31 JANUARY at 11:30 pm AWST.

ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.



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Company: Edith Cowan University

Company Location:  Mount Lawley WA

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