Published May 13, 2023
Last Modified May 15, 2023
Turning Point
110 Church Street, Richmond, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
June 4, 2023

Job Description

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant to join our Clinical and Social Research Team at Turning Point, Australia’s leading national addiction treatment, research and training centre based in Richmond, Melbourne. The successful candidate will work as part of this dynamic, collaborative team and, in particular, will contribute to the timely completion of two new projects:

i)     The Health4Her effectiveness-implementation trial (a collaboration between Turning Point, Monash University, BreastScreen Victoria, Lifepool, and Shades of Pink, to increase women’s awareness that alcohol causes breast cancer, and promote behaviour change); and

ii)   The evaluation of a new Driver Support Service for people in Victoria who have been detected drink or drug driving (a collaboration between Turning Point, the Department of Transport and Planning, and Victoria Police, to address substance use problems leading to drink/drug driving recidivism).

If you are a motivated individual looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the field of addictions research, we encourage you to apply for this position!

Key Selection Criteria

  • A strong interest in working in addictions research; previous experience working with people with complex needs (e.g. addictions, mental health) is desired
  • Experience in the collection, management and analyses of quantitative and/or qualitative data
  • Experience in writing literature reviews and ethics applications
  • Experience developing surveys and qualitative interview schedules
  • Strong organisational skills, and the ability to meet competing deadlines
  • A high level of attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and as part of a team
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office programs, statistical analysis software packages (e.g. SPSS, Stata), and the Endnote referencing system