We have a great opportunity to join
a successful team working on a funded research project within a
university environment. This project aims to improve our
understanding of the causes of rheumatic fever (RF) in New Zealand
and how to prevent this disease. It will focus on describing the
distribution of the causative bacteria, Group A Streptococcus
(GAS), which results in sore throats and skin infections, along
with investigating the immune response to this infection which may
This role is based within the
Health, Environment & Infection Research Unit (HEIRU), a
multi-disciplinary research group dedicated to providing evidence
to support the prevention of infectious diseases and improved
environment health within New Zealand. We are part of the
University of Otago, Wellington, and maintain links with
researchers throughout New Zealand and internationally. The
University of Otago is committed to being a good employer and
offers a range of employee benefits and a supportive workplace.
The GAS Infection Study will
involve working with the lead study investigator and research team
to set up the project, which has already been planned and funded,
and managing it through to completion. This process will include
working with a laboratory and an organisation that conducts the
interviewing work. It will also involve data management, cleaning
Ideally, the study manager will
also participate in writing up the research reports and papers from
You will also work with the
researchers to manage establishment of the study in Auckland,
• finalising the study
• liaising with key
• setting up the study;
• managing any problems that
You will also assist with other
related RF research and dissemination as required.
Your Skills and
To be successful in this role you
• a postgraduate qualification
in a relevant public health or science discipline (or be working
towards one); and
• the ability to work
productively in a team research environment.
Ideally, you will have previous
experience with conducting or managing research projects and with
managing and analysing data.
This is a part-time (0.5 FTE),
fixed term position for two years, position based at the Wellington
campus of the University of Otago.
If you have any questions please
contact Jasmine Jameson.
Click here to find out more.
Applications close on Tuesday, 8