Research Assistant

  • Newtown
  • Temporary
  • Tue Aug 2 23:56:15 2022
  • 4813

  • Do you have a relevant health-related qualification?
  • Are you able to effectively analyse qualitative data and produce reports to a high standard?
  • Do you have skills with the Microsoft Office suite, as well as research software packages such as NVIVO?

Te Herenga Waka - About Our University

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is a global-civic university with our marae at our heart. This iho draws off our heritage and is further defined by our tūrangawaewae, in particular Wellington, Aotearoa, and the Asia-Pacific, all of which are expressed in our position as Aotearoa New Zealand's globally ranked capital city university.

Our core ethical values are respect, responsibility, fairness, integrity, and empathy. These core ethical values are demonstrated in our commitment to sustainability, wellbeing, inclusivity, equity, diversity, collegiality, and openness. With, and as, tangata whenua, we value Te Tiriti o Waitangi, rangatiratanga, manaakitanga, kaitiakitanga, whai mātauranga, whanaungatanga, and akoranga.

Kōrero mō te tūranga - About the role

Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington is currently recruiting a Research Assistant to join the School of Nursing, Midwifery, and Health Practice on a fixed term contract for up to 14 months. The role will be responsible for completing qualitative data analyses of six focus groups and developing a coding framework for the results.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Verify the accuracy of transcribing for six focus groups for the study and amend as appropriate.
  • Analyse the transcripts using an iterative and inductive approach to thematic analysis as per Braun and Clarke.
  • Develop a coding framework for the results.

Ō pūmanawa - About you

It is expected that successful applicants will meet the below selection criteria:

  • Completed Bachelors/Masters qualification in a health-related discipline.
  • Experience in analysing qualitative data, preferable in an iterative inductive approach to thematic analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Ability to effectively analyse qualitative data and produce reports and documents.
  • High level of organisation and attention to detail regarding managing research activities.
  • Excellent computer skills in using Microsoft applications and other research software packages, such as NVIVO qualitative data analysis software.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills.
  • Ideally previous experience in qualitative research.

Role Description

Close Date for Vacancy: 29th August 2022

Contact Details for Vacancy: If you have any questions regarding this role please get in touch with Dr Tosin Popoola at tosin.popoola@vuw.ac.nzBut applicants should follow all steps listed below.

Important - Application Steps and information

Download and complete the University Application Form.

Then, please combine your cover letter, CV and the University Application Form into a single file (preferably in pdf format).

Click Apply Now Button at the base of the advert. Follow the process to enter your contact details and attach your combined file (CV, cover letter and the University application form) using the “CV/Resume” button.

If you have any issues uploading your application, please email the completed application form, cover letter and CV to erecruit@vuw.ac.nz stating the reference number and position title from the advert in the subject line.