University of Auckland is hiring a

Follow-up Programme Study Coordinator - The Liggins Institue

Auckland, New Zealand

Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

In the Liggins Institute, you will enjoy a close-knit, high performing culture, driven by a shared vision to understand how early life events impact lifelong health. As Liggins Institute Director Professor Frank Bloomfield says, one of the great things about working at the Liggins Institute is that it “feels like a family”. In addition, you will enjoy working with some high-profile researchers and contribute to research that is truly life-changing for future generations. You can hear more about working at the Liggins Institute in the video below. 

Te whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join The Liggins Institute at The University of Auckland as a Study Coordinator. The primary focus will be to coordinate one or more components of a larger four-project programme of research assessing the life-long impacts of interventions first evaluated by maternal and perinatal randomised trials.  These include studies of participants aged 4 to in their 50’s and working in an exciting multidisciplinary research team environment.

This role will work closely with whānau and the community, and ideally, the successful candidate will have a sound knowledge of Te Reo me ona Tikanga or have good cultural awareness and understanding.

The key responsibilities of this role include:

  • Contacting, recruiting and collecting data from participants
  • Coordinating the day-to-day running of the study and ensuring all administrative, equipment and other operational requirements are met
  • Liaison with the study’s leadership team.

This position is a two-year fixed-term position, from 0.5FTE up to 1.0FTE, primarily based at the Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland Grafton campus.

He kōrero mōu | About you

This role would suit a conscientious and proactive individual with strong organisational skills and a passion for people.

In addition, you will bring:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification e.g. epidemiology, public health, nursing, medicine, biomedical sciences, psychology, education
  • Experience in customer service and stakeholder relationship building
  • A high level of computer literacy, excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to interact respectfully, responsibly and humbly with research participants
  • Ability to promote honest discussion in a safe environment
  • Experience in a healthcare or education setting and clinical trials or follow-up studies is preferred

For more detailed information about the responsibilities and requirements of the role, please review the Position Description HERE.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university, with a turnover of $1.1bn, including research revenue of over $200m generated across eight diverse faculties and two research institutes. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 41,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Thursday, 17 September 2020 to be considered. Please include your CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for this role. 

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to