University of Auckland is hiring a

Research Assistant - Department of Paediatrics: Child and Youth Health - Taranaki

Auckland, New Zealand
  • Support important COVID-19 research within New Zealand’s leading university 
  • Join a collaborative and highly respected team making a positive impact in the community
  • Excellent development opportunity with plenty of scope and variety
  • Part-time (0.4FTE), fixed-term opportunity located in New Plymouth 


                            Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi 

                        With your basket and my basket, the people will live


Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

As the Research Assistant, you will support and work collaboratively with the principal investigator Dr Yvonne Anderson and research fellows on COVID-19 response research on the disinfection of personal protective equipment (PPE) for potential reuse, and manage the day-to-day local operations activities related to the research programme.

For more detailed information on the role accountabilities and requirements, please review the Position Description HERE

He kōrero mōu | About you

To succeed in this role, you’ll need the following skills and experience: 

You will be tertiary qualified in a relevant discipline with experience working within a clinical health research setting. We are also keen to hear from candidates who are tertiary qualified who have a keen interest in research and would like to develop further in this area.

As a proactive and confident professional, you will have a sound knowledge of Te Reo me ona Tikanga or have cultural awareness and understanding. Your empathetic style will be key in this role as you will be working closely with a variety of people in this position.

Additionally, you will need to be able to work independently, possess excellent planning, organisational skills, be meticulous as you will need to capture information accurately and be competent in MS Suite of packages – in particular, Excel or equivalent spreadsheets.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in a flexible environment where your work will make a difference. The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students.

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

Our team pride themselves on our positive working environment, where we work collaboratively together.

The University of Auckland (42,000 students) is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains a significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.

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 (pro-rated)
  • 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 should be submitted online, before the closing date of Sunday, 27 September 2020 and include an up to date CV and cover letter outlining what strengths you will bring to this role. Please also note this position is located in New Plymouth. 

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