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Research Support Officer (VID: 5333)

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Location: Palmerston North Hospital
Service: Palmerston North Hospital
Position Type: Support Services
Appointment Type: Temporary/Part-time
Close Date: 27/09/2020

​Internal Applicants Only

Temporary, part time position covering 12 months from September, 2020

If you are a qualified health professional, and/ or have a background in research at Bachelor level or higher, this position may be of interest to you. 
We require a person who has skills and an interest in:
  • Project management
  • Data analysis 
  • Desk top research
  • Writing, communication, presentations
  • Collaboration & facilitation
The Research Support Officer will report to the Chief Medical Officer and will administer and manage MidCentral Health’s research policy. This includes research across the whole spectrum of health care including in the hospital and community (managed by THINK Hauora). 
It is not expected for the Research Support Officer to conduct their own research. However short project based data analysis activities while primarily supporting and facilitating others to do so.
This is a part-time position, 32 hours per week. Shared roles or reduced hours will be considered with suitable applicant/s.


MidCentral District Health Board is committed to ensuring that children and young people are safe from abuse and harm. As part of our commitment to children and young people, and in line with the Vulnerable Children Act 2014, appointment to positions that involve regular or overnight contact with children will include worker safety checks. These checks are in addition to the requirement to have a satisfactory police clearance. Further information will be provided to shortlisted candidates. More information about the Vulnerable Children Act 2014 is available from the Ministry of Vulnerable Children website. 

MidCentral District Health Board employs more than 2500 staff at Manawatu, Palmerston North, Tararua and Horowhenua and Otaki districts.
Palmerston North Hospital is a 350 bed secondary hospital, which services an urban population of 80,000 and a total population catchment of 168,000. In addition, the hospital is a teaching hospital, and is associated with both Auckland and Otago medical schools.
Palmerston North is a major university city and is at the hub of key routes to the central North Island ski fields, and river adventures. Wellington the capital city, is only a two hour journey by road, as are the wine growing regions of Hawke's Bay and Wairarapa.


For further information:
Human Resources
Private Bag 11036
Manawatu Mail Centre
Palmerston North 4442

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