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Research Nurse (Motor Neurone Disease)

The University of Queensland

Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling. With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government.

AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies. About This Opportunity UQ has established a strong researcher-clinician collaboration with The Motor Neurone Disease (MND) clinic at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH). The MND clinic is involved in the clinical management of all patients referred to the RBWH suspected of or having a definite diagnosis of MND.

Overseen by A/Prof Robert Henderson, it is one of three specialised MND clinics in Brisbane covering Queensland and northern NSW. Through this clinic, UQ offers research participation in both clinical trials and investigator-led projects, including genetic studies, studies of metabolism and neuropsychology for MND patients. Research Nurses recruit for and conduct study visits for research projects in collaboration with the Neurologist and MND research team.

The key purpose of this research nurse position is to assist in patient recruitment into the research studies, as well as the performance of study-specific procedures, collection and collation of clinical data in accordance with various research protocols within the neuromuscular group, specifically with MND. Responsible for the provision of nursing care that meets the ANMC Competency Standards and other professional practice standards relevant to the position. Assumes individual accountability for actions within the position.

Our Ideal Candidate You will hold current registration as a registered nurse with the Australian Health Practitioners Agency and relevant clinical experience in research or hospital administration. The ability to work closely with patients, particularly with respect to ensuring a high level of communication with them regarding all aspects of study procedures is essential. You will have clinical experience in the hospital setting, collaborating with principal investigators and clinical nurses as part a multi-disciplinary team.

You will have excellent time management skills and the ability to work under pressure and under minimal supervision to timelines. Appointment to this position requires proof of qualification and/or registra.


Date19 December 2020

Location -

type Part Time

Salary $87,022.69 - $94,885.99

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