Research Assistant, Broome – Telethon Institute for Child Health Research – Western Australia

The Opportunity

An exciting and rare opportunity exists if you are an enthusiastic Research Assistant to join a great team working to support equine (horse) assisted learning related research activities within the Yawardani Jan-ga Research Program. Designed and delivered by Aboriginal people for Aboriginal people. In this role you will play a key role in assisting with research and consultancy activities with a strong focus on supporting the compliance with research protocols.

We are looking for someone who is self motivated with excellent attention to detail and has great data management skills. You will help the team drive important work to ensure that our research has a meaningful impact to the lives of our children, families and communities.

About You

The key to your success will be your demonstrated experience in the following:

  • Data management and monitoring skills (participant files and records).
  • Working efficiently under pressure and meeting tight timelines.
  • Great people skills with the ability to develop strong relationships.
  • Knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to Kimberley Aboriginal culture and ways of working and learning.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal people in the Kimberley context.

Conveniently located in Broome, this is a part-time opportunity.

Our Culture

Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.

We value our people and in return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package and as a not-for-profit this includes salary packaging of up to $15,899 (increases your take home pay!) and the opportunity to be part of a long-standing organisation.

We offer excellent training and development opportunities and generous staff benefits including flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.

How to Apply

We’d love to hear from reliable, positive, high energy, passionate people to join our exciting team at Telethon Kids Institute, Broome. If you have a willingness to develop research and reporting skills this is the role for you! Please click on ‘Apply Now’ to navigate to our Career Site to view the Job Description and submit your application.


An updated resume and your cover letter (no more than 2 pages) should specifically address your skills and experience outlined in the “About You” section above.

Applications will only be accepted through our career portal. If you are experiencing technical difficulties with our online portal, please direct your query to [email protected]

Please note: In addition to the above, the successful candidate will either hold or be willing to obtain a National Police Clearance and Working with Children clearance prior to commencement.


Contact Name:
Mala Fairborn


Contact Email:
[email protected]


Closing Date:
12/02/2021 – Telethon Kids reserve the right to hire prior to the closing date.

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