Project Assistant x4

Job No: GEORGE453
Location: Newtown, Sydney

  • Casual Positions Available 

  • 8 months fixed term contract

  • Respected global research organisation

  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

  • Fantastic culture

The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:

  • Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems

  • Transform primary health care to support better health for more people

  • Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health

Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit our website to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.

We now have new and exciting casual opportunities for Project Assistant roles to ensure study aims are achieved.

A primary challenge to doing research in Australia is the capacity to identify quickly and efficiently the patients and community members eligible and interested in participating. Join Us ( is a nation-wide disease-agnostic research register established in 2020 with the dual goals of facilitating recruitment to human health research studies done in Australia, and enhancing access to routinely collected health data. It is based on the successful Scottish Health Research Register ‘SHARE’ which enables the streamlined and broad-based involvement of patients and the wider community in research.  Briefly, individuals consent to their data and contact details being held within a secure database that can be used to identify opportunities for their involvement in future research projects, and to be linked in an ongoing way to routinely collected data. 

The Project Assistant will report to the Join Us Project Officer (Recruitment and Marketing) and will work closely with the Join Us Operations Team, including the Project Manager.


Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Facilitate recruitment of patients to the research register in participating settings. This will include provision of printed and display material and facilitating recruitment of patients, families and friends in waiting rooms and other locations.

  • Documentation and reporting of recruitment activity.

  • Provision of regular feedback on effectiveness of strategies in participating settings.

  • Report to Project Officer on recruitment activity.

  • Demonstrate commitment to The Institute’s organisational values, including performing to an exceptionally high ethical standard and focus on integrity, collaboration and teamwork in all efforts.


Skills, Knowledge and Experience:


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Understand the need and for and demonstrate strict adherence to confidentiality

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills with experience using devices such as tablets and iPads

  • High attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong focus on quality of work

  • Ability to work flexibly and autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Ability to work in a variety of health care settings in New South Wales and willingness to travel
  • A background check will be required for this role.


 For a more details, please see Position Description for this role. 

We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply now!

 Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.

Everyone is encouraged to apply, including people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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