Research Nurse, MR DIAMOND
The University of Auckland
Auckland, New Zealand
3d ago

Liggins Institute

  • Are you an experienced neonatal nurse with an interest in clinical research?
  • The Liggins Institute at the University of Auckland has an exciting opportunity for a Research Nurse for the MR DIAMOND Study.

    The successful applicant will be responsible for clinical care of participants during transport and MRI scans, and the effective coordination of the MR DIAMOND Study.

    The opportunity

    This role will be working in the LiFEPATH group, which is a collegial, multidisciplinary team including scientists and clinicians conducting translational research that examines clinical problems at a molecular level, through whole animal physiology to clinical trial and application.

    Our research programme focuses on how maternal, foetal and neonatal nutrition and the intrauterine environment affect foetal and postnatal growth, childhood development and lifelong health.

    DIAMOND is a multicentre factorial design randomised trial assessing the effects of three feeding strategies in moderate-

    late preterm babies. MR DIAMOND is a nested study to determine the effects of these different feeding strategies on specific aspects of brain maturation involving MRI scans on a subset of the DIAMOND participants.

    You will be responsible for :

  • The administration, management and coordination of the MR DIAMOND study
  • Liaising with parents of participants, clinical team and radiology teams to ensure participants have timely and high quality MRI scans
  • Overseeing clinical monitoring and any other relevant clinical aspects of care of babies during MRI scans
  • Facilitating MRI and other relevant data collection and liaison with the data management team.
  • Our ideal candidate :

  • You will be a registered Level 4 Nurse with an Annual Practising Certificate in NZ, with additional qualifications and experience in neonatal nursing.
  • You’ll have a minimum 3 years’ experience in neonatal nursing, and experience of neonatal transport.
  • Experience with MRI or other imaging modalities and working within multi-disciplinary teams would be advantageous.
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    This is a part time position at 18.75 hours per week, available on a fixed term basis of 2 years. You will be based at Auckland City Hospital.

    Professional Staff Level 5.

    Enquiries may be directed to Professor Jane Harding at j.harding auckland.ac.nz, or Kelly Fredell at k.fredell auckland.ac.nz.

    Applications must be submitted online, before the closing date of Thursday 15th November 2018.

    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, LGBTI, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

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