Woolcock Institute of Medical Research
Sleep Scientist | Sleep Technologist - Research

Sleep Scientist | Sleep Technologist - Research

The Sleep and Circadian Research Group at the Woolcock Institute are world leaders in their field, working to forge new ground in the understanding of the biology of sleep and the prevention and treatment of sleep disorders. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Sleep Research Scientist/Technologist to work across multiple sleep research studies including ground-breaking narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia research protocols. The role is full-time hours on a fixed-term contract for 12 months. There may be a possibility for extension and academic career progression/mentoring. 


  • Salary packaging options (up to $15,899 tax-free)
  • Meals and entertainment allowance of up to $2,650
  • Join Australia’s leading respiratory and sleep research organisation
  • Be part of a dedicated clinic team
  • Easily accessible location by public transport

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform, monitor and / or supervise polysomnography, maintenance of wakefulness testing, multiple sleep latency testing and other research procedures/assessments required as per study protocols 
  • Collect and monitor research data to ensure quality control, fulfillment of GCP and adherence to confidentiality requirements 
  • Effective communication with and management of various stakeholders 
  • Undertake participant recruitment, scheduling of participant visits, performing face-to-face and remote (telehealth) participant visits
  • Perform data entry, preparation and cleaning of data 
  • Supervise junior staff and perform staff training
  • General assistance and administration of sleep research studies 
  • Assist with milestone and financial reporting as required 

Essential criteria

  • Minimum 1 year clinical / research sleep or electrophysiology diagnostics experience
  • Technical proficiency in patient/participant management
  • Technical proficiency in the performance of diagnostic polysomnography, multiple sleep latency testing and maintenance of wakefulness testing 
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot technical software and hardware problems related to electrophysiology data acquisition equipment and software
  • High level of initiative, drive and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Up-to-date certificate in Good Clinical Practice (GCP) (or if not, willing to undertake training prior to starting role)

Desirable criteria

  • Undergraduate degree in science, nursing or a related field.
  • Registration as a Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or other comparable credential
  • Proficiency in Compumedics Grael
  • Experience in sleep research
  • Clinical skills in ECG collection, venepuncture, cannulation and biological sample processing and shipping (IATA certified)

How to apply

There are multiple positions available for the right candidates. Remuneration is negotiable depending on experience and qualifications.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply promptly by sending your CV and a Cover Letter (must include responses to the selection criteria above) via Seek or via email to emma.funnell@woolcock.org.au

Questions about the role can be directed to Emma Funnell at the above email address. Applications will be considered as they are received.

Please note: The Woolcock Clinic is a private health facility that follows the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2022: Health care workers will need to have received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Residency requirements: Australian citizens and Permanent Residents only (incl. New Zealand Citizens)

About us

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is a not-for-profit organisation that strives to improve breathing and sleep health through world-class research, clinical care, and education. Our dedicated multidisciplinary team of specialists at the Woolcock Clinic are at the forefront of their fields, with access to the latest innovations in diagnosis and evidence-based treatments for respiratory and sleep disorders. The Woolcock Clinic also offers a comprehensive range of respiratory tests and sleep studies. 

We are the world's number one respiratory and sleep medical research organisation.

We conduct ground-breaking research that leads to the prevention of diseases, the cure of diseases and the reduction of disease burden on the lives of patients.

We translate ground-breaking discoveries into practice for the benefit of individuals and society.

We aspire to prevent the development of disease, cure where disease is present and remove the burden of disease.

We are a not-for-profit research institute.

Everything we do is founded on integrity, responsibility, stewardship, openness, fairness, accountability.

We are caring, reliable, supportive, open, honest, trustworthy, committed, dedicated, passionate, professional.

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