Field Data Collectors
- Multiple casual positions
- 20 hours per week
- Start date mid-March (for a period of 2 months)
- Respected global research organisation
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.
Diets high in energy, saturated fat, added sugars and salt are contributing to increasing incidences of non-communicable diseases including cardiovascular disease, diabetes and cancers. The George Institute’s Food Policy team works to address this issue by undertaking research and advocacy in relation to the food supply including monitoring the composition of foods. As part of this it established a branded food composition database to monitor the sodium content of foods which has since been broadened to monitor other nutrients. In 2012 a smartphone application using this database was developed and launched in Australia. The aim of FoodSwitch, is to continually capture product data and in return provide consumers with access to easy-to-understand nutritional information about packaged and processed foods.
The Field Data Collectors will be responsible for collecting and uploading data from nutrition information panels of food products in-store at multiple supermarkets in Sydney metropolitan area, to the George Institute Branded Food Database.
Workers will be required to use an iOS or Android smartphone, to scan and take photos of packaged food products using a data collection phone-application.
To achieve this you will:
• Collect data from nutrition information panels of food products in supermarkets
• Upload data to George Institute Branded Food Database
• Update existing data on database where required
• Food product name and barcode matching, checking and validation
• Administrative duties
Your success will be based on a range of your key skills and experience:
- Good knowledge of supermarket food products
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
- Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
- Good attention to detail and strong focus on quality of work
- Passion/experience in Nutrition or Research
- Good understanding of nutritional information presented on packaged foods
- Experience working with Google Sheets
The closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday 27th February 2022. Please note, we reserve the right to close this vacancy early if suitable candidates are found.