Website The Sax Institute
- Not-for-profit sector
- Maximum-term contract – two years with possibility of extension, full-time (part-time option negotiable)
- Ultimo, professional and friendly environment
- Competitive remuneration package, including salary packaging
About the Sax Institute
The Sax Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that helps decision makers find and make the best use of research to solve real-world health and social problems. We connect individuals and organisations with research, we build research platforms that generate new knowledge for use in decision making, and we lead thinking and knowledge around how to ensure more research has a real-world impact. We are not a research institute but rather, a transformative organisation established to develop innovative ways of better connecting knowledge from research with those who can use it.
About the position
The Research Assets Division has primary responsibility for the following Institute goals:
Build and maintain research assets that enable high-quality research and produce new knowledge for decision making
Drive research that contributes to policy, program and service delivery decisions.
The Research Assets Division includes the 45 and Up Study, the Study of Environment on Aboriginal Resilience and Child Health (SEARCH) and the Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE).
The 45 and Up Study is the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in Australia, with all data analysis using the Study occurring in SURE. The Study is valuable resource in enabling diverse population health research projects.
The Senior Research Officer is responsible for the management and implementation of complex research activities in the 45 and Up Study and Research Assets. This includes the development and review of research protocols and providing operational support. The Senior Research Officer will also play an integral role in supporting the implementation of the 45 and Up Study Biospecimens Program. From time to time the position will provide various types of administrative support. The position requires initiative and the capacity to work with a wide range of people within a complex organisational structure.
The Senior Research Officer will have excellent management and organisational skills, with demonstrated capacity for problem solving and developing solutions.
To be successful the Senior Research Officer should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:
- Tertiary qualifications and strong experience in either epidemiology, population health or similar
- Project Management and/or demonstrated extensive experience in delivering health research projects
- Experience in the conduct, or a strong understanding, of research as it relates to policy and program development in health, health-related, or human services fields
- Experience in developing research protocols, policy and procedure documents and ethics applications and reporting
- High-level skills and experience in managing complex projects, with a demonstrated capacity to manage research projects with multiple deliverables, components and stakeholders
- Proven ability to build successful working relationships with a variety of people, both internal and external, and to deliver on commitments made
- Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills.
- Experience working with policy and funding agencies, or evaluating and reporting on project outcomes
- Experience in large-scale data collection for research
- Publication in peer-reviewed journals.
About the benefits
- Competitive salary including salary packaging
- Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery
- Opportunity to broaden your skills through application in a leading operational research environment.
The full position description for this role can be obtained on the Careers Opportunities page of our website, https://www.saxinstitute.org.au/about-us/career-opportunities/.
To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org referencing the following in the subject heading: Senior Research Officer, Research Assets.
Thank you for your interest in the position.
For any enquiries please contact Mr Alvin Lee at email@example.com or on 02 9188 9500.
Applications closing date: 5pm 20 March 2019.
The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer.
To apply for this job please visit www.saxinstitute.org.au.