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.
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.
About the role
Sitting within the Research Assets Division, the Director is responsible for the management and implementation of complex population health research activities. This includes ensuring that the 45 and Up Study (the largest ongoing study of healthy ageing in Australia) is managed and delivered to a high standard whilst also working strategically to develop and improve the programs delivered by the Sax Institute.
The Director, Research Assets is a key role within the Institute and requires the incumbent to have a high level of initiative and the capacity to work with a wide range of people within a complex organisational structure. This role will allow you to contribute to world leading initiatives to support evidence-informed policy and practice.
This key position will include the following responsibilities:
• Leading innovation within the Research Assets division;
• Developing and implementing an effective Strategic Plan for the 45 and Up Study;
• Leading external stakeholder engagement
• Developing and implementing annual operating plans, budgets and performance indicators for the 45 and Up Study corporate governance
• Establishing and maintaining effective governance, management and funding for the 45 and Up Study.
About you – Selection Criteria
We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated leader who has the following experience and current skill set:
• Postgraduate qualifications and experience in a relevant discipline (population health, clinical research, biomedical science or similar);
• Extensive experience presenting to and working with professional and technical audiences;
• Extensive experience working in health research, consulting and/or government contexts;
• Experience working in environments that use data to inform decisions;
• Experience successfully managing interprofessional teams in small, dynamic work environments;
• Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills;
• Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people including academics, clinicians and senior government officials;
• Excellent stakeholder engagement skills;
• High attention to detail.
Experience working with big data or large cohort studies will also be highly desirable.
If reading the details of this role has sparked your interest, please have a read through the full position description which is available here Position Description
To discuss the role further, please contact Vicki Austin at Kennedy Austin Executive Search Consultants on 0431 007 000
The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.