- Opportunity to work with Australia’s peak prevention research and translation body
- Develop your skills in research collaboration, coordination of capacity building activities, knowledge translation, and evaluation
- Build your networks across a national collaboration
- Chance to work closely with policy makers and science communicators
- 12-month part-time contract (28 hours per week preferred, however, would consider 21 hours per week for the right candidate)
- Office located in Glebe, NSW (with flexible work arrangements available)
About the Prevention Centre
The Sax Institute is an independent, not-for-profit organisation that improves health and wellbeing by driving better use of evidence in policies, programs and services.
The Institute has an international reputation as an Evidence Specialist, and nearly 20 years’ experience in translating research findings into policy drawing on our own expertise as well as that of our more than 50 member organisations. We work with governments, health organisations, research organisations and a network of experts nationwide to analyse policy problems and find the best evidence-based solutions.
The Australian Prevention Partnership Centre (the Prevention Centre) is administered and hosted by the Sax Institute. Through our partnerships, the Prevention Centre aims to better inform policy and program decision making about what works in preventing chronic disease and in more effective implementation of prevention programs.
About the role
This is a great opportunity for an experienced researcher to build their skills in capacity development and knowledge mobilisation.
The Research Officer will work with the Prevention Centre’s Knowledge Mobilisation lead and other members of the team to provide support for the Prevention Centre’s many capacity building activities. These include collaborative meetings, forums, communities of practice, and national events for early to mid-career researchers and policy makers.
The Research Officer will also lead an evaluation of our Collaboration for Enhanced Research Impact, a national collaboration of the Prevention Centre and Centres of Research Excellence aiming to develop a united voice for prevention.
This role is ideal for a public health researcher with strong interpersonal and organisational skills. Key responsibilities include:
- Planning and supporting implementation of capacity building activities
- Providing support to collaborative working groups and communities of practice
- Working closely with the communications team to translate and disseminate prevention research
- Developing and contributing to the methodology and implementation of an evaluation plan (and publishing on this)
- Working with other early to mid-career researchers to plan and implement large-scale events
About you – Selection Criteria
We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated Research Officer to fill this position who has the following experience and current skill set:
- Postgraduate training in public health, health policy, public policy or other relevant field
- Experience in public health research
- Experience in coordinating meetings and events; proficiency in online meetings platforms such as Teams, Zoom etc
- Ability to work collaboratively
- Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a small team.
Publications in peer reviewed journals or experience in academic writing, experience in evaluation of public health and familiarity with the prevention research & policy sectors in Australia will be highly regarded
If this sounds interesting, please click on this link Position Description to read more about the role.
To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to [email protected] with the subject heading: Capacity Building Research Officer
Please contact the Prevention Centre’s Knowledge Mobilisation lead, A/Prof Michelle Irving, at [email protected] if you have further questions about the role.
Applications close: 5pm, 9 August 2021.
The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.