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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.

Further details
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.

• 12 month maternity leave replacement contract
• Part time opportunity – 21 hours per week
• Professional and friendly environment

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 role
Sitting within the Institute’s Finance team, this maternity leave replacement position is predominantly responsible for ensuring the efficient processing of the Institute’s monthly and fortnightly payrolls.

With approximately 90 staff, payroll will be the focus of the role, however the successful candidate will also fill their week with other accounting duties including raising purchase orders, preparing invoices and creating relevant accounting entries into our financial systems.

Working under the direction of the Financial Controller, this is a great opportunity to gain experience within a small finance team while refining skills within the accounting field. All while working part-time within a flexible working environment.

About you – Selection Criteria
We are looking for a dedicated Assistant Accountant to join our team who has the following experience and current skill set:

• Experience in processing monthly and fortnightly payroll
• Relevant accounting qualifications (Bachelor’s degree)
• Intermediate to Advanced Excel skills, basic to intermediate Word skills
• Experience in Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable transactions and processes
• Experience in preparation of month-end journals and reconciliations
• High level of accuracy and excellent attention to detail
• High level of confidentiality and integrity
• High level of initiative and ability to multi-task
• Ability to work independently and also work as part of a team
• Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written
• Experience with Aussiepay Payroll and Microsoft Dynamics Great Plains will be highly regarded

Further details
If this sounds like the role for you, please read through the full position description here Position Description

Applications (including a CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria) are to be emailed to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au with the subject heading: Assistant Accountant.

If you have any questions, please contact Daniel Ram on 02 9188 9523 or email daniel.ram@saxinstitue.org.au

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Not for profit sector
• Maximum-term contract (up to 2 years)
• Ultimo location, professional and friendly environment

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 role
Sitting within the Institute’s Research Assets Division, this position provides support to administer Australia’s largest longitudinal study of ageing, the 45 and Up Study. As part of this Study, more than a quarter of a million people over the age of 45 have agreed to provide regular updates on their health. By following such a large group of people over the long term, we are developing a world-class research resource that can be used to boost our understanding of how Australians are ageing.

Such a large research project requires a great level of coordination and this role will work within the team that is the first point of call for the participants of the Study. It plays an important role in answering participant questions, coordinating information being sent to participants and administrative tasks for the program.

This is a part-time (3 days per week) role and responsibilities will include:
• Responding to participant communications (over phone and email) including enquiries, requests for materials and complaints
• Updating participant records
• Assisting with data management processes including quality assurance and reviews
• Ensuring that appropriate security measures for confidential storage are always adhered to
• Assisting with the mail outs to all participants
• Providing administrative support for the coordinating centre including:
– Managing received mail
– Undertaking regular stock take of study resources (including printed material)
– Preparing correspondence
• Providing assistance to the team to ensure that all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the Study proceed smoothly.

About you – Selection Criteria
We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated project assistant to fill this position. The right candidate may have experience within data entry, an inbound call centre or customer services environment with the following current skill set:

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal, including a friendly and welcoming telephone manner
• Ability to work well within a team environment (and someone who thrives in working as part of a team)
• Demonstrated experience in providing customer / client service via telephone and email
• High attention to detail
• Excellent organisational skills
• Highly proficient with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, Access)
• An understanding of large scale data collection and quality assurance
• High level of confidentiality and integrity.

Further details
If this sounds like the role for you, please read through the full position description here Position Description

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au with the subject heading: Project Assistant.

For any enquiries please contact Alison Cowle on 02 9188 9513.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.