• Not for profit sector
• Full time preferred, however part time hours considered
• 2-year contract
• Great office located in Glebe, NSW (with flexible work arrangements available)
About the Sax Institute
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 Sax 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.
About the role
A fantastic opportunity exists for a Senior Researcher to join our Research Assets Division. This role will be responsible for managing and implementing some of the key internal research projects using the Institute’s 45 and Up Study (the largest ongoing study of health and ageing in Australia).
Although no two days will be the same, responsibilities for this position will include:
• Leading the development, management and delivery of some of the key research projects using the 45 and Up Study and linked administrative data
• Providing expert, operational, methodological advice and analyses for the implementation of the projects
• Data analysis and presentation of research outputs to external clients
• Preparing Ethics and data custodian submissions, Ethics annual reports for their projects and providing advice on Ethics matters
• Assessing grant opportunities and preparing grant submissions
• Contributing to the implementation of 45 and Up Study strategy and development of annual work plans
To be successful, the Senior Researcher should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:
• A PhD in epidemiology, population health, biostatistics, health services research or relevant Master’s degree with sound experience in a similar role
• Demonstrated experience and results: designing methods and delivering health research projects; developing research protocols and ethics applications
• Experience working with administrative health data – MBS, PBS, Hospital and Emergency Department data
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience writing reports, briefs, ethics applications and/or academic manuscripts and grant applications
• Excellent organisational skills and experience in managing projects, with a demonstrated capacity to meet deliverables on time, and manage complexities and stakeholders
• Demonstrated ability to recognise and harness information and opportunities, to consistently show judgement, intelligence and common sense
• Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as part of a team. Ability to build successful working relationships with a variety of people, both internal and external (researchers, policy makers, other organisations); to negotiate persuasively; and to deliver on commitments
• Ability to contribute ideas and innovations, develop and implement initiatives.
Experience in data science and modelling, large-scale data collection and publication in peer-reviewed journals would also be viewed positively.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading: Senior Researcher.
Please contact Kerrin Bleicher at email@example.com if you have further questions about the role.
Applications close: 5pm, 2 March 2021.
The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.