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• Not for profit sector
• Maximum-term contract (up to 5 years), full time or part time (4 days per week) considered
• 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 Evidence for Action Division, our Decision Analytics team uses advanced dynamic simulation modelling methods as well as research and visualisation technologies to develop timely, accessible decision support tools for policy and practice. The Director, Decision Analytics is responsible for the development and implementation of the Decision Analytics strategy for the Institute. You will lead a high performing team with expertise in dynamic simulation modelling and in engagement with policy and program organisations. You will work closely with government and non-government organisations and assist them to scope out their requirements that can be addressed through the use of dynamic simulation modelling.

A high level of initiative and the capacity to work with a wide range of people is required. This role will allow you to contribute to world leading initiatives to support evidence-informed policy and practice.

Although the duties of this position will be diverse, the key responsibilities will include:

• Developing and implementing the strategic plan for Decision Analytics
• Establishing and maintaining systems and processes for managing the activities of the program
• Managing and supporting Decision Analytics staff to ensure that professional development, reporting, budgeting and delivery of services as per annual plan happen effectively
• Engaging with policy agencies, program planners, and research institutions to foster relationships and attract opportunities for commissioned work or collaborative research relevant to the program
• Publishing and presenting Decision Analytics work
• Supervising and managing early career researchers and contract personnel as required across the agreed work plan.

 

About you – Selection Criteria
We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated leader who has the following experience and current skill set:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, including publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with diverse stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the field of public health and health care in Australia
  • Successful project management experience, including delivering projects on time
  • Ability to take on a leadership role in the development and implementation of projects
  • Experience in leading dynamic simulation modelling projects
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills

 

Further details
If 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 apply, please send your CV and cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au with the subject heading: Director, Decision Analytics

Applications close: 23 January 2020

To discuss the role further, please contact Sian Rudge on 0409 393 236

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

• Not for profit sector
• Maximum-term contract (up to 1 year), full time or part time (4 days per week) considered
• 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 Evidence for Action Division, this position plays a key role in managing, completing and coordinating Evidence Check rapid research reviews.

Working with dedicated professionals, this is a diverse role that will be responsible for working with our clients and researchers to provide a concise summary of evidence that helps answer policy questions presented in a policy-friendly format. In essence, we clarify an agency’s research needs and provide research to help them make policy decisions.

The role will suit someone who is looking to develop their skills in project management and who is wanting to build on their current experience.

Although no two days will be the same, responsibilities of the role will include:

• Applying high level project management skills to deliver Evidence Check reviews
• Overseeing the allocation and delivery of Evidence Check reviews across the team
• Managing the Health Alliance for Research Collaboration (HARC) scholarship project – including communicating with applicants, supporting the selection panel, distributing the scholarships and reporting
• Supporting the delivery of the Knowledge Mobilisation Conference
• Contributing to the delivery of other Knowledge Exchange services.

About you – Selection Criteria

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated individual to fill this position who has the following experience and skill set:

• Extensive experience in project management including managing and delivering multiple complex projects
• Knowledge and understanding of government environments and policy processes
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Ability to work effectively with a diverse range of people including senior researchers, clinicians and senior government officials
• Ability to foster and manage collaborative relationships to ensure progress against goals
• Ability to manage competing demands and meet deadlines without compromising standards of service
• Experience in problem solving and finding appropriate solutions that work for diverse stakeholders
• A sound understanding of research as it applies to policy, programs and practice.
• Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline (public or population health, health policy, clinical research or similar).

 

Further details
If 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 apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au with the subject heading: Senior Analyst.

To learn more about Evidence Check and the work of the Knowledge Exchange program go to: https://www.saxinstitute.org.au/our-work/knowledge-exchange/evidence-check/ /

Please contact Gai Moore on 02 9188 9539 if you have any questions on the role.

Applications close: 5pm, Friday, 17 January 2020

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

  • Not for profit sector
  • Maximum-term contract (up to 2 years), full time
  • 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

Working with dedicated professionals, this is a diverse role that plays a key role in supporting the management of data from programs across the Research Assets Division. This includes data for Australia’s largest longitudinal study of ageing; the 45 and Up Study. The role will suit someone who is looking to develop their skills in both data management and project management and who is wanting to build on their current experience in an environment that encourages growth and development. There will also be the opportunity to build on analytical skills, working alongside accomplished biostatisticians.

Although no two days will be the same, responsibilities will include:

  • Providing support in the collection and organisation of data and preparation for analysis
  • Working closely with staff to develop procedures and to support data management for major data collection initiatives
  • Performing data related tasks involved with the ongoing maintenance of participant databases
  • Contributing to writing study progress reports, manuscripts and funding reports
  • Working with external data custodians in ongoing data linkage and in secure exchange and uptake of data
  • Preparing datasets for use by researchers, through both regular and customised releases, in accordance with relevant policies and approvals

About you – Selection Criteria

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated person to fill this position who has the following experience and current skill set:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications or demonstrated relevant, equivalent professional experience
  • Demonstrated experience in working with database systems
  • Proven analytical skills and a methodical approach to data management
  • Demonstrated experience in quality control, data checking and cleaning of datasets, including data manipulation and extraction
  • Good knowledge of data privacy and security issues
  • High-level organisational and time management skills
  • Ability to build successful working relationships with a variety of people, both internal and external, and to deliver on commitments made
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Experience using SAS (or other data analytical software), working in large scale data collection & quality assurance, experience in a health research environment and working with highly confidential data will also be viewed favourably.

Further details

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

Please contact Tina Navin Cristina on 02 9188 9585 if you have any questions on the role.

Applications close: 5pm, 2 February 2020.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.