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  • Not for profit sector
  • Professional and friendly environment
  • Full time position (can consider 3 or 4 days)
  • 12 months’ contract

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert in helping decision makers find and make 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

The Research Assistant will work with the Director, CIPHER in the development, implementation and dissemination of a suite of research projects centred on research-policy partnership. Responsibilities of the role include assisting with the development of survey instruments and interview schedules, co-ordinating data collection, undertaking literature reviews and assisting with the preparation of ethics and grant applications.

Essential Criteria

To be successful the Research Assistant should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field
  • Experience in drafting research documentation and reports
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery.

Further details

Please download the position description.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing how you meet our selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au with the subject heading: Research Assistant, Knowledge Exchange.

For any enquiries please contact Anna Williamson on 9188 9557 or Anna.Williamson@saxinstitute.org.au.

Applications closing date is 5 June 2017.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

  • Not for profit sector
  • Professional and friendly environment
  • Part-Time (0.6 FTE or more)
  • 12 months contract

About the Sax Institute

The Sax Institute is a leading Australian expert in helping decision makers find and make 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 position

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Program Manager developing and implementing a Biospecimens Program across NSW.

This new position will lead activities currently being undertaken within the Sax Institute to build a Biospecimens Program to support high quality genetic, biomedical and clinical research. The position holder will develop operational practices, program implementation strategies and promote the program.

The Program Manager must be able to establish strong working relationships with staff at all levels of the Sax Institute with a particular emphasis on the 45 and Up Study team and researchers from the genetic, biomedical and clinical research sector as well as the NSW Ministry of Health.

This successful candidate will require high level communication skills to engage with multiple internal and external stakeholders.

Essential Criteria

To be successful for the position of Program Manager, you should demonstrate the following technical and behavioral competencies:

  • Tertiary qualifications and experience in a relevant discipline (clinical research, biomedical science or similar) and Project Management and/or demonstrated extensive work experience and capability in providing project delivery at a senior level
  • Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills, organisational, relationship management skills and ability to communicate effectively with diverse stakeholder groups, as well as evidence of relationship building skills
  • High level knowledge and understanding of quality systems and implementation
  • Experience or knowledge of Biospecimens and the Biospecimens landscape in NSW and the key factors contributing to Biospecimens success. Must have a strong interest in Biospecimens/research administration and scientific/clinical research
  • Demonstrated ability to respond, adapt and cope with changing priorities and demands in a multidisciplinary work environment and work cohesively within those teams
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritise competing tasks, meet deadlines and achieve project targets within budget.

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to impact health policy/program delivery.

Further details

Please download the position description.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing how you meet our selection criteria to jobs@saxinstitute.org.au with the subject heading: Biospecimens Program Manager.

Thank you for your interest in the position. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

For any enquiries please contact Martin McNamara on 9188 9500 or Martin.McNamara@saxinstitute.org.au.

Application closing date: 5pm 09 June 2017

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Australian Citizens and Permanents Residents only.