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  • The Sax Institute is inviting experienced simulation modellers to be on a shortlist of candidates for casual employment and consultant contracts
  • Make a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Australians
  • Competitive salary and consultancy rates

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 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 Sax Institute’s Decision Analytics team uses simulation modelling and other analytical methods to develop adaptable decision support tools. These tools are developed in partnership with government departments, policy agencies and program planners in health and social sectors, providing them with a low-risk virtual environment to test potential impacts of different decisions before they are implemented in the real world.

About the role

This role will provide a unique opportunity to build simulation models to solve real-world problems and have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of Australians. Examples include strategic investments to reduce suicide deaths, planning and resource allocation optimisation to improve the efficiency and outcomes of hospital systems, managing and planning for infectious disease pandemic such as COVID-19, and studying the dynamic relationships between human activities and the physical and social environment.

They will have a primary responsibility in the technical development of high-standard dynamic simulation models, as part of a collaborative and supportive team with diverse expertise in public health policy and planning, participatory and consensus building approaches, and evidence synthesis. They are likely to be involved in participatory model-building workshops with policy makers, researchers, clinicians, and people with lived experience. The role may also include contributing to model documentation and dissemination of findings, and driving methodological innovations.

About the talent pool

The talent pool will be comprised of a small number of experienced simulation modellers. Applicants will first be assessed by their CVs and cover letters. Those considered eligible will be contacted within 10 business days to arrange a brief interview. When an opportunity emerges we will contact the person in the talent pool with the most relevant experience to determine their current availability. The terms and conditions of the work will be agreed for each project.

 About you – Selection Criteria

Essential

  • PhD qualification or equivalent professional experience in one or more dynamic simulation modelling methods, i.e. system dynamics, discrete event, or agent-based modelling
  • A demonstrated track record of developing dynamic simulation models for research or real world applications
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and balance inputs from diverse stakeholders
  • Strong critical thinking, analytical, and problem solving skills
  • A healthy drive for excellence
  • Strong time management skills to deliver models in short time frames

Preferred

  • Experience with Stella Architect or AnyLogic software
  • Knowledge of public health and policy, social and environmental determinants of health, and government policy decision-making
  • Experience in participatory modelling and co-design process
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team and balance inputs from diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to communicate technical details to lay audience
  • Proficient in statistical software applications (e.g., SPSS, Stata, SAS, R)
  • Commitment to improving the health and wellbeing of Australians

Further details

To apply please send your CV to [email protected] with the subject heading: Simulation modeller. A cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria is strongly encouraged.

Please contact Cindy Peng on [email protected] if you have further questions about the role.

Applications close: ongoing

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

  • Not for profit sector
  • Full time preferred, however part time hours considered
  • Work on diverse range of projects to support real-world decision-making in the health and human services sectors
  • 12 month maternity leave cover position, with possibility of extension pending funding
  • 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 great opportunity exists for an experienced evaluator to join our team for a 12 month maternity leave cover contract. This role will see the successful candidate working with decision makers to conduct evaluations of the client’s policies and programs. The focus is on exploring how innovative ideas can be adapted and applied and would be ideal for someone who is able to apply a high level of academic rigour together with an understanding of policy timeframes and complexities.

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

  • The development of evaluation frameworks for government and non-government agencies
  • Managing complex program and policy evaluations, including developmental, process and outcome evaluations, across a variety of topics
  • Working collaboratively with wide range of stakeholders
  • Qualitative and/or quantitative data analyses
  • Report writing
  • Supervision and capacity development within the team
  • Completing funding applications
  • Strategic directions for the Evaluate program

Selection Criteria

Essential

To be successful, the Evaluation Fellow should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • A PhD in a related area or equivalent work experience
  • High level skills in one or more of the following methods: developmental/complex evaluation; quantitative methods; inferential data analysis (including large data sets and/or routinely collected data); mixed methods design; qualitative methods; quasi-experimental design
  • Experience in developing program logics and evaluation frameworks collaboratively with government and/or non-government agencies
  • Experience in conducting evaluations for government and non-government agencies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven ability to work in fast-paced environment and manage multiple tasks to tight deadlines
  • Strong stakeholder relationship management / collaborative practice

Further details

If this sounds interesting, please click here to read more about the position.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to [email protected] with the subject heading: Evaluation Fellow

Applications close: 5pm, 6 February 2022

Please contact Anne Redman at [email protected] if you have further questions about the role.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Not for profit sector
  • Professional, friendly and supportive environment
  • Full time position, however, part time considered for the right candidate
  • Glebe location (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.

We have 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

Sitting within the Institute’s Research Assets Division, this position plays a key role in ensuring the effective and efficient management of the group that administers Australia’s largest longitudinal study of ageing, the 45 and Up Study. It is a diverse role and will be responsible for supervising a great team of staff who help with the day to day running of the program. This role will also play a key role in the operational planning for the cohort.

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

  • Leading cohort-related strategic actions, including cohort engagement initiatives
  • Supervision of staff – including managing the team’s workloads, rostering staff etc
  • Managing the logistics of mail-outs to the 250,000+ participants of the 45 and Up Study
  • Ensuring that the cohort participant management system and related databases are managed effectively
  • Assisting the team in responding to participant enquiries and managing the participant contact data
  • Undertaking cohort tracking, including data entry, data entry QA, review of participant consent etc
  • Developing and provide training to team members
  • Refining and improving processes surrounding the administration of the 45 and Up Study.

ABOUT YOU – SELECTION CRITERIA

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated manager to fill this position. The right candidate will have experience within research related environment with the following current skill set:

  • Qualifications and/or substantial experience in a research-related discipline
  • Understanding of the operational aspects of large-scale epidemiological studies
  • Ability to successfully manage and develop a small team
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both written and verbal
  • Proven ability to build successful working relationships with a variety of people, both internal and external
  • Proven organisational, analytical, and problem solving abilities
  • Excellent IT literacy, including demonstrated experience with Microsoft products (Word, Excel, Outlook), as well as either database or contact information management systems (e.g. CRM).
  • Demonstrated experience in developing protocols, and policy and procedure documents

Experience working with highly confidential data and an understanding of health research environments will be highly regarded.

Further details

If this sounds interesting, please click here to read more about the position

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria and confirming your availability to [email protected] with the subject heading: Participant Engagement Manager. 

Please contact Tina Navin Cristina  at [email protected] if you have further questions about the role.

Applications close: 5pm, 1 February 2022

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Not for profit sector
  • Full time position
  • 2 year contract (possibility of extension)
  • 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.

Our Research Assets Division includes some of our flagship programs – the 45 and Up Study (the largest ongoing study of health and ageing in Australia) and the Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE) that approved researchers use to conduct analysis of sensitive linked data.

About the role

This role provides a great opportunity for an experienced IT professional to join our small and dynamic SURE team. This role is hands-on and will allow the right candidate to build, maintain and support all SURE infrastructure while also developing new technical and security solutions for the system. The position is the ideal next role for someone who is looking to combine their strong technical expertise, customer centred approach to support and focus on continuous improvement.

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

  • Providing support escalation to external customers (including technical support and trouble shooting)
  • Ensuring the efficiency and effectiveness of the SURE IT infrastructure
  • Assisting with IT projects including upgrade and maintenance projects
  • Providing technical advice and guidance to SURE
  • Information security implementation, administration and awareness.

Selection Criteria

To be successful, the Senior Systems Administrator should demonstrate the following technical and behavioural competencies:

  • 5+ years of 2/3rd level customer-facing systems experience in an environment comprising multiple technologies
  • Strong experience in the successful delivery of IT platforms and external customer service
  • Strong experience with Server and desktop MS Windows and virtualisation technologies
  • Experience with Citrix/VDI Technology
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting skills

Experience in Linux (Ubuntu), DC’s supporting switches, firewalls, shared storage, cloud migration/hybrid cloud strategy, ISO27001/Security frameworks and virtual computer performance monitoring would also be viewed positively.

Further details

If this sounds interesting, please click here to read more about the position.

To apply, please send your CV with a cover letter to [email protected] with the subject heading Senior Systems Administrator, SURE. Please ensure you include a cover letter (no more than 2 pages in length) that outlines your experience with the essential criteria in your application.

Please contact Anthony Ashton at [email protected] if you have further questions about the role.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Not for profit sector
  • Full time and part time hours considered
  • Professional and friendly environment
  • 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 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

We have a great opportunity for post-doctoral research fellows to join the Aboriginal Health Program at the Sax Institute. Working on the Indigenous Led Evaluation of Aboriginal Programs (ILEAP), these positions will all contribute to the day to day coordination and implementation of the project, data analysis and stakeholder reports. ILEAP aims to develop effective approaches for better translation of evidence into practice and increasing access to essential primary care services by evaluating innovative, Aboriginal-led health programs focussing on Aboriginal youth suicide and adult chronic disease in three Aboriginal Community Controlled Services (ACCHSs) in NSW.

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

  • Drafting study protocols, qualitative and quantitative data collection tools and methods for evaluation
  • Preparing ethics applications and reports, progress reports to partners and funders and annual stakeholder reports
  • Leading and conducting qualitative interviews and focus groups as required in partnership with Aboriginal evaluators
  • Day-to-day operations and management of ILEAP including co-ordination of diverse stakeholders
  • Coordination of evaluation training and support activities
  • Drafting reports for funding agencies, academic papers and presentations and supporting the team in delivering the findings in stakeholder meetings.
  • Preparation of ILEAP Investigator Group, Aboriginal Advisory Group, and Community of Practice Group meeting agendas and papers
  • Preparing summaries for ACCHSs partners and communication resources (findings briefs, infographics) from data generated for use by ACCHSs and policy partners

About you – Selection Criteria

We are looking for a flexible and dedicated Postdoctoral Research Fellow to fill this position who has the following experience and current skill set:

  • A PhD in public or population health, health services research, or epidemiology with strong interest and experience in Aboriginal health research
  • Demonstrated experience using qualitative evaluation designs that are methodologically rigorous, yet practical to implement in real-world settings
  • Excellent organisational skills and experience in managing and implement complex projects, with a demonstrated capacity to manage diverse stakeholders
  • Demonstrated experience with writing research protocols, reports, findings briefs, ethics applications and academic manuscripts
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as part of a team, and build successful working relationships with a variety of people and to deliver on commitments

Aboriginality would be highly regarded, however, is not necessary for the position.

Further details

If this sounds interesting, please click here to read more about the position.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to [email protected] with the subject heading: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Aboriginal Health

Please contact Bethany Brett at [email protected] if you have further questions about the role.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Not for profit sector
  • Professional, friendly and supportive environment
  • Great office located in Glebe, NSW (with flexible work arrangements available)
  • 3 year contract – with possibility of extension

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.

We have 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.

Our IT team is a pivotal part of our organisation and provides both technology solutions to our 90 staff and support to one of our key business lines – the Secure Unified Research Environment (SURE). The SURE is a high-powered computing environment developed to help make best use of our national knowledge base and provides external researchers with secure remote access to virtual machines – check out this video to learn more about this incredible computing environment!

About the role

A great opportunity exists for someone who is looking to build on their IT /Helpdesk experience and knowledge while working for a company that is helping to make a real difference to the health of all Australians.

Working with an organisation that has a dynamic and growing need for the use of technology, this is a hands on role which will provide you with an opportunity to extend your support skills and contribute to a diverse range of IT projects across a variety of different technologies. The role will allow you to problem solve, interact with both internal and external customers and continue to gain experience in a range of technologies.

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

  • Acting as the main point of contact for all internal IT questions – providing support to all staff and troubleshooting any issues that they have with their IT systems.
  • Providing IT support to all SURE clients
  • Completing hardware and software setup and delivery for staff – including set up of equipment for new starters, providing tech support for meeting rooms and assisting SURE clients with connection to the platform
  • Working with the IT team to identify and deliver on solutions and projects that enhance the IT experience for all employees
  • Providing training and assistance to colleagues to build their IT knowledge

Selection Criteria

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

  • Experience in an IT Service Desk, including recording, assigning and resolving incidents
  • Experience providing 1st and 2nd Level IT support for Microsoft 365 products and common desktop applications
  • A positive, proactive, flexible and customer-oriented approach to IT service and support
  • Strong time-management skills; ability to complete multiple tasks in a proactive, timely and efficient manner
  • Professional communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills
  • Ability to exercise utmost confidentiality and a commitment to compliance and security at all times
  • Demonstrate behaviours aligned to the Institute’s values – Collaboration, Independence, Innovation, Impact and Respect

Experience in deployment of Windows operating systems / applications and Active Directory/user administration skills would also be highly regarded.

Further details

If this sounds interesting, please click here to read more about the position.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to [email protected] with the subject heading: IT Service Desk Analyst.

Please contact Melissa Plant at [email protected] if you have further questions about the role.

Applications close: 5pm, 30 January 2022

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Not for profit sector
  • Professional, friendly and supportive environment
  • Part-time position (0.8FTE), with full-time or alternative arrangements possible for the right candidate
  • Glebe location (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.

We have 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

The Sax Institute runs a coordinated program of work with policy, research and other audiences to achieve its mission, which is ‘To improve health and wellbeing by driving the use of research in policies, programs and services.’ The Events Coordinator is a member of the Communications and Engagement Division and makes a major contribution to achieving the Institute’s mission by supporting the delivery of a range of online, hybrid and in-person events that engage key audiences in different ways:

We are looking for a highly organised self-starter who can run events logistics for multiple concurrent projects with minimal supervision, coordinating with other communications team staff as appropriate and referring issues upwards for decision when necessary. This is a part-time (0.8FTE) role, with some flexibility for the right candidate.

Key responsibilities are:

  • Planning, organising and facilitating a range of online, hybrid and face-to-face events on behalf of the Institute and its programs
  • Managing all logistical arrangements, from venue shortlisting, selection and engagement, to catering, AV, registration processes, speaker packs and other details; and for online events specifically, managing platform selection and set-up, registration, and assisting with live delivery and troubleshooting
  • Liaison with external speakers and participants as appropriate, and coordinating with communications or other colleagues as appropriate to ensure effective promotion and publicity, and event support
  • Effective documentation of planning, progress and outcomes, including impact reports for internal and external use, and preparation of events-related materials such as programs and invitations
  • Supporting other communications-related work across the Institute as required.

At least five years’ event management experience is required, and proficiency with events-related webinar platforms, and registration and other relevant IT systems is a must. Familiarity with WordPress website content management systems will be highly regarded.

Further details

If this sounds interesting, please click here to read more about the position.

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria and confirming your availability to [email protected] with the subject heading: Events Coordinator

Please contact Adam Cresswell, Head of Public Affairs, at [email protected] if you have further questions about the role.

Applications close: 5pm, 1 February 2022

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

  • Not for profit sector
  • Maximum-term contract (up to 3 years)
  • 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 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

The Marketing and Editorial Officer will take a lead role in developing a wide range of print and online products, ranging from full-scale reports, brochures, conference programs and corporate collateral, to newsletters, electronic direct messages, website content, and social media content.

The successful candidate will have a knack for quickly and efficiently describing projects and outcomes in engaging and accurate terms in a way that commands attention and is suitable for professional and/or public audiences, depending on circumstances. Working under the direction of the Media and Editorial Manager, he or she will also be adept at weeding out technical jargon and will know how to use judgement to ‘pitch’ content to a level appropriate to the intended readership, being mindful of stakeholder and audience sensitivities.

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

  • Lead planning and compilation of the Institute’s monthly newsletter
  • Planning, coordinating and leading implementation of marketing and promotional activities
  • Maintaining effective relationships with external suppliers
  • Providing analysis and reporting of promotional activities and ensuring records are maintained effectively
  • Contributing to Communications team planning and review processes, and providing general communications support in the absence of other team members or when additional help is required.
  • Providing marketing and editorial expertise to staff across the Institute. This includes trouble shooting questions they may have or providing technical advice to staff on how to use brand assets.

About you – Selection Criteria

We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated Marketing & Editorial Officer who has the following experience and current skill set:

  • At least three years’ experience in a writing or editing role within a medium-sized or large organisation
  • A tertiary qualification in Journalism, Communications, Marketing, Media Studies or related area, or demonstrated commensurate experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to translate complex information into engaging and relevant content for a variety of professional, policy and public audiences
  • High-level organisational skills, with the ability to manage competing priorities to deliver excellent outcomes
  • Excellent initiative, motivation and time management skills with the ability to meet required deadlines and complete projects within minimal supervision
  • Accuracy and meticulous attention to detail
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and a high level of initiative, with the ability to adapt plans promptly as required in response to unexpected events
  • High-level interpersonal skills and ability to develop productive working relationships and liaise with a broad range of stakeholders positively and diplomatically
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team environment
  • Understanding of WordPress content management systems

 Further details

If this sounds interesting, please click here to read more about the position.

To apply please send your CV and a cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria to [email protected] with the subject heading: Marketing & Editorial Officer.

For any enquiries, please contact Hugo Wilcken on 0451 122 146.

Applications close: 5pm, 7 February 2021.

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer.