Assistant Director – Evidence Synthesis

Posted 29 May 2024
Salary$602.55 per day, Benefits: Federal Government Opportunity
LocationNew South Wales
Job type Contract

Job description

  • Federal Government Opportunity in Sydney CBD
  • 12-month contract with possibility of extension
  • $602.55 per day + super
Are you dedicated to driving evidence-based decision making to improve lives? Do you excel in collaborative environments that prioritize research and innovation?
Our Client is a Federal Government body that supports Australians and their families by valuing a positive contemporary attitude to disability. They are currently seeking a skilled individual for a role within the Research and Evaluation Branch within this growing Federal Government department with their mission to shape policies and practices through robust evidence and pioneering approaches.
Join as the EL1 Assistant Director for Evidence Synthesis to contribute to generating reliable research evidence that informs our decisions. Your responsibilities will encompass:
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop and manage project plans.
  • Designing protocols for various types of evidence reviews, from environmental scans to systematic reviews.
  • Conducting thorough literature searches aligned with established standards.
  • Engaging in research according to documented protocols for data extraction, quality appraisal, and synthesis.
  • Managing project-related records, utilizing dedicated research software and platforms.
  • Engaging stakeholders to interpret research findings and facilitate their practical application.
  • Crafting comprehensive research reports and recommendations tailored to diverse stakeholders.
  • Providing methodological expertise in research methods, psychosocial disability, early childhood interventions, and more.
  • Supporting the growth of junior staff and leading or assisting broader Branch projects.
About You:
  • Qualifications in disability, allied health, public health or related discipline (PhD or post grad qualifications) would be desirable.
  • Prior research experience in disability, psychology, medicine, epidemiology, education, economics, social science, statistics or related fields
  • Planning and conducting systematic reviews of research evidence
  • Familiarity with evidence synthesis methods
  • Experience with statistical analysis using R and in meta-analysis is desirable
  • Prior experience in government or NGOs is not required
Join us in advancing evidence-based excellence and driving positive transformation. Apply now to be part of our effort to improve lives through research and innovation.
These are 12 month assignments offering a day rate of $602.55 + super. Positions are based in Sydney CBD with up to 2 days per week WFH flexibility following training. 

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