EL1 AD Evidence Synthesis

Posted 04 June 2024
Salary$602.55 per day, Benefits: 100% WFH, PT considered
Job type Temporary

Job description

Our client is a Federal Government agency that supports a better life for Australians and their families who live with significant and permanent disability.
They are seeking an experienced researcher for a role within the Research and Evaluation Branch. This branch is responsible for ensuring policies, practices and priorities are informed by trustworthy and robust evidence. The branch aims to improve evidence-based decision making within the agency and finds solutions to high priority issues, shaping disability research to maximise agency impact.
The Role:

This role of will support the planning and conduct of evidence reviews (e.g., systematic reviews, living reviews, meta-analyses) and primary research aiming to deliver the best available research evidence to inform Agency decisions.

Role Responsibilities:
  • Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop and manage project plans.
  • Designing and documenting protocols for environmental scans, evidence snapshots, scoping or systematic reviews of evidence relevant to participants or models of practice.
  • Conducting searches of scientific and grey literature in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) standards.
  • Performing research in line with documented protocols for inclusion/exclusion of records, data extraction, quality appraisal and data synthesis
  • Managing project-related records, utilsing dedicated research software and platforms.
  • Engaging internal and external stakeholders to interpret research findings and support translation.
  • Crafting comprehensive research reports and recommendations tailored to diverse stakeholders.
  • Contributing methodological or subject matter expertise in research methods, psychosocial disability, early childhood interventions or neurological disorders or other areas with relevance to disability supports
  • Supervising a small team on an ad-hoc or ongoing basis
  • Supporting the growth of junior staff and leading or assisting broader Branch projects.
About You:
  • Prior research experience in disability, psychology, medicine, epidemiology, education, economics, social science, statistics or related fields.
  • Experience 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.
  • Qualifications in disability, allied health, public health, education or related discipline (PhD or post grad qualifications) would be desirable.
  • Prior experience in government or non-government organisations not required.

Applicants must hold Australian Citizenship to be considered. 
If you feel this role is for you, please Apply Now through the available link or contact Kathy or Ellen-Meraud on (08) 8400 4400 for more information.

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