EL1 Assistant Director, Evidence Synthesis

Posted 30 May 2024
Job type Temporary

Job description

Job Title: EL1 Assistant Director, Evidence Synthesis
Employer: DFP Recruitment client
Position Type: 12 month Casual Temporary Contract
Pay Rate: Competitive
Location: Perth, WA 6000
Role Overview: The EL1 Assistant Director, Evidence Synthesis, supports the planning and conduct of evidence reviews (systematic reviews, meta-analyses) and primary research to provide top-quality research evidence for Agency decisions. This junior leadership role involves team management, priority setting, and workflow oversight, with reasonable autonomy to apply initiative and judgment in interpreting legislation and policy to achieve functional outcomes.
Key Responsibilities;
  • Working with internal & external stakeholders to scope, 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.
  • Maintaining project related records including research software or platforms.
  • Engaging with external and internal stakeholders to interpret findings and support translation.
  • Preparing and presenting research reports and recommendations for different stakeholders, including internal slide-pack summaries for 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 ad-hoc or ongoing basis
  • Supporting the growth of junior staff
  • Leading or supporting broader projects across the Branch
Essential to be successful in this role;
  • Planning & conducting systematic reviews of research evidence
  • Familiarity with evidence synthesis methods
  • Prior research experience in disability, psychology, medicine, epidemiology, education, economics, social science, statistics or related fields
  • Prior experience in government or NGOs is not required
  • Current valid NPC or able to obtain one
How to apply: If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume outlining your relevant experience and to highlight why you are suitable for this role. If you have any questions regarding the role which is not listed, please contact Taylor Robinson at TRobinson@dfp.com.au 

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