EL1 Senior Research Officer

Posted 03 June 2024
Salary$602.55 per day
Job type Full time
DisciplineGovernment FederalGovernment Local

Job description

EL1 Senior Research Officer
  • $602.55 / Daily Rate / Ex Super
  • Deakin, ACT
  • 12-month contract (Possible extension)
About the role
The EL1 Assistant Director 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. It is a junior leadership position that may be required to perform work that involves team leadership and management responsibilities requiring the setting of priorities and managing workflows of a team.
  • 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
Key skills
  • 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 Excel - Competency with required systems, software and programs, including SAS and Excel
  • Other - Ability to read and interpret data models and specifications.
  • Tertiary qualifications in mathematics, statistical, computer sciences discipline or more than three years relevant work experience.
  • Experience with statistical analysis using R
  • Experience in meta-analysis
Application Requirements 
  • Applicants must hold Australian citizenship.
  • National Criminal History Records Check and completion of the Agency’s screening checks.
  • Applications closes on 14/06/24
For further details, please contact Mishael Solomon on 02 6162 7317 or email via MSolomon@dfp.com.au


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