Senior Research Officer

Posted 08 November 2023
Salary$0 - $60.26 per hour
Job type Temporary
DisciplineGovernment FederalScience

Job description

Empower Evidence-Based Progress: Be Part of Our Research Team
Are you dedicated to driving impactful decisions through evidence-based practices? Do you thrive in an environment that values research, innovation, and collaborative problem-solving?
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 skilled individuals for a critical role in their Research and Evaluation Branch, that contribute to shaping policies and practices through robust evidence and strategic insights.

The role is located in the Perth CBD, and consideration to WFH for up to 2 days per week can be considered after your initial onboarding/training. 

APS6 Senior Research Officer
Join as the APS6 Senior Research Officer and be a driving force behind impactful research initiatives. Your role will encompass:
  • Assumption of team leadership and management responsibilities, including prioritisation and work-flow management.
  • Application of autonomy and judgement to achieve outcomes while interpreting relevant regulations and policies.
  • Providing technical, professional, policy, and operational support for complex challenges.
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders to shape, develop, and manage project plans.
  • Application of your knowledge translation expertise to support evidence-based policy and practice.
  • Contribution to research and evaluation activities conducted by the Branch.
  • Maintenance of project-related records using dedicated research software or platforms.
  • Preparation and delivery of internal reports and recommendations, tailored to stakeholders' needs.
Key skills required for role
  • Systematic review(s)
  • Research / evidence synthesis
  • 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   
Desirable skills to have for the role
  • Meta-analysis or statistical modelling
Why Choose Our Research and Evaluation Branch?
  • Meaningful Impact: Contribute to shaping policies and practices through robust evidence and strategic insights.
  • Collaborative Culture: Work alongside experts, stakeholders, and partners who share your passion for research and progress.
  • Professional Growth: Embrace opportunities to lead teams, develop leadership skills, and influence innovation.
  • Dynamic Environment: Thrive in an environment that fosters learning, diversity, and creative problem-solving.
Join us in driving research translation and making a difference in various domains. Apply now to be part of a team that's transforming evidence into action.
These roles are at the APS6 level equivalent offering $60.26 per hour 11% super. The rate of pay is casually loaded, as you will not be accruing annual or sick leave.
As this role is within the Federal Government, applicants are required to be Australian Citizens to be considered (this is not negotiable) 
If you are interested in this role, please APPLY NOW, or email me on or call on 08 9287 9812. 

DFP welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and people with disability. In addition, DFP will provide reasonable adjustments for individuals with disability throughout the recruitment process. If you identify as a person with disability and require adjustments to the application, recruitment, selection and/or assessment process, please advise via or 1300 337 000 and indicate your preferred method of communication (email, phone, text) so we can keep in touch and meet your accessibility needs.