Job Details
  • Reference397403A_1661383300
  • LocationSurry Hills
  • SalaryAU$500 - AU$585 per day + Superannuation
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 1 month ago
  • ConsultantAllison Bell
Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage a EL1 Assistant Director Research and Evidence Synthesis for an 12 month assignment with potential extension in Surry Hills.

About the Team

The Research and Evaluation Branch is responsible for ensuring that policies, practices and priorities are informed by trustworthy and robust evidence. The branch aims to improve evidence based decision making within the business and finds solutions to high priority issues, shaping disability research to maximise its impact.

The branch is accountable for collating and conducting research, evidence, best practice and lived experiences for decision-making. This includes evaluating key programs and initiatives, ensuring staff are able to find, generate and utilise evidence for decision-making and translating our knowledge of research to our customers and stakeholders.

About the Role

The EL1 Assistant Director Research & Evidence Synthesis will support the planning and conduct of evidence synthesis projects and clinical trials of new non-pharmacological interventions or innovative service delivery aiming to deliver the best available research evidence to inform Agency decisions.

The position has reasonable autonomy and accountability to exercise both initiative and judgement to interpret legislation and policy in the application of practices and procedures to achieve outcomes within the functions.

The EL1 Assistant Director Research & Evidence Synthesis will provide detailed technical, professional, policy and operational advice in relation to complex problems. It will be required to coordinate and assist in the strategic planning, program, project management and policy development to support the businesses objectives to "build a world-leading National Disability Insurance Scheme."

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to

Working with stakeholders to identify, prioritise, scope, develop and manage project plans.
Working with external partners (e.g., industry and academia) to develop and roll-out join research projects targeting a verity of supports and participant groups.
Leading environmental scans, systematic or scoping reviews as well as meta-analyses of evidence and current practice relevant to the disability sector.
Designing and documenting protocols for environmental scans, evidence snapshots, scoping or systematic reviews of evidence relevant to participants or models of practice.
Ensuring the searching, screening, data extraction and reporting of scientific and grey literature is 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, assessment of quality and data synthesis.
Designing and documenting clinical trial protocols, analysis plans and ethics submissions.
Overseeing the implementation of clinical trials protocols by internal and external research staff in accordance with GCP and CONSORT guidelines.
Maintaining project related records including research software or platforms.
Preparing and presenting internal reports including slide-pack summaries for stakeholders and communicating recommendations to stakeholders based upon the findings.
Liaising with Evidence for Action team to ensure findings are effectively translated for participants, internal staff, partners and key stakeholders.
(NOTE: the key responsibilities of the role are based on current priorities and may change over time)

What's on Offer?

Position located in Surry Hills with working from home available
EL1 $585.00/day + super
Temporary contract for 12 months, with possibility to extend
Standard Hours or work - Monday to Friday, 8:30 am till 5:00 pm

****Applications close by 12pm Monday 5th of September 2022.****

It is highly desirable that the successful applicant understand or lived experience in the field of disability.

***Mandatory: Australian Citizenship required to work within Federal Government***

If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below.