Research Officer, Synthesis Capacity

About the position

The Research Officer will work with the Lead, Synthesis Capacity and other members of the Investigator team to support or lead various aspects of the work plan of the Synthesis Capacity and associated projects as they evolve. There are no direct reports.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Take primary responsibility for coordinating participatory simulation modelling projects including the refinement and advancement of facilitation tools and communication resources (with guidance provided by the Synthesis Capacity Lead)
  • Source / collect, manage, and analyse data from a variety of sources to support projects of the Synthesis Capacity and associated projects of the Centre
  • Conduct literature reviews as required to support activities of the Synthesis Capacity and associated projects of the Centre
  • Support the development of TAPPC synthesis and communication products that support prevention policy, practice, and advocacy
  • Publish and present findings from the program of research.

About you

Essential – Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A Masters or equivalent experience from a relevant discipline (e.g. epidemiology, public health)
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative research environment with diverse stakeholders
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of the field of public health and health care in Australia
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in designing / conducting public health research
  • Eagerness to learn and apply innovative methods for informing complex health decision-making.


Desirable – Selection Criteria

  • Experience in supporting dynamic simulation modelling projects
  • Understanding of/or commitment to working in a non-profit organisation
  • Experience in leading and submitting successful human research ethics application.

About the benefits

  • Competitive salary including salary packaging
  • Opportunity to impact policy/program delivery

Further details

To apply, please send your CV and a letter addressing the selection criteria to  referencing the following in the subject heading: Research Officer.

For any enquiries please contact Jo-An Atkinson on 02 9188 9537 or

The Sax Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer.

Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents only

Applications closing date: 16 December 2016

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