APS6 Senior Research Officer - Evidence Synthesis

  • Australia
  • Melbourne
  • Contract
  • Negotiable

The opportunity
Our client is a large federal government agency responsible for implementing Australia’s largest social reform since Medicare. They have a great opportunity for an APS6 Senior Research Officer (Evidence Synthesis) to join the Research and Evaluation Branch, and support and contribute to a range of long-term strategic evaluation and research projects.

  • Initial 12 month contract with ongoing extensions highly likely
  • Richmond or Geelong location with 3 days in office and 2 from home
  • APS6 level with an hourly rate of $60.26 plus super

The Role
As an APS6 Senior Research Officer, Evidence Synthesis, you 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 team membership position that may be required to perform work that involves project leadership requiring the setting of priorities and managing workflows of a project under supervision of more senior staff.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • 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
  • Contribute subject matter expertise in psychosocial disability, early childhood interventions or neurological disorders or other areas with relevance to disability support

About You
The successful applicant will have:

  • A strong understanding of academic and professional research, and an extensive background in quantitative and qualitative Research and strong skills in meta-analysis and statistical modelling
  • Demonstrated skills and experience specifically within Knowledge Translation/Research Translation/Evidence Synthesis
  • Strong technical skills within research, including qualitative, quantitative, data presentation and communication
  • A background in public or allied health, disability services, social sciences, or clinical psychology

Please note that this role is with a federal government organisation and is only open to Australian Citizens.

Submit your resume, or for further information please contact jarrodd.edwards@talentinternational.com

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