Research Fellow, Food Policy
• Part time 30 hours per week, fixed term to February 2018
Established in 1999, The George Institute for Global Health is a global, not-for-profit medical research organisation, affiliated with leading academic partners, with major centres in Australia, China, India and the United Kingdom. Our mission is to improve the health of millions of people worldwide.
We are seeking a self-motivated and enthusiastic Research Fellow to work within our Food Policy Division. The Research Fellow will provide evidence that will inform efforts underway to strengthen healthy food and beverage policies of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), the Research Fellow will lead this project. The role will be based in Sydney with some travelling to ACT and other states expected to complete the key informant interviews and liaise with relevant stakeholders.
Key responsibilities of the role will include:
• Lead and support projects in the ACT food policy project as outlined under ‘role purpose’.
• Lead and contribute to range of relevant high profile academic publications.
• Drafting reports that are key deliverables to government.
• Collaborate on other research projects within the focus of the Food Policy division
• Facilitate internal and external collaborations
• Speak at conferences and events to disseminate research finding and promote the work of the Food Policy Division.
• Provide feedback on manuscripts and other academic documents
• Provide mentoring and support for junior staff and students within the division
• Work independently with minimal supervision
Desired Skills and Experience
Our ideal candidate will possess:
• PhD in a health / science discipline or equivalent of experience.
• Strong track record in conducting literature search and evidence synthesis.
• Strong skills and experience with qualitative research methodologies and data analysis techniques.
• Demonstrated experience with quantitative data analysis.
• Track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals preferred.
• Demonstrated experience in writing scientific reports and documents for diverse audiences.
• Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Powerpoint), and NVivo.
• Methodical with good attention to detail and strong focus on quality of work for self and others
• Excellent English language writing and communication skills
• Strong administrative and organizational skills, the ability to successfully manage competing issues and meet deadlines
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work both flexibly and autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
Please note that this is a part-time opportunity for 0.8FTE or 30 hours per week with the days of work and hours per day being negotiable with the Manager. The role is scheduled to start in February 2017.
We will be reviewing applications as we receive them but please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders; people who identify as LGBTI; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
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Applications close on 5 February 2017
Type of career: Jobs
City: Newtown, Sydney, NSW
Application close date: 05/02/2017