Senior Research Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Perth, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 802336
 
Senior Research Officer – Wungening Project
 
Section 51:

"In support of the deliberate commitments expressed through our University’s Strategic Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement Strategy, priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants as a special measure to achieve equality as per Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act (WA) 1984".

About us

The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) is one of the largest centres of alcohol and other drug research expertise in Australia (See: https://ndri.curtin.edu.au/). Established in 1986, NDRI’s mission, consistent with Australia’s National Drug Strategy, is to conduct and disseminate high quality research that supports evidence informed policy, strategies and practice to prevent and minimise alcohol and other drug-related health, social and economic harms among individuals, families and communities in Australia. NDRI research has informed and contributed significantly to evidence-based policy and practice in Australia and internationally. Many of its senior researchers are widely recognised as leaders in their fields. The Institute’s main themes of research are determined by nationally identified priorities combined with its research strengths, and are grouped into six priority areas:

  • Alcohol and other drug policy and strategies
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health
  • Innovation in prevention and early intervention
  • Social contexts of alcohol and other drug use
  • Reducing harm among people who use alcohol and other drugs
  • Innovation in the management of alcohol and other drug problems

The Institute receives core funding from the Australian Government Department of Health (AGDH) through the Drug and Alcohol Program, and significant funding from Curtin University, with additional research funds awarded from a variety of competitive national and international granting bodies. Collaboration, engagement and impact are key features of NDRI’s research activities and the Institute works closely with many government and non-government agencies, communities and research centres across Australia and internationally. NDRI’s head office is in Perth, but NDRI also has an office in Melbourne housed at The Burnet Institute. NDRI has an Advisory Board of key stakeholders which reflects its role as a national research institute.

  

Your new role

The Senior Research Officer (SRO) provides assistance to academic researchers in the conduct of the Homelessness study in Perth. With guidance and support from the Research Fellow overseeing the project and the broader Aboriginal Research Team at the National Drug Research Institute, the SRO will take the lead on project activities including, aspects of report and other writing as required, recruitment of participants, development and design of research tools, co-facilitation of methods employed in data collection and data analysis, and monitoring project milestone.

In this role you will

  • Play a key supporting role in the management of research projects in consultation with Project Lead/s.
  • Manage project activities, implement project deliverables and liaise with project stakeholders to facilitate project outcomes.
  • Actively participate in research in accordance with the skills required of the position.
  • Collate, synthesise, critically review and summarise information from literature searches.
  • Draft and prepare progress reports and papers for publication, including as a co-author where applicable.
  • Analyse complex data sets, interpret experimental results, and report on findings.
  • Contribute to and participate in the presentation of research findings to seminars and conferences as required.

Additional specific responsibilities:


  • Develop Ethics application/s
  • Recruit research participants
  • Co-facilitate the sessions of the Community Ownership Group (COG) attached to the project
  • Analyse themes raised during the COG process
  • Collaboratively design/develop methodology framework
  • Develop data collection tools and processes in-line with the co-designed framework
  • Develop yarning framework
  • Co-facilitate photovoice diaries workshops
  • Co-facilitate yarning circles
What we offer you
  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance.
  • The opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set.
  • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation

For further information on Curtin’s employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs

We are looking for someone with…

Section 51:

"In support of the deliberate commitments expressed through our University’s Strategic Plan, Reconciliation Action Plan and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Employment and Engagement Strategy, priority will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants as a special measure to achieve equality as per Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act (WA) 1984".

  • Awareness and understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people in contemporary society.
  • Previous experience in conducting research interviews
  • High level of discipline specific knowledge and considerable experience in relevant scientific/research methods, techniques and protocols.
  • Organisational skills with the ability to successfully manage project activities to achieve desired outcomes.
  • High-level problem solving and analytical skills with the ability to analyse experimental/research results and report on findings.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to build relationships with stakeholders.
  • Proven written communication skills with the ability to articulate complex material in clear and concise language and contribute to research reports and publications.
  • Competence in the use of computer applications and relevant digital technologies;
Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter, resume and address each of the selection criteria, to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.

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What we offer you

  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance.
  • The opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set.
  • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation

For further information on Curtin’s employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs

Applications close: Tuesday 2nd November 2021, 9:00PM AWST

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019)
Disclaimer

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.


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