Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow, Policy

Sydney, Australia
02 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Australian Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre is supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Health under the Drug and Alcohol Program. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research.

About the role:

  • 3 year Fixed-term, Full-Time opportunity
  • Academic Level B-C: $107, 210 - $149, 394 (+ 17% superannuation & Leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based

The policy researcher will be responsible for reviewing policy-relevant evidence, designing decision-support tools to enhance decision-making, interacting with policy makers to provide advice and support, and conducting original research into policy making processes. The Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Policy) will be responsible for building a program of policy relevant research that seeks to generate new research evidence and integrate existing evidence into the policy making process. The Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Policy) will contribute to the successful conduct of the overall NDARC work program.

The Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow (Policy) reports to the Centre Director and has no direct reports.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:

Level B:

  • PhD in a relevant discipline (including but not limited to public policy, systems/operations research, social sciences, econometrics, political science or economics),
  • Demonstrated track record in policy, systems and/or operations research
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills

Level C (in addition to the above):

  • Demonstrated high-level scholarly and professional achievement (excellent track record in publications, grants, mentorship)
  • Recognised national and emerging international profile
  • Ability to communicate research outcomes and policy implications to relevant audiences including academics, policy practitioners and the general public

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application. You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks for this position.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact: Dr Lise Mellor - Centre Operational Manager


Applications close: 11 pm, 31st October 2019

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