Senior Research Officer, Mental Wealth Initiative, employment at UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Full-time, fixed-term position until 09/10/2023 with possibility of extension
  • Work alongside academics from the Brain and Mind Center and the Business School on collaborative projects
  • Base salary $109,663 + 17% retirement pension

About the Opportunity

The Mental Wealth Initiative (MWI) is a group set up by the Brain and Mind Center and Sydney Business School at the University of Sydney in 2020. We work with leaders in government, business, mental health and politics in all communities, to establish the national and regional infrastructure necessary to measure, monitor and forecast the nation’s mental wealth and help identify policy opportunities to foster this broader measure of our national prosperity.

We are looking for a Senior Research Officer work in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team from the Business School and the Brain and Mind Center to support projects led by the Mental Wealth Initiative. This role will assist scholars with grant proposals and applications, desk research, and writing qualitative research reports and projects, among other tasks.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • support scholars with proposals and grant applications
  • perform data analysis using qualitative and quantitative data
  • assist with documentary research, drafting and report writing
  • provide guidance and advice on policies and regulations related to research projects
  • liaise with key stakeholders to arrange stakeholder meetings
  • assist academic staff in preparing policy reports and academic results.

About you

  • have previous experience in a research setting with a background in business/economics/public sector and/or NGO would be desirable
  • graduate degree in social sciences, humanities, business, economics or health
  • previous experience with grant applications and proposals
  • have skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis
  • have the ability to work as a researcher both alone and within multidisciplinary research teams
  • have excellent stakeholder management skills, able to build and maintain relationships
  • have effective time management skills capable of managing competing priorities.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian temporary residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the duration of their visa, depending on hiring area and position requirements.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of any required pre-employment or background checks on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including the termination of your employment.

EEO declaration

At the University of Sydney, our shared values ​​include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community that reflects the larger community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase the participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

How to register

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022 11:59 PM

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