Murdoch Children's Research Institute

Research Coordinator (BB-F8DFF)

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The Opportunity

We are looking for a Research Coordinator to join our Intergenerational Health team at Murdoch Children’s Research Institute MCRI.

The Intergenerational Health group aims to undertake research that contributes to improvements in the health and well-being of mothers, fathers and families, especially in populations with complex social and health needs. Our group’s vision is health, wellbeing and equity for all mothers, fathers, children and families.

The Refugee and Migrant Research Program is one of three major streams of activity undertaken by the group.

The program is working in partnership with refugee and migrant communities, NGOs, health services, and policy makers to undertake participatory, co-designed health services research with a focus on community engagement, systems innovation, implementation science and integrated knowledge translation.

As our new Research Coordinator, you will work on a range of projects while assisting senior team members to co-ordinate the conduct of research with refugee and migrant families. Your role will vary from data collection and report writing to assisting with funding applications.

As you will be liaising with a wide variety of stakeholders such as refugee and migrant communities, NGOs, health services and policy makers it is essential you are able to foster and build relationships. You have excellent communication and engagement skills.

To be successful in this role you will have previous experience in a similar role and are able to demonstrate your ability to implement and deliver on strategy.

Your work will have an impact on the health and well-being of children and families.

Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Work with senior team members in the Refugee and Migrant team to co-ordinate the conduct of research with refugee and migrant families and health services providing care and support to families of refugee and migrant backgrounds
  • Mentor and provide day-to-day support to bicultural research staff undertaking interviews with parents of refugee background across a range of projects
  • Contribute to qualitative data collection and analysis of interview data
  • Contribute to writing of project reports, policy and practice briefs and journal publications
  • Contribute to preparation of funding applications and progress reports to funding bodies
  • Contribute to the culture of the research group by participating in group meetings and activities
  • You Demonstrate:

  • Experience in working with diverse populations, including families and communities of refugee and/or migrant backgrounds and key stakeholders
  • Experience in conduct of qualitative research and analysis of qualitative data
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring staff or students using a strengths-based approach
  • Interest in equitable approaches to health care, maternal and child health, and social justice
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Excellent project co-ordination, time management including working to deadlines, and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills with experience writing for publication an advantage
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets, database programs, and word processing
  • Postgraduate qualification (e.g. Masters, PhD) in public health, social or clinical science or other relevant discipline and/or appropriate level of skills and experience gained in a work context relevant to the position
  • On Offer:

  • Max term 1 year position with the possibility to extend.
  • Salary Range $ 92,190- 95,699pa super + salary packaging
  • On-site facilities include: childcare, Employee Assistance Program, mindfulness, gym, and bike storage… to highlight a few
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