Policy & Research Officer

  • Policy & Research Officer, NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR)
  • Full time contract until 30 June 2020 with possibility for extension
  • Attractive salary packaging options available


We are currently seeking a full time Policy & Research Officer to complement our small team in Canberra.  You will be employed by Dementia Australia and working in the National Health and Medical Research Council’s offices in Canberra. Both organisations are committed to advancing the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) as an important Federal Government investment in improving the lives of people with dementia, their families and carers through research.


The role of the NNIDR Policy and Research Officer is to ensure that the new research capacity and collaborative networks established through the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research are developed and maintained as a lasting legacy of the Federal Government’s Boosting Dementia Research Initiative. 


Reporting to the Director NNIDR, the Policy & Research Officer will have a strong knowledge and understanding of dementia research in Australia today from their own research background in one or more of the NNIDR’s priority areas, or the demonstrated capacity to rapidly acquire that knowledge. They will also be in a position to advise on and set in place the best forms of support to strengthen and grow capacity in pre-clinical, clinical and translational dementia research. They will bring to their role a capacity to consolidate existing stakeholder engagement toward research collaborations and partnerships and create new stakeholder relationships. Ideally this will include knowledge and experience of involving the public and patients in medical research towards improved translational outcomes.


It is essential that you can demonstrate that you meet all essential selection criteria found in the position description and that you show a strong commitment to meeting the challenges presented by the role. Please take time in developing and presenting your case for appointment.


In return, you will be offered a flexible and supportive work environment as well as a number of attractive staff benefits, including training and development opportunities and a network of professional colleagues that can assist in advancing your career.


Information about the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research can be found here https://www.nnidr.gov.au


The position description can be found  here and information about the NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research can be found https://www.nnidr.gov.au/ and/or by contacting nnidr@dementia.org.au for some information to be sent to you.


If you have any questions about the position please email Janice.Besch@nnidr.gov.au or call 02 6217 9173. 


To apply, please email a resume accompanied by a cover letter outlining your response to the selection criteria in the position description to Recruitment@dementia.org.au  


Applications close on Wednesday July 24, 2019 COB.


Canberra, ACT