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Senior Research and Project Officer

Osteopathy Australia

About Osteopathy Australia

Osteopathy Australia is the peak body representing the interests of osteopaths, osteopathy as a profession and consumer rights to access osteopathic services. Osteopathy Australia represents over 2,300 osteopaths in every state and territory across Australia. Our priority is our members. We provide them with clinical and business information, advice, resources, and professional development opportunities.

Externally we are the policy, advocacy, and clinical quality voice of osteopathy. We have a key role in raising awareness of our growing profession. The company is based in Chatswood.

The role

The role is a two year full time contract, with the possibility of extension. You will design and lead projects that build the research infrastructure of the organisation, which will enhance the profession and the clinical knowledge of our members.

Examples of projects include:

  • Clinical data collection tools – e.g. outcome measures, clinical audit
  • Evidence research, review and synthesis
  • Clinical guideline development
  • Administration of a research foundation

About you

You will demonstrate your knowledge, skill and experience in:

  • Project management
  • Research and critical appraisal of research
  • Stakeholder management
  • Writing clinical guidelines and policies based on research findings

You have excellent communication skills and thrive when managing multiple priorities. You are self-driven and can plan and work to project schedules, working with others as required. Understanding the Australian health system, particularly primary care and allied health, is a major advantage.

Contact Nick Bradshaw (nbradshaw@osteopathy.org.au ; 02 9410 0099) for the Position Description prior to applying. Applications should include a CV and a cover letter addressing the essential selection criteria in the Position Description.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with the opportunity to meet us for an interview.

Salary $90-110k depending on skills and experience.

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