Longitudinal and Lifecourse Studies team members

at Australian Institute of Family Studies

We are the Australian Institute of Family Studies, the Australian Government’s key independent research body and advisor in the area of family wellbeing, based in Melbourne. Our work increases understanding about the factors that help Australian families thrive, or that are barriers to their wellbeing. We produce research about ‘what works for families’ and make it accessible to decision makers, practitioners and the general public. Due to the continued growth of our Longitudinal and Lifecourse Study projects, we are seeking to fill a number of non-ongoing contract positions for up to 18 months, with the possibility of extensions to three years. We want experienced, conscientious and motivated people to join our team where you can have a real impact on the lives of Australian children and families. We’re seeking people who will model our values and strive for excellence to ensure our work has impact. They must be able to collaborate with others, and to be flexible and adaptable to changing circumstances. You will demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organisational, verbal and written communication skills. Successful candidates may contribute to one or more projects on topics such as men’s health. mental health, families and children. The positions below require relevant qualifications or equivalent experience in an associated and related discipline and are currently available for immediate filling:

Data Analyst, APS3-4 or Statistician, APS5-6 Data Management and Analytics team Ideally you will have: • Experience performing statistical analyses and contributing to the preparation of reports and publications. • Experience analysing longitudinal data and large cohort based complex datasets. • Experience providing data insight and writing up the analyses. • Experience assisting with data management activities including experience with relational databases. • Experience in statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS or Stata/R and a working knowledge of business intelligence tools such as Tabelau/Qlik would be an advantage.

Linkage Officer, APS3-4 or Senior Linkage Officer, APS5-6 Data Linkage and Integrating Authority Ideally you will have: • Experience in Data Integration/Linkage, with experience in performing data linkages on large-scale datasets. • Experience in Data Management, with experience in data preparation and cleaning. • Proven experience with Data linkage and/or software e.g., Microsoft SQL server, DataFlux and a working knowledge of statistical packages e.g. STATA, SAS, SPSS would be advantageous.

Research Officer, APS3-4 or Senior Research Officer, APS5-6 Research and Analysis team Ideally you will have: • Experience assisting with research projects related to child development, family wellbeing, or health. • Strong communication skills, particularly written communication skills and ability to assist with communication of research findings to a variety of audiences, such as policy makers, practitioners, stakeholders and the general public. • In depth understanding of policy issues that are of importance to the wellbeing of children, families and communities in Australia. • Experience in statistical analysis of survey or administrative data using statistical packages such as SAS, SPSS or Stata

Research Officer, APS3-4 or Senior Research Officer, APS5-6 Survey Methodology team Ideally you will have: • Experience in or understanding of social science surveys and research methodology. • Proven ability to produce clear written material suitable for a variety of audiences, including the general population, data users, study participants and ministers. • Demonstrated responsive and flexible approach to diverse work demands and the ability to independently manage workflow.

Senior Research Officer, APS5-6 or Research Fellow, EL1 Ten to Men project, Research and Analysis team Ideally you will have: • Experience in research-related roles with focus on data analysis in the area of health economics, social statistics, behavioural science, psychology, sociology, economics, demography or other social sciences. • Ability to design analytic strategies and conduct complex statistical analysis of survey and administrative data, including longitudinal data analysis, analysis of survey data with complex survey designs, multilevel modelling and/or econometric analysis of panel data. • Experience in managing research team and projects, including planning, budgeting and regular progress updates. • Excellent organisational, management, verbal and written communication skills • Worked collaboratively with relevant academic, government, industry and community stakeholders and partners.

Communications Specialist, APS3-4 or APS5-6 Communications team Ideally you will have: • Demonstrated experience developing and managing communications or marketing strategies, activities and product plans. • Demonstrated experience managing social media channels to boost reach and engagement and use of analytics to measure the effectiveness of social media activity. • Proven ability to articulate complex information and translate jargon into content that can be easily understood by a non-technical audience. • Superior written skills, with a track record of tailoring your writing for a variety of different mediums and audiences. • Experience working in a research or health promotion organization and / or knowledge about children and family services, or research relating to the wellbeing of children and families. Want your contribution to matter? Interested in working for Australia Government’s key independent research body and advisor in the area of family wellbeing? Then email a copy of your full CV as soon as possible, together with a cover letter to Human Resources. In your letter, tell us how your skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications will make you a great fit for the job. We will be filling these jobs as soon as the right candidate comes along so, please submit your application ASAP. Don’t miss out, each job will close as soon as we have suitable candidates to interview. Positions at AIFS are classified within an Australian Public Service (APS)-wide framework. Find out more about APS Classifications and Work Level Standards.

The Institute welcomes applications from the diverse Australian community including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and people with disability, people of all ages and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Melbourne Victoria Australia

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