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Work Type: REGULAR


Location: Melbourne

Advertiser: ChemSkill

Date Posted: 27/09/2012

Position Filled: Yes




Research and Policy Officer

  • Forward Thinking Organisation
  • Multi-disciplinary and Varied Role
  • Combine your Technical Knowledge, Excellent Communication Skills and Passion for the Industry
Our client, an organisation dedicated to the promotion of Scientific and Engineering knowledge for practical purposes, has an exciting opportunity for a Research and Policy Officer to join their team on a 2 year - Fixed Term Contract.
Working in a multi-disciplinary role, you will responsible for researching current issues and reporting on this information in both a verbal and written format.  The position will bridge together Applied Science to Policy, in areas ranging from environmental issues such as climate change across to Health. 
To be successful in this role you will have proven experience in researching, the ability to collate and digest complex information and then confidently relay this in both written reports and verbal presentations. You will also display fantastic communication skills, as you will be liaising with Senior Researchers, external organisations and key stakeholders. As such, relationship building will come easily to you.
To be considered for this diverse, challenging and rewarding role, at the front of important Scientific and Engineering Issues, you must meet the following Essential Selection Criteria;
  • PhD in a Scientific/Engineering Discipline OR a minimum degree level Qualification(Science or Engineering) with 3-4 years of experience in a Research or Science Policy role
  • Experience dealing with Senior personnel in a professional environment, or key stakeholders
  • Strong Relationship building skills
  • Well developed Research skills through a PhD or similar, or a research related role through Industry, Gov't or Academia
  • Excellent report Writing skills
  • Proven ability to collate information from a variety of sources,  and then relay complex technical information in an easily understandable format- written report and verbal presentation
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects/demands (Project Mgmt experience well regarded
  • Ability to comprehend complex multi-disciplinary Scientific and Engineering Reports and information
  • Experience and confidence to present information in front of several people
  • Exceptional Written and Verbal Communication is an absolute MUST!
Don't miss out on this fabulous opportunity to join a great organisation in a rewarding role! If you meet the above selection criteria, enjoy working to deadlines, and are excited by this position then we want to hear from you!
If you meet the above selection criteria, and are available to start ASAP for this great opportunity then we would like to hear from you. For any questions, please call Helen or Liz on 03 9516 0100.
All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Please note that due to the large number of applications we receive, only those that are short-listed will be contacted for an initial screening interview. All applicants CV's will remain on our database to be considered for future positions.
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