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Ref 642/17 Senior Research Officer,

School of Social Sciences and Psychology

Penrith Campus
Part-Time, Fixed-Term Position for a period of 3 years (28 hours per week) 

The School of Social Sciences and Psychology is looking to appoint a Senior Research Officer to join the caring at end of life research team. The work of this team focusses on a community development, health promoting and compassionate communities approach to ageing, death and dying. The research of this team aims to positively impact both services and communities capacity to care for each other in times of need. 

As a result of a research partnership with The Groundswell Project we are looking for an experienced researcher to provide high level project management and research skills to two recently funded projects: to develop, implement and report on a population based death literacy index and, working with a local aged care provider, to implement and research a robust community development and inclusion model for the frail aged. Both projects seek to provide evidence of successful strategies which support ageing, caring and dying in place. 

The Senior Research Officer will be responsible for overall project management in addition to coordinating other research activities such as article and report writing and grant applications in conjunction with the research team. They will also play a leading role in managing relationships with research partners and clients, designing and gathering of research materials and data, data entry and analysis, preparation of publications and preparation and tracking of budgets and independent research. The incumbent may also be required to assist with the production and maintenance of communication materials such as newsletters, social media and websites

The position is for 28 hours a week for 3 years and is based at the Penrith campus of Western Sydney University. Some travel within Australia will be required for data collection and communication of results.

For further information, please refer to the Position Description and address the Selection Criteria to be considered for this role.

Reumeration Package: HEW Level 7 $93,537 to $100,928 p.a. (Comprising Salary $84,388 to $91,056 p.a. plus Superannuation as applicable and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries: Professor Debbie Horsfall,, (02) 4736 0093

Closing Date: 21 May 2017

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