Senior Research Officer - Immunisation Policy Support & Guideline Development

The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network
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  1. Tertiary qualifications in nursing, medicine, pharmacy, medical science or related health disciplines, with post-graduate qualification in public health including epidemiology, or equivalent qualifications and/or demonstrated experience.
  2. Excellent organisational skills including planning, and attention to detail, and with demonstrated experience in project coordination and management.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment.
  4. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with demonstrated ability to produce high quality scientific writing of various types including technical reports and/or practice guidelines.
  5. Demonstrated understanding of the methods and process of systematic scientific literature review and critical appraisal; meta-analysis; biostatistics; analysis of epidemiological datasets and preparing epidemiological reviews; health technology assessment; and public health research; with demonstrated direct experience of independent work in at least one of these areas
  6. Demonstrated familiarity with the biomedical literature, relevant bibliographic databases (e.g. Medline, Cochrane Library), and frameworks for evidence-informed development of clinical practice guidelines and/or population health policies (e.g. GRADE); with direct experience in developing evidence-informed clinical practice guidelines, health interventions or population health policies
  7. Demonstrated experience working in or understanding of the Australian health care system or population/public health services, including those related to immunisation.
  8. Experience in basic analysis of epidemiologic data and in the use of relevant computer packages including Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint and Word) and EndNote (or equivalent).

SCHN is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity - we acknowledge the vibrancy that a diverse workforce brings to enhance both our workplace culture and our service delivery to children, young people and their families and carers. We encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply. If you identify as an Indigenous Australian or as a person with a disability, please contact us if you would like some more information about our recruitment process.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. We recognise the value of Aboriginal staff providing health care to Aboriginal children and families that access the services we provide at the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Aboriginal job applicants are encouraged to visit the NSW Health Aboriginal Recruitment tool, Stepping Up to assist in preparing your application.


All NSW Health workers are required to have completed a primary course (2 doses) of a COVID-19 vaccine which has been approved or recognised by the Therapeutics Goods Administration (TGA). New applicants must have completed the vaccination course prior to commencement with NSW Health, or provide an approved medical contraindication certificate (IM011 immunisation medical exemption form) certifying the worker cannot have any approved COVID-19 vaccines available in NSW.‚Äč

Acceptable proof of vaccination is the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR) Immunisation History Statement or AIR COVID-19 Digital Certificate. Booster doses are highly recommended for all health care workers who have completed the primary course of COVID-19 vaccinations.

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If you are Aboriginal or Torres Strait islander wishing to apply for this role and want to speak with an Aboriginal person/representative from the Sydney Children’s Hospital Network please contact Wayne Dargan on 0486012545.

For technical support please contact the customer services team on 1300 679 367 and select option 3.

Applications Close: 20/09/2023

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