Research Officer - On Track For Life - Site Negotiable

REQ132204 Requisition #

Employment Type: Temporary Part Time (Until December 2020)
Position Classification: Health Mgr Lvl 1
Remuneration: $72,591 per annum, pro rata
Hours Per Week: 4
Requisition ID: REQ132204
Applications Close: 22 November 2019

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Where you will be working


The Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) has over 3,500 staff, 33 Public Hospitals, including 2 Base Hospitals, 8 Acute Community Hospitals and 16 Multi-Purpose Services. A progressive organisation, Murrumbidgee LHD continues to make significant achievements in improving health services and strives to provide a compassionate health care system that consistently delivers the highest standard of care to people, no matter where they live.


Communities we support are diverse, with approximately 245,000 people in communities large and small, across a geographic area of approximately 125,561 square kilometres. Murrumbidgee Local Health District (MLHD) spans across southern New South Wales, stretching from the Snowy Mountains in the east to the plains of Hillston in the northwest and all the way along the Victorian border.

What you will be doing

The Research Officer – ‘On Track For Life’ early childhood healthy weight initiative will work with the Project Manager to develop and implement the evaluation of the initiative and identify key health outcomes achieved through implementation of this initiative. This evaluation will inform key partners internally and in NSW Health more broadly to develop a scalable and sustainable community health based program with a focus on preventing young children growing above a healthy weight.


Selection Criteria

  • Honours Degree (or equivalent) with a major in a relevant area and experience with quantitative and qualitative data collection.
  • Organisational and communication skills of a high order, with a demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail, contribute to research outputs and reports for diverse audiences, and ability to analyse and interpret results and contribute to collaborative publications of project findings.

Please refer to the Position Description for the essential requirements and full selection criteria. Your application must include a current resume and address all selection criteria.


Additional Information

  • Please note that to apply for this position you must be an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident of Australia, or be able to independently and legally live and work in Australia by way of your own Temporary Visa.  For visa information, please see
  • This position has been designated as a targeted role. Preference will be given to persons of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Find out more about applying for this position


For role related queries or questions contact John Preddy on


MLHD is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourage all suitably qualified applicants to apply, including Aboriginal People and people from racial, ethnic or ethno-religious minority groups and people with disability.


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