Knowledge Translation and Engagement Manager

University of Queensland
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108,975 - $122,176
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Working Time:Full time
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  • RECOVER Injury Research Centre

  • Develop knowledge translation plans for RECOVER's research programs

  • Position until end of year, with possibility of extension subject to RECOVER's contract renewal

  • Salary packing options, 17% superannuation + more

  • Based at STARS, Herston, located directly across the road from the Herston bus station

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options may be available

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    We have a great opportunity for an experience and highly motivated Knowledge Translation and Engagement Manager to join the RECOVER Injury Research Centre, in the Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences.

    As the Knowledge Translation and Engagement Manager, you will be responsible for leading the translation and dissemination of RECOVER's research activities and outputs, as well as the management of our Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) in research program.

    You will work closely with the Director and Research Program Leaders to analyse planned and ongoing projects to facilitate translation and dissemination of research activities with the overall aim of supporting our researchers in knowledge translation and the development of best practice approaches in the areas of consumer and community involvement and inclusion in research. Your responsibilities will contribute significantly to the overall success and effectiveness of our research initiatives.

    Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    Translate and Disseminate research

  • Leading and managing the analysis and development of knowledge translation plans for all research projects.

  • Ensuring ongoing evaluation of the effectiveness of the translation activities in keeping with RECOVER's KPIs and ensure continuous improvement.

  • Relationship Development and Management

  • Manage RECOVER's Consumer and Community Involvement (CCI) in Research program to maximise the Centre's capacity in CCI.
  • Operational Activities

  • Leading operational planning to implement translation of RECOVER's research projects, as required, in clinical and service provision organisations where behavioural changes are justified by research evidence.

  • Providing strategic and operational advice to the Director, research staff and professional staff regarding knowledge translation and CCI in research.

  • Producing reports as required for RECOVER senior executive team, Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) and other research funders and also for the University demonstrating the effectiveness of translation plans and approaches, including case studies of research impact.

  • This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position through to 31st December 2024. RECOVER Injury Research Centre's contract is due for renewal on 31st December, 2024. Should the RECOVER funding contract be renewed, this position has the possibility of being extended.

    At HEW level 8, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,975 - $122,176, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $127,500 - $142,946 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You

    You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A post-graduate degree in health, public policy, science communication or a related discipline with subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent, alternate combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience.

  • An understanding of current theories and practices of knowledge (or research) translation, Consumer and Community engagement in research and practical experience in applying these.

  • An understanding of policy development and clinical practice development and improvement process, and how research can be and/or is utilised within these environments.

  • Sound understanding of a range of research methodologies.

  • High-level written skills to compose and deliver reports and proposals within the University and to external organisations.

  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills in dealing with a broad range of individuals, groups and organisations including the ability to foster effective collaboration.

  • Planning, time management, problem-solving skills and ability to influence and elicit cooperation.

  • Ability to develop, review and/or revise innovative and effective systems and processes to support translation and related data capture.

  • High level computer proficiency including competency with Microsoft Office, Outlook, databases, Internet software and the University's in- house programs, or the capacity to acquire knowledge of their use.

  • Project management experience.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Trevor Russell, Centre Director, at [email protected]. For application queries, or for a copy of the full position description, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday 16th June 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-38041).

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