Jobs: Research Manager, ADF

VACANCY – Research Manager
– Lead a team to reduce alcohol and drug related harm
– Make a positive difference to the lives of the Australian Community
– Full time 12 month contract with opportunity for extension

About us

The Australian Drug Foundation (ADF) is an independent, not-for-profit organisation working to prevent alcohol and other drug problems in communities around the nation. We value respect, integrity, accountability and innovation.

About the role 

As the Research Manager you will be responsible for developing and managing the provision of high quality evidence-based research to support the broader community in reducing alcohol and drug related harm in Australia.

You will:
• Coordinate and provide clear direction to the Research team and ensure the translation of evidence-based research into project/service formats
• Participate in the production of academic research papers and reporting for internal and external stakeholders
• Manage ADF partnerships with academic institutions and Government Departments across Australia
• Assist communities to address their specific drug, alcohol and other health-related needs using a strong evidence-base

About you

As the successful candidate, you must possess a postgraduate research qualification, PHD minimum or equivalent. You will also have extensive experience in health promotion, health behaviour or a related discipline.

You will also:
• Demonstrate understanding and commitment to evidence-based best practice in health promotion and harm reduction
• Display experience in project managing complex research projects and efficiently achieve set goals and strategies within a budget
• Show a thorough understanding of alcohol and other drug related issues
• Demonstrate experience in applied research and evaluation for program development, monitoring and improvement
• Demonstrate a high level of communication skills including interpersonal, written, presentation and public speaking

To apply

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter by 5pm on Sunday the 5th of August 2012 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For enquiries, please contact Amy Likoravec on (03) 9611 6170 or by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For more information please see the full position description .