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Health Technology Research Officer (Qualitative)
  • Do you have experience in qualitative research?
  • inform the prioritisation, design and development of our national educational programs
  • Full time, initial 12 month contract with potential to extend
  • Full time, initial 12 month contract with potential to extend

About the opportunity- Based in Sydney

NPS MedicineWise has established an excellent reputation for our work in programs, products and services to improve the quality use of medicines and medical tests in Australia. The Health Technology Research Officer (Qualitative) is responsible for conducting qualitative research to inform the prioritisation, design and development of NPS MedicineWise national educational programs and other medicine and medical test initiatives. You will use your understanding of evidence-based practice to lead qualitative research activities, including engaging with key customers and stakeholders to explore factors influencing the uptake of medicines and medical tests.

About you

  • Honours or Postgraduate qualifications in a health field (for example, medicine, laboratory sciences, public health, nursing or pharmacy).
  • Experience in qualitative research methods, including developing surveys, conducting in-depth interviews, analysing findings using qualitative software, and reporting outcomes.
  • An understanding of health services and an in-depth understanding of the principles of evidence based practice.
  • Experience in rigorously searching medical, pharmaceutical, and grey literature using common databases and best-practice methods.
  • Excellent critical appraisal skills and ability to interpret clinical study results.
  • Demonstrated relationship management skills including the ability to address the needs of multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proven ability to critically analyse problems and situations to recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as within a team.
  • Demonstrated high level computer literacy including MS Office.

About the benefits

  • Salary packaging
  • Additional leave benefits
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Internal training
  • Employee assistance program

About NPS MedicineWise

Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, NPS MedicineWise helps people make the best decisions about medicines and other medical choices to achieve better health and economic outcomes.

We provide consumers and health professionals with practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. Our vision is to be an innovative change leader, trusted for our objective, collaborative and evidence-based approach to medicines and other medical choices.

Help make Australia more medicinewise.

For a full position description which outlines the specific role requirements and to see why NPS MedicineWise is such a great place to work, please visit:

We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.

Contact: Renee Granger on (02) 8217 8663 for more information.

No agencies please.

You must be eligible to work in Australia. If you are successful for this role, you will be required to conduct pre-employment checks, including a Criminal History Check.

Job Ref: DA000098
Submitted: 17-07-2017

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