Research Lead – Evidence Synthesis

Job title: Research Lead – Evidence Synthesis

Company: Chandler Macleod

Job description: Government department tasked with making life easier, accessible, and equitable for thousands of individuals and families across Australia. Currently seeking for a Research Lead – Evidence Synthesis to join their busy team for a 12-month temporary assignment.About the roleAs a Research Lead – Evidence Synthesis, you will support the planning and conduct of evidence reviews (e.g., systematic reviews, living reviews, meta-analyses) and primary research aiming to deliver the best available research evidence to inform Agency decisions. In addition, your key duties are as follows:

  • Work with internal & external stakeholders to scope, develop and manage project plans.
  • Design and document protocols for environmental scans, evidence snapshots, scoping or systematic reviews of evidence relevant to clients or models of practice.
  • Conduct searches of scientific and grey literature in accordance with Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses (PRISMA) standards.
  • Perform research in line with documented protocols for inclusion/exclusion of records, data extraction, quality appraisal and data synthesis.
  • Prepare and present research reports and recommendations for different stakeholders, including internal slide-pack summaries for stakeholders.
  • Supporting the growth of junior staff

About youTo be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Proven experience in planning and conducting systematic reviews of research evidence
  • Strong background with meta-analyses and statistical analysis using R
  • Prior research experience in disability, psychology, medicine, epidemiology, education, economics, social science, statistics or related fields
  • Familiarity with evidence synthesis methods
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills


  • Immediate start pending clearance
  • Full-time hours, Monday to Friday
  • $602.55 per day + super
  • Flexible working arrangement
  • Multiple locations available
  • Melbourne
  • Geelong
  • Sydney
  • Brisbane
  • Canberra
  • Adelaide
  • Perth
  • Hobart
  • Darwin

*** Please note the successful candidate for the role must hold Australian Citizenship and be willing to complete federal police check **At Chandler Macleod, we are committed to fostering a diverse workforce where everyone is welcome. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, people living with a disability and the LGBTIQA+ community.You can read more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion at this jobInterested in this job?Save JobCreate as alertSimilar JobsSCHEMA MARKUP ( This text will only show on the editor. )Part of RGF Staffing APEJ, Chandler Macleod, we get people.sOur specialtiesOur specialtiesAdviceMore from usChandler Macleod acknowledges the Traditional Owners of Country. We pay our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to elders past and present, whose land we stand upon today.

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Location: Melbourne, VIC

Job date: Fri, 31 May 2024 06:16:38 GMT

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