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Australian Disability Clearinghouse on Education and Training

Research Fellow. The Melbourne Disability Institute (MDI)

The Melbourne Disability Institute has a strong desire to ensure that commissioning arrangements make a maximum contribution to improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers, and is leading a joint research effort in this area together with the Brotherhood of St Laurence to help ensure the future success of the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

An exciting opportunity is available for a talented early career social science researcher to play a lead role in developing a new conceptual approach to commissioning in disability services, at a macro level in Australia and internationally, and at a micro level focusing on choice and control for people with disability within individualised budgets.

As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Have expertise in the fields of social sciences (e.g. public health, public administration, sociology, psychology, epidemiology)
  • Demonstrated skills in the design of questionnaires and in the analysis of quantitative data and qualitative data
  • Demonstrated capacity to bring together stakeholders from a range of sectors (e.g. government and advocacy bodies) and disciplines to facilitate high quality outcomes
  • Demonstrated high-level project management skills in all aspects of research projects
  • Share our commitment to improving the lives of people with disability, their families and carers

If you can demonstrate your talent in these areas, you are encouraged to apply for the position and join a team of highly talented and motivated staff. People with lived experience of disability are encouraged to apply. The MDI is committed to making adjustments to accommodate employees with disability.

Applications close: 26 August, 2019

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