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Research Officer - Flexible location

Dementia Australia
  • Attractive salary packaging options available
  • Full time, 12 month contract opportunity
  • Flexible location! Work in any of our regional offices nationwide

Dementia Australia is the national peak body and source of trusted information, education and services for the estimated half a million Australians living with dementia, and the almost 1.6 million people involved in their care. We advocate for positive change and support vital research. We are here to support people impacted by dementia, and to enable them to live as well as possible. Our commitment to a shared set of values shapes our decisions, actions and behaviours towards achieving our core purpose and strategic priorities.

  • We connect by promoting a people centred way of working and respecting all
  • We collaborate in a supportive manner with each other, other teams, clients and external parties
  • We commit to our purpose and direction, accountable for our actions and support the innovations, reshaping the way we do things

The Dementia Australia Research Foundation (DARF) is the research arm of Dementia Australia, who primarily focus on securing funding to support innovative Australian research to better understand the cause of dementia and develop strategies to reduce dementia risk and slow the progression of the disease. DARF is seeking an experienced Research Officer on a full time, 12 month contract to support the grant application and review process for funding schemes and to assist the manager across operational aspects of the funding rounds.

Reporting directly to the Manager, Dementia Australia Research Foundation you will also be responsible for:

  • Coordinating and administering key processes associated with the review of grant applications submitted to DARF
  • Undertaking key administrative tasks such as collating applications and data entry
  • Providing secretariat support for the DARF Scientific Panel and Board

To be successful in this role you will be a team player, have excellent interpersonal communication skills and meet the key selection criteria outlined below.

Key Selection Criteria:

  1. Working experience in health administration, grant and scholarship administration, or equivalent.
  2. Highly-developed administrative and organisational skills, including attention to detail and the ability to prioritise and manage work efficiently and accurately.
  3. Proven capacity to gather information, analyse data and prepare reports.
  4. Exemplary interpersonal skills.


  • Qualifications or experience in health administration, grant and scholarship administration, or equivalent.

This is truly an exceptional opportunity for the right individual to further develop their career and make their mark in a progressive peak body. In return, you will be offered a flexible and supportive work environment as well as a number of attractive staff benefits. You will be making a difference in the lives of people living with dementia, their families and friends.

The position description can be found on our website https://www.dementia.org.au/careers

For specific role enquiries, please contact Recruitment at Recruitment@dementia.org.au using the subject line: Research Officer - Flexible location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applications close on 29 April, 2021 at 9:00AM

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt so do not hesitate and apply. Dementia Australia reserves the right to close recruitment for this position as needed.

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