Research Associate, Food Policy
- Part Time to Full Time opportunity (0.8 to 1.0 FTE)
- 1 year fixed term contract
- Flexible working arrangements available
- Respected global research organisation
- Make an impact on global health outcomes
The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:
- Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
- Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
- Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health
Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit 'what we do' to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.
We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Research Associate to join our growing Food Policy program.
The Research Associate will support the delivery of a new project on the 'Policy and regulatory determinants of nutrition labelling.'
The project will examine regulation of nutrition labelling (nutrient declarations, health and nutrition content claims, and fortification logo policies) in 13 jurisdictions worldwide to support scale up of large scale food fortification programs to address malnutrition. The project will run for approximately 12 months from June 2022.
Duties and Key Responsibilities
- Develop a database of relevant international, regional and national nutrition labelling regulations in 13 jurisdictions
- Apply a public health law framework to this data to contribute to development of recommendations on best-practice nutrition labelling regulation
- Assist the Program Manager to prepare and submit a Human Research Ethics Committee application to facilitate qualitative interviews with international stakeholders
- Conduct qualitative interviews online with international stakeholders
- Draft reports and academic publications to synthesise findings
- Initiate and conduct research under limited supervision
- Effectively produce and maintain project data
- Manage effective communication with internal and external study staff and key stakeholders
- Adhere to safety policies and study SOPs, as outlined by The George Institute
- Adhere to the workplace policies and procedures of individual hospital study sites, as required
- Attend study team meetings and appropriately represent The George Institute and the study at all times while located at clinical sites
- Other tasks as directed by the Senior Research Fellow and Program Manager
- Participate in George Institute Food Policy Division monthly team meetings
Skills, Knowledge and Experience
- Tertiary qualifications in nutrition, dietetics or other relevant discipline
- Completing PhD, with emerging publication track record
- Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies
- Experience in legal and policy analysis
- Excellent written language communication skills and ability to draft a wide range of documents
- Excellent organisational skills, having the ability to organise, take initiative and follow up independently
- Methodical and systematic, with good attention to detail
- Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook and the Internet
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities
- Ability to work well within a research team and excellent interpersonal skills
- Strong focus on quality of work
This is a great opportunity for you to work on exciting projects and make an impact on global health outcomes.
The closing date for applications is Monday, 20th June 2022. We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.