Last updated: 08 Dec, 2021

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VicHealth is the world’s first health promotion foundation. Established by the Victorian Parliament in 1987, we were the first agency of our kind worldwide to utilise a hypothecated tax on tobacco to support independent, long-term, evidence-based health promotion practice, partnerships and leadership.  We continue to be a global leader in health promotion, as a Collaborating Centre with the World Health Organization and as a technical partner to UNICEF. 

The Research Coordinator reports directly to the Manager, Research and Impact, and will work across the organisation to support the delivery of our research strategy.  
In this excellent career opportunity, you will be responsible for administering research contracts, coordinating research projects, producing internal reports, and developing materials that enhance the communication of research findings.

You will develop and maintain excellent relationships across the organisation and with key external stakeholders, including staff in research institutions and other partner organisations.  

You will possess great project management skills and attention to detail, have a “can-do” attitude and be comfortable working in a dynamic and ever-changing environment.  

VicHealth is committed to ensuring appointments represent the diversity of our community. Women, Indigenous people, people with disability, young people, LGBTIQ+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  


Closing Date: Sunday 12 December 2021 

Unit: Policy & Research Group  

Tenure: Full Time/Part Time (4-5 days p/w), Fixed Term (12 months)  

Classification: VicHealth Grade C

Remuneration: $73,039 (plus superannuation and other benefits)


Qualifications and experience required: 

  • Relevant qualification at Advanced Diploma level and/or strong demonstrable experience working as a project/policy/research officer
  • Good understanding of research grant-making activities
  • Demonstrable project management experience
  • Well-developed communication, stakeholder management, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with multiple systems in data analysis, and project monitoring and reporting
  • Experience working within research grants, higher education or public health sector is preferred.


How to apply:  

Applications must include a cover letter and a current resume.  

The cover letter must include why the applicant feels they are suitable for the position, and also address the Key Selection Criteria from the Position Description

If you would prefer to demonstrate your suitability for the position, as well as addressing the key selection criteria in video form rather than a cover letter, please include a video, accessible via a YouTube or Vimeo link within a short introduction document. 

All applications, whether they include a cover letter, or an introduction document with a video link, should also include a current resume.  

Please refer to the position description to view the associated qualifications and experience associated with the position.  

Applications can be submitted here

The successful applicant may be required to undertake a Police Check and Working with Children check.   

The successful applicant will be required to provide proof of full Covid vaccination.

For further information about the role, please contact Marcus Flood on (03) 9667 1386.