Expression of Interest - Program Lead, Evidence Innovation

Exciting opportunity to build an international research consortium and dramatically improve the use of research evidence in healthcare systems around the world 

Cochrane is the world’s leader in independent, trustworthy health evidence. Cochrane Australia is part of the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine at Monash University and one of 13 Cochrane centres worldwide that promote the use of research evidence in health decision-making and support the global Cochrane network of over 36,000 researchers to produce independent, high quality evidence.

The Opportunity
The Program Lead is responsible for overall management of the development and coordination of an international research consortium and submission of funding proposals to expand Cochrane’s ‘Evidence Innovation’ work program. This program aims to transform the way research evidence and data are translated into action and individual health impact around the world.

The Program Lead will take a leading role in the next phase of growth for this innovative and exciting research program. Assisted by senior research leaders and a Project Manager at Cochrane Australia, they will develop research concepts into detailed research plans; identify, engage and manage consortium partners; manage multiple work groups in Australia, UK and elsewhere to develop a coherent, exciting and fundable program of research; and coordinate engagement with leading Australian and international health funders, including submission of several large funding proposals. An ongoing role in the transition to and further development of the expanded research program will be an option.

You will have:

Relevant post-graduate qualifications and/or extensive relevant experience

Demonstrated extensive experience in leading and motivating a team of professionals to achieve objectives

Highly-developed relationship management skills, including the ability to interact, influence and negotiate at senior levels

Excellent project management skills with a proven record of successfully managing all aspects of medium-large projects, in accordance with agreed standards, timeframes and budgets

Excellent consulting skills, including the ability to devise practical solutions to complex issues

Outstanding communication skills, including experience in developing professional communication material and delivering effective presentations

Excellent analytical, evaluation and research skills

Experience working in the evidence-based health field

Experience engaging successfully at senior levels with major health research funders, including government and philanthropy

This position will initially be a fixed-term 6 month contract and will be located at St Kilda Road, Melbourne.

To express your interest in this consultancy opportunity and receive an information package, please contact Assoc Prof Julian Elliott on

All enquiries will be held in confidence.

For more information or to apply online visit Monash Jobs.

Closing date: Tuesday 2 January 2018