Knowledge and Translation Broker

The Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) are seeking a Knowledge and Translation Broker to join this innovative team.   

As NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence, CAR’s purpose is to facilitate leading research, training and collaboration in relation to air pollution, energy transitions and health.

In this part-time role (0.6FTE), your key focus will be to promote CAR’s activities/research as well as developing and maintaining two way communication and collaboration between the CAR Researchers and its Stakeholders.

Key deliverables in this role include:

  • Developing and maintaining resources/mechanisms to evaluate knowledge transfer activities through all phases of the research cycle, from commencement through to outcomes and impacts.
  • Coordinating the development of reports and publications to assist with the promotion of knowledge transfer activities.
  • Scope, organise and facilitate relevant round table meetings with stakeholders, investors and end users for identified projects.
  • Interpret and identify key results from CAR’s research and concisely translate these research findings into formats suitable for ender users, incorporating visuals and other communication tools as appropriate. 
  • Integrate research findings into policy using accessible format such as toolkits, newsletters and policy briefs, taking into account feedback from end users.
  • Utilise social and traditional media to facilitate knowledge transfer to stakeholders, the scientific community and the broader population.
  • Establish and maintain stakeholder and project-specific advisor groups as required.
  • Raise the profile of CAR and maintain the website, ensuring it is accurate and provides relevant information about CAR and its activities.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Postdoctoral research experience in environmental, biological, medical, health sciences or science communication or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in knowledge brokering and communications planning, monitoring, review, including the development of innovative knowledge exchange, evaluation and adoption programs.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, negotiation and communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to communication complex scientific materials to a broad range of audience, including policy makers, managers and the broader community.
  • Ability to build productive geographically dispersed networks.
  • Experience in stakeholder engagement.
  • Be self-directed as well we within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet set deadlines.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter outlining your key experience as it relates to this role to: