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Research Coordinator Position: Drug Trends Project Tasmania

The Drug Trends program is an internationally-renowned system that has been coordinated across Australia by the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre since 1999. The program is key to identifying emerging problems in substance use in Australia, and providing impetus for policy responses and intervention.

The Research coordinator will lead the day-to-day management of the Drug Trends project in Tasmania, where the project is run within the School of Medicine (Psychology) at the University of Tasmania. The Drug Trends program involves analysing and triangulating various data sources, including interviews with people who frequently consume illicit drugs, and secondary indicator data on drug-related harms (e.g., law enforcement data, needle and syringe program data).

Key activities in the role:

  • Co-ordinate and contribute to participant recruitment, screening, and data collection, the latter including interviewing participants who regularly use
  • Undertake data management, including cleaning large data sets, and ensuring data
  • Undertake quantitative data analyses, including regression analyses and analysis of trends over
  • Plan and prepare research outputs, including research reports, peer-reviewed publications, and presentations.
  • Ensure the ethical conduct of the study, including managing and coordinate the preparation, submission and maintenance of ethical
  • Co-ordinate employment, training and supervision of casual staff for data
  • Liaise with various organisations, data custodians and

Key skills required for the role:

  • A degree in the behavioural sciences, social sciences, epidemiology or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in applied/advanced quantitative analyses, including use of SPSS, Stata or a similar data analysis package.
  • Demonstrated experience in cleaning, merging, and managing large data sets, including implementing various strategies to maximise data integrity.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills, including the ability to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience working with a high level of independence and in a team, liaising with other agencies and professionals.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills including the ability to contribute to research outputs and reports for diverse audiences.
  • Commitment to integrity and sensitivity in interacting with marginalised or at-risk populations and about sensitive issues, including in complying with ethical, legal, and policy requirements.

The role is part time, approx. 0.5 FTE, at the University of Tasmania’s Research Assistant Level 3 hourly rate (, until mid 2019. Working hours are flexible.


For more information please contact Associate Professor Raimondo Bruno at or 03 6226 2240