Applications close on 2 May 2022
Established in 1986, the National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) is one of the largest and most respected centres of alcohol and other drug research expertise in Australia. Its mission is to conduct and disseminate high quality research that supports evidence informed policy, strategies and practice to prevent and minimise alcohol and other drug-related health, social and economic harms.
Collaboration, engagement and impact are key features of NDRI’s research activities and the Institute works closely with many government and non-government agencies, communities and research centres across Australia and internationally. The Institute receives core funding from the Australian Government Department of Health (AGDH) through the Drug and Alcohol Program, and significant funding from Curtin University, with additional research funds awarded from a variety of competitive national and international granting bodies.
Given its mission and approach, the NDRI sits within the new Curtin enAble Institute which aims to become the leading research-into-practice and research-into-training institute in Australia, whose sole purpose is to support persons of all levels of ability, or those living with mental health challenges, to live personally meaningful and enriching lives.
The Director will be expected to grow NDRI’s footprint to be aligned with the ambition of the enAble Institute. As such, the Director will have an outstanding record of research achievement and reputation in the field of alcohol and other drug use and related harm. They will demonstrate a passion for a collaborative approach to nurture and grow research groups and translate discovery into output that is valued by policy makers, practitioners and communities in Australia and internationally.
Candidates are expected to also demonstrate a mix of strategic leadership, entrepreneurial, fundraising and relationship building capabilities that will allow them to build and lead a sustainable and globally recognised Institute.
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Prior to appointment, the recommended applicant/s will undergo screening and reference checks and will need to have a current criminal record check in accordance with the University’s National Police Certificate Assessment Procedures
COVID 19 – Vaccination Policy
Candidates should note that Curtin University has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy and Procedures which covers all staff, students, campuses and activities, effective 21 February 2022.
If you are invited to attend the next stage of assessments, you may be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status (or formally granted exemption) upon arrival, and if you are offered a role at Curtin, you will be required to provide evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination or exemption status prior to commencing employment.
To learn more about this unique opportunity please contact the executive search firm Boyden and speak to Alun Parry or Elaine Dolan on +61 2 9225 7400 or via firstname.lastname@example.org noting that applications will close on 2nd May 2022.
Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin
We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.