Director, National Drug Research Institute


  • Competitive Salary Package including 17% Superannuation
  • 5 year, full time contract
  • Play a lead role in driving positive change in the field of AOD research!
Job Reference: 1048487
Your new role
Are you a world-class Level E academic, sector leader, or clinician with a passion for understanding and responding to alcohol and other drugs (AOD) use and related harms? The National Drug Research Institute (NDRI) is seeking a dynamic and visionary leader to fill the role of Director.
You will lead a national institute and develop cutting-edge AOD research programs that make a difference through innovative contributions to the field, valued by policy makers, practitioners, and communities in Australia and internationally.  

With a balance of formal qualifications and practical experience, you will provide leadership and foster excellence in research initiatives aimed at reducing harmful alcohol and drug use and minimizing the adverse effects of licit and illicit drug use in Australian society.

As our Director, you will be based at NDRI’s head office at Curtin University in Perth; however, this role includes management of its office in Melbourne and includes a keen focus on its role as a national institute.

About Curtin University

Curtin is an innovative, global university known for its high-impact research, strong industry partnerships and commitment to preparing you for jobs of the future.