Project Manager, Transformation Program

Brisbane, Australia
11 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The UQ Medical Program

The Faculty of Medicine is a leading provider of medical education in Queensland, with around 2,000 students studying across the four years of the medical program at UQ. Its MD program includes graduate entry and school-leaver entry streams, and is an integrated, case-based/problem based learning program. The first phase of the program (years 1 and 2) is delivered by a combination of biomedical scientists and clinicians, predominantly at the St. Lucia campus but also at affiliated major teaching hospitals.

Phase 2 is a clinical immersion phase (years 3 and 4) delivered at a range of hospitals and other clinical sites in Brisbane, across Queensland and in Louisiana. The phase is intended to prepare students for internship and residency, and covers the academic disciplines of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, General Practice, Medical Ethics, Law and Professional Practice, Medical Imaging, Medicine, Molecular and Cellular Pathology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Child Health, Psychiatry, Rural Medicine, and Surgery.

The UQ Medical Program 3 Year Transformation Program

Healthcare systems in Australia and globally are facing significant challenges. These include ageing populations, an increasing proportion living with multiple chronic conditions, ongoing inequalities in healthcare access and outcomes, and constrained funding. We need to continue to evolve our medical program to ensure that our graduates have the capacity to both lead and adapt to changing patient and population needs.

To this end, the current medical program will be enhanced over the next three years through a proposed major curriculum refresh and projects targeting intern readiness, public health, student choice, research literacy, quality improvement, integrated healthcare delivery and USMLE preparation. This builds on and consolidates projects from the last 18 months, which were focussed on admissions, student support and rural medical careers.

The three year plan is organised around the following seven themes:

  • Curriculum 
  • Supporting, Developing & Engaging Our People
  • Admissions
  • Medical Student Support
  • Rural Medical Careers
  • Research & Enhancement Activities
  • Quality Improvements & Assurance. 

The Role

The Project Manager role will be dedicated to projects which focus on the enhancement of UQ’s MD Program as part of the Medical Program Transformation Program. The role will primarily focus on the delivery of outcomes relating to predetermined program themes and objectives. The Project Manager will work under the direction of the Program Manager and be supported by the Project Officer.

The Person

Applicants should possess training and qualifications equivalent to a postgraduate degree in business, project management or a degree in a relevant field. Industrial qualifications such as Prince2 Practitioner or PMBOK will be highly advantageous. Demonstrated experience in successfully managing various medium to large projects, including effective stakeholder management is essential. Excellent problem-solving skills and an ability to be adaptive and innovating in developing and pursuing solutions is vital for this position. 

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Lou Betts


This is a full-time, fixed-term appointment at HEW Level 8 until December 2019. The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811 - $104,241 p.a. full-time equivalent, plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% (total package will be in the range $101,628 - $114,114 p.a. full-time equivalent).

Position Description

Download File PD_FoM_Project Manager_MD Transformation Program.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Mariya Marks 

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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