Senior Project Officer

Sydney, Australia
15 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Great opportunity for an experienced Project Officer to project manage a research study within the health economics team
  • Located at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time 12 month fixed term contract, base salary of $93K to $100K p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

Project manage a research study within the health economics team, coordinating the implementation and delivery of activities and tasks to meet established milestones and deliverables. Responsible for providing project management support to a work stream within a multi-faceted program of work, including establishing project teams, and developing and implementing project plans.

The incumbent will manage work-stream stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and team work with other project teams and stakeholders across the University.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Senior Project Officer who:

  • provides operational project management support during project organisation and establishment
  • manages the development and implementation of work stream project plans to meet overarching project objectives
  • health care assessment - Under direction from a senior health economist, analyses health data including linkage to administrative datasets such as Medicare, and the National Death Index and other related projects
  • undertakes data analysis using decision analytic modelling and conducting cost-effectiveness analysis
  • undertakes work independently to apply economic evaluation and data analysis expertise and applies various health economics methodologies appropriate to the needs of the project.

About us

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC) established in 1988, is a leading Australian Academic Research Organisation with a world-class international reputation for designing, conducting and translating collaborative clinical trials research into improved health care practice. CTC is also known for its innovation in clinical trials methodologies and its teaching excellence.

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre runs large multicentre investigator-initiated clinical trials, takes part in trials of national and international collaborative trial groups and contributes expertise to trials run by others. Core funding is provided by the NHMRC and specific trial projects are funded by a variety of external bodies, including government, public and private institutions and the pharmaceutical industry.

The health economics team at the CTC are international leaders in the estimation of the economic impacts of medical breakthroughs on families and multiple government departments (particularly Departments responsible for health, labour, income, tax and education policy). The team lead numerous projects in this area and work closely with clinicians in fields including neonatal care and diabetes to evaluate the cost-effectiveness of medical interventions from this broad societal perspective.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1980/1018F to apply

Closing date: 11.30pm on Monday 29th October 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.