Memory Clinics Project Officer

Sydney, Australia
16 Mar 2020
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Utilize your coordination skills as part of the Australian Dementia Network team
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus at the School of Psychology
  • Full-time, 18 months fixed term with a base salary of $86k to $92k p.a. (Level 6) plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Australian Dementia Network (ADNeT) is an NHMRC funded initiative for dementia research and clinical practice improvement in Australia. Among other goals, ADNeT aims to establish a national Memory Clinic network and will develop national Memory Clinic guidelines which will facilitate the implementation of harmonized clinical practice standards across Australia (initiative: ADNeT-Memory Clinics). Reporting to the national project manager of the Memory Clinics initiative, the ADNeT-Memory Clinics Project Officer, will provide assistance to a range of senior research academics including to the Co-Directors of the Memory Clinics initiative Professor Sharon Naismith (USYD, Leonard P Ullman Chair in Psychology) and Professor Perminder Sachdev (UNSW). The incumbent will support stakeholder engagement in New South Wales as well as the development and implementation of national Memory Clinic guidelines and national surveys. The position requires the incumbent to proactively engage and develop relationships with Memory Clinics and other stakeholders across New South Wales to support the harmonization of clinical assessment protocols. Moreover, the incumbent will support the development of staff training programs, research and review relevant literature, overseeing and ensure the provision of high-quality data, data management and report writing. Frequent travel within New South Wales as well as occasional interstate travel may be necessary.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for ADNeT-Memory Clinics Project Officer who has:

  • a postgraduate qualification in clinical psychology, neuropsychology or allied health (or a related/relevant discipline) with evidence of research training and/or health services or policy work
  • proven project management and/or health service improvement experience
  • experience working with older individuals with cognitive impairment and/or in a memory clinic environment
  • experience with diverse stakeholder engagement including consumers, academics, health professionals.

About us

The Faculty of Science is one of six faculties operating within the University and includes the Schools of Chemistry, Geosciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics, Psychology, the Sydney School of Veterinary Science and the Unit for History and Philosophy of Science. The Faculty stewards a range of research entities including the Sydney Institute of Agriculture and the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, and partners with University-wide research centres including the Charles Perkins Centre (CPC), the Brain and Mind Centre (BMC) and the Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology (AINST).

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 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 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 position description 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 412/0220F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Closing date: 11:30pm, Monday 30 March 2020

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.

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