Senior Project Officer, Health and Medical

Melbourne, Australia
04 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
26 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer Portfolio

Department/School: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

Salary: $105,684 - $114,389 (UOM 8)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

RIC is a specialist team dedicated to enabling the University's research and enterprise mission working closely with our academics, professional colleagues, industry partners, funding agencies and government agencies.  We have a passion to see our academics and their collaboration partners succeed, achieve research excellence and translate their discoveries into real-world innovation and impact.  RIC operates University-wide across all ten Faculties and Chancellery.

About Research and Enterprise Development

The Senior Project Officer – Health & Medical is a member of the Research and Enterprise Development (R&ED) portfolio of RIC. R&ED supports the successful delivery of large, mission-focused complex, non-competitive and competitive grant schemes and major opportunities, as well as interdisciplinary, research and enterprise initiatives involving multiple parties, e.g. industry, granting bodies, advocacy groups and government. Major current focus areas include major grants schemes such as the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), CRC, ITRP and Centre of Excellence schemes and major bids and tenders; Melbourne Connect precinct development (and subsequent innovation precinct developments); the identification, establishment, growth and management of major strategic partnerships; and economic impact directed initiatives pursued jointly with government.

About the role

As the Senior Project Officer – Health & Medical, you will work collaboratively with University stakeholders, including academics and professional staff, to facilitate the identification, establishment, growth and management of health and medical related strategic research partnerships and associated initiatives in connection with major funding opportunities and precinct development. 

Your responsibilities will vary on a day-to-day basis and across the various strategic partnerships and initiatives supported. This may include the coordination of partnership relationships and activities, stakeholder management, industry/sector analysis and internal capability mapping, preparation of reports, proposals and business cases, coordination of workshops, meetings and governance committees, and administrative support.

About you

You have the ability to engage proactively with stakeholders to give strategic advice and to provide user-friendly, responsive and high quality client service to successfully deliver excellent outcomes. You thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.

You will further have:

  • Relevant post graduate qualifications and subsequent relevant industry consulting or project management experience within a complex organisation (tertiary education sector desirable), or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training.
  • Demonstrated project management experience, incorporating project scoping, planning, budgeting and management, as well as the use of project management systems and databases (including client relationship management tools).
  • Experience in the coordination and/or facilitation of workshops for project scoping and planning, as well as coordinating or leading the development of major opportunities, grants or proposals, involving multiple contributors and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience within and/or knowledge of the Health & Medical sector and research capabilities.   


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme.
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions.
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment.
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne.

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

Position Description    0051574.pdf

Applications close: 26 Jan 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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