Project officer

6 days left

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary $91,644 + 17% superannuation
03 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time, 6 months fixed term opportunity with possibility of extension
  • A great opportunity to work with the Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use on an Australian Government Department of Health-funded project with the aim to build the capacity of the alcohol and other drug workforce to respond to mental health conditions
  • Base Salary $91,644 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Matilda Centre for Research in Mental Health and Substance Use provides a world-first synergy of leading prevention, early intervention, treatment research and translation programs in substance use and mental disorders. The Matilda Centre undertakes research and brings together researchers currently working across disorder silos (substance use, depression, suicide, anxiety, exercise physiology, dietetics, chronic disease) to share skills, synergise data, and harness new technologies to develop and trial innovative prevention and early intervention programs for substance use and mental disorders.

The Faculty of Medicine and Health is looking for a Project Officer to join The Matilda Centre on a full-time fixed term basis for six months, with a possibility of extension. This role will be required to undertake a mixture of administrative and research-related tasks such as assisting with the updating and maintenance of a national online training program and website, and assisting with comprehensive literature reviews.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • assist with the national dissemination of Australian Government Department of Health-funded resources
  • assist with the update and maintenance of a national online training program and website
  • establish and maintain strong working relationships with the research team and other stakeholders
  • conduct literature reviews, assist with the preparation of reports, publications and presentations, and assist with the analysis of dissemination activities, including website and training performance
  • provide administrative support for the project
  • undertake other duties as requested by supervisor

About you

  • tertiary qualifications in Psychology, public health, or Behavioural or Social Sciences (Honours will be highly regarded) and/or a related field, or equivalent work experience.
  • excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated experience liaising with key stakeholders or experts.
  • sound knowledge of drug use and mental health issues and/or previous experience with studies in relation to drug use and mental health issues will be highly regarded.
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated report writing skills.
  • ability to work both independently and in a team.
  • excellent high-level organisational and time-management skills, including the ability to prioritise, meet tight deadlines, and pay attention to detail.
  • prior experience in collection, analysis and reporting of research data.
  • sound skills in Microsoft Office Suite, and previous website experience will be highly regarded (but not essential).

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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Applications Close

Tuesday 16 August 2022 11:59 PM

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