Executive Officer, MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development

Sydney, Australia
$123,297 to $136,873 p.a.
26 Sep 2022
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2022
Ref 5417/22
Contract Type
Full Time

About Western

Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred.

The MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is an interdisciplinary research institute of Western Sydney University. The vision for MARCS Institute for Brain, Behaviour and Development is to optimise human interaction and wellbeing across the lifespan. We strive to solve the problems that matter most through the themes sensing and perceiving, interacting with each other, and technologies for humans. The interdisciplinary nature of the Institute’s research brings together staff and students from all 3 clusters including the disciplines cognitive science, developmental psychology, language science, music science, cognitive neuroscience, and biomedical, electrical, electronic and software engineering. Further information is available from our website - http://www.westernsydney.edu.au/marcs

About the Role

An exciting role is available for an energetic, creative and outcome-focused individual with strong business and communication skills.

The Executive Officer contributes to strategy and the operational success of the Institute by providing effective, high-level executive support to the Director, Institute Manager and broader leadership team within the Institute. The position leads, implements and manages a range of specialist projects to ensure quality, service delivery and capabilities within the Institute’s operational and strategic frameworks are achieved, applying an evidence-based approach to policy and strategic planning.

The role will manage a high volume of competing priorities and will be required to research, analyse data, and produce complex reports, papers and briefing documents.

For further information please refer to the position description.

About You

To be successful in this role you need to have a degree in a relevant discipline or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education in a large and complex organisation together with demonstrated project management skills with the capacity to foster and to model excellence in the development and execution of projects in a complex research environment.


Western Sydney University highly values equity and inclusiveness. We have a proud history of doing so and consider this an important part of our social and civic responsibilities as a University. We strive to contribute to tackling inequalities and promoting wellbeing within our own institution, the Greater Western Sydney region, nationally and internationally.


Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer:

  • 35 hour work week
  • 17% super contributions
  • Professional development opportunities

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 8 $123,297 to $136,873 p.a. (comprising Salary of $104,187 to $115,659 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading).

Position Enquiries: Please contact Darlene Williams mobile 0419 463 209 or via dk.williams@westernsydney.edu.au 

Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Sunday 16 October 2022.

Work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For an ongoing/continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident and provide evidence at time of application.

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