Research Program Officer

Melbourne, Australia
$77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super
13 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: Parkville
Role type: Full time; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Centre for Health Policy, Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
Salary: Level A – $77,171 – $104,717 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Centre for Health Policy

The Centre for Health Policy (CHP) strives to identify, critique, co-design, implement and evaluate policy options that protect the health of populations; to formulate, with partners, strategies that improve access, organisation, and delivery of health services or programs, particularly as they affect the most vulnerable; and to identify strategies for enhancing the safety, effectiveness and efficiency of health care systems in addressing the most pressing health and care challenges.

About the Role

The Program Officer role will be responsible for providing research management and administrative support to Professor Kim Dalziel and A/Professor Ilias Goranitis in their role of Head and Deputy Head of HEU. The role will be responsible for a broad range of duties including support for grant applications, project management and coordination, research deliverables oversight, data linkage oversight, and leading internal and external research engagement activities in relation to research implementation and dissemination.

Responsibilities include:

  • Manage the implementation of research studies from planning to closeout and ensure that quality deliverables are presented on time and within budget.
  • Build strong relationships with collaborating teams to support knowledge exchange and translation activities, and identify new opportunities for knowledge translation, including promotional strategies and membership services.
  • Contribute to and participate in teaching and learning activities in the School as appropriate.

About You

You will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to interact professionally with a wide variety of personnel in the research/clinical/government sectors. You will bring your excellent organisational skills and attention to detail, to ensure on-time delivery of required outputs while managing conflicting deadlines. 

You will also have:

  • Project management experience and proven capabilities in research development and reporting, process and systems improvement and contract management within a complex environment.
  • Organisation of research meetings
  • Manage study expenditures against budget.
  • A demonstrated capacity to work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact  us at

Applications close: 13TH DECEMBER 2022 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Position description: 0057485_Research Program Officer_PD.pdf

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