Project Coordinator

Brisbane, Australia
$106,988 to $117,034 pa (HEW7)
21 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
11 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Who are we looking for?

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is seeking a Project Coordinator to join School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Academic Division.

We are seeking a dynamic Project Coordinator to join our team of researchers as we conduct a stepped-wedge cluster randomised implementation trial designed to reduce perioperative hypothermia and improve outcomes for patients undergoing surgery (The GLOW Trial). This project is being led by QUT School of Nursing and a team of internationally-recognised researchers, in partnership with hospitals across Queensland and the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC). It has been funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). This is an exciting opportunity to lead the coordination of this multi-site implementation trial and to work with highly experienced and internationally recognised clinical researchers. As the Project Coordinator, you will work closely with the project team and hospital partners—ensuring clear communication and smooth operationalisation of each stage of the trial. You will strategically support research assistants to meet recruitment targets and outcome evaluation, manage timelines, budget, ethics applications and reporting. The position involves local travel between research sites in South-East QLD for meetings, workshops and conference attendance. To be considered for this role, the applicant is required to have a class C Queensland driver's licence. This position reports to Dr Judy Munday as Chief Investigator for the project for supervision, workload management and for Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

We’re offering this role as a hybrid position as part of QUT’s commitment to embracing the opportunities created by a more virtual and connected world.

Real world impact

QUT is a major Australian university with a global outlook and a 'real world' focus. We are an ambitious and collaborative institution that seeks to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

About the Faculty

QUT has embraced a collaborative approach to improving the health of our nation, bridging the gap between science and better health through a focus on prevention, evidence, innovation and real outcomes.

The Faculty of Health is led by the Executive Dean and the Executive Management Team comprising the Deputy Dean, Heads of Schools, and other senior faculty staff. Each of the Schools within the Faculty is established around disciplines that promote integration and collaboration in teaching and research, and provide a sustainable foundation upon which to build areas of strength.

Its organisational structure includes the:

  • School of Biomedical Sciences
  • School of Clinical Sciences
  • School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Optometry and Vision Science
  • School of Psychology and Counselling
  • School of Public Health and Social Work.

QUT’s Faculty of Health attracts high-quality students with more than 10 000 students enrolled in undergraduate, postgraduate coursework and research higher degree programs across its seven schools.

Drawing on its reputation for teaching excellence, the Faculty of Health produces graduates who are highly sought after in the commercial, scientific, health and community sectors. The faculty’s applied research activity is focused on improving health and wellbeing and preventing disease. This high-impact and internationally recognised research continues to make a significant and positive contribution to the ongoing development of the brand of QUT, as well as providing opportunities to develop partnerships.

The Faculty of Health operates across the university’s two campuses, Kelvin Grove and Gardens Point, and several distributed sites. The proximity of the Kelvin Grove campus to hospital facilities at Herston provides the faculty with a distinct competitive advantage and a renowned precinct that offers transformative education, aligned biomedical research and industry engagement.

About the School

QUT's School of Nursing produces highly regarded professional nurses through its exemplary and contemporary undergraduate and postgraduate courses from Bachelor to PhD. The School has a range of collaborative teaching and research arrangements with Queensland health service providers and strong national and international research partnerships. The School is recognised for its outstanding research programs, with an excellent track record in competitive research funding, publications, and translation of research outcomes into policy and practice.

The School's research focuses on:

  • Cancer Care 
  • Wound Healing 
  • Aging and Dementia Care 
  • Palliative Care 
  • Chronic Conditions Management 
  • Health Services Innovation 
  • Workforce Preparation

In 2021 QUT School of Nursing and Metro-North Health established the Nursing and Midwifery Academy to achieve the highest standard of care for the community and enable innovation in practice through education and research. The School's commitment to research, learning, teaching and service is making a real world impact.

About the Centre for Healthcare Transformation (CHT)

The Centre for Healthcare Transformation (CHT) was created in 2020, to bring together leading clinicians, health economists, statisticians and implementation scientists from a variety of fields, including nursing and other health sciences. The CHT vision is to transform healthcare for better lives.

The Centre provides an opportunity to strengthen collaborations for improving health outcomes research, thereby strengthening the efficiency and effectiveness of health services for the benefit of patients, their carers, the community more broadly, and health service providers.

What you need to succeed

Your expertise and initiative, combined with your ability to work as an excellent team player will be vital to your success in this role.

You will demonstrate:

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in healthcare with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience. A postgraduate degree would be well-regarded. 
  2. Demonstrated, high level project management and communication skills, including the ability to quickly establish effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders. 
  3. Demonstrated experience of working collaboratively within teams, or across multi-site projects, preferably with research teams.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work autonomously as well as coordinate and support staff to achieve targets and milestones, preferably in a research setting.
  5. Experience of coordinating clinical trials, including ethics, and governance approvals and milestones.
  6. Demonstrated high level of digital literacy, including the ability to use software packages such as Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint and experience working with hospital datasets.

Careers at QUT

Our culture is vibrant, inspiring and challenging. It's a world where like-minds come together with a commitment to making a real world difference, no matter what the area of expertise.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible benefits. QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation that is proud of its excellent employment conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Explore Life at QUT

Reference number: 221261

Term: Fixed-term, full-time for three (3) years

Remuneration: $106,988 to $117,034 pa (HEW7) (inclusive of $90,406 to $98,895 pa salary, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading)

Location: Kelvin Grove

Applications Close: 11-Dec-2022 at 11:30 pm

Open to: Applicants who have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of the fixed-term appointment. In support of our strategic priority of Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

At QUT, our values reflect what we believe in, and what is important to us as an organisation. They capture our strengths, our distinctiveness and sit alongside the priorities outlined in our Blueprint 6, and guide our decisions and actions.

QUT aims to inspire and shape the future with talented students and staff from diverse communities, united by our core values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, and Innovation.

If you’re curious, innovative, and ready to experience what a career at QUT can offer, we’re ready to meet you. You can find out more about this role and how to apply by clicking ‘Apply’ or the link below.