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Senior Project Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$104,633 (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation
Closing date
27 Feb 2024

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  • Fantastic opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team as a Senior Research Officer supporting the School of Pharmacy
  • Part-time (28 hour per week), fixed term position until December 2027
  • Base Salary $104,633 (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney Pharmacy School is recognised as one of the leading centres for pharmacy research in the world. Our team of researchers lead key internationally competitive research from medication management to co-design, as well as from patient to policy across a range of therapeutic areas.

The University of Sydney has a fantastic opportunity to join a multidisciplinary team as a Senior Research Officer on a large research project funded by the Federal Government. Decision making at a local level is required, following University policy and working under guidelines established with the CIs. There is discretion to innovate within those guidelines and to take responsibility for outcomes. Working with the project team across multiple states and territories, the Senior Research Officer will use considerable knowledge and sound judgement in determining whether matters arising can be dealt with personally or referred up. This role holder works autonomously within the accountabilities outlined, making decisions that are appropriate to University policy and procedure, liaising with the CIs. The Research Officer requires a high level of problem solving and strong interpersonal skills.

The MH-SPACE trial aims to establish Mental Health Safe spaces in community Pharmacies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Consumers by Educating the primary care workforce in Mental Health First Aid. MH-SPACE involves co-design of a culturally safe mental health training program for community pharmacists and evaluation of this training program through a randmised controlled trial and self-audit of provision of mental health support, first aid and referral in community pharmacy. MH-SPACE will involve simulated patient (SP) visits across study regions in NSW, NT and WA.

This position is funded under the MRFF Indigenous Health Research grant. Preference will be given to applicants of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent. This Exemption is claimed under Section 21 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide expert project management support and advice to contribute to the strategic planning and successful establishment of the research project;
  • collaborate effectively within cross-functional teams to develop comprehensive and accurate project plans that ensure consistency and alignment with project objectives;
  • efficiently coordinate the logistical aspects of the research projects, while effectively managing project teams' performance and resource allocation;
  • generate detailed project activity reports and proactively implement necessary changes, consistent progress towards milestones and timely delivery of project deliverables;
  • develop and implement robust project governance procedures to effectively monitor project stakeholders, while implementing strategic communication plans to ensure stakeholders are informed and engaged;
  • contribute to the presentation and dissemination of project findings; and,
  • undertake other duties and projects appropriate within the classification level as required.

About you

To be successful in this role, you have:

  • tertiary qualifications (e.g. higher degree by research) in a relevant field is highly desirable;
  • clinical experience in a relevant field (e.g., pharmacy, psychology, or relevant health discipline) is highly desirable;
  • experience in conducting and disseminating research (e.g., preparation of ethics protocols, preparing written reports and contributing to manuscripts) is highly desirable;
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters;
  • experience managing or collaborating with multiple internal and external stakeholders;
  • experience monitoring and tracking budgets and expenditure; and,
  • proven experience in project coordination.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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.

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

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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The University of Sydney was established in 1850 and is consistently recognised, both locally and internationally, for its outstanding teaching and research excellence. Sydney alumni include Prime Ministers, Governor Generals, Nobel Prize winners and leaders in every field of endeavour.

The University offers a comprehensive range of courses, including a number of disciplines unique in Australia. Teaching is spread across nine different state-of-the art campuses, located across New South Wales.

The University of Sydney’s commitment to excellence in research has resulted in an outstanding record in national competitive funding and underpins an approach to teaching which has won nominations for excellence and resulted in high student satisfaction ratings. The University has 78 research centres and institutes and is home to three ARC Centres of Excellence.

The teaching, research and cultural life of the University is supported by extensive facilities, including the largest library collection in the Southern Hemisphere, the world-class Nicholson Museum of archaeological antiquities, the Macleay Museum of natural history and ethnographic collections and the University Art Gallery. Its outstanding sporting and recreation facilities provide a training centre for students and Olympic athletes.

The University of Sydney is a key member of the Group of Eight Australian major research-intensive universities, and the Worldwide Universities Network.


The University of Sydney has nine official campuses.

1.         Camperdown/Darlington Campus.

2.         Cumberland Campus. Home to the Faculty of Health Sciences (based in Lidcombe).

3.         Mallett Street Campus. Home of the Sydney Nursing School.

4.         Sydney Conservatorium of Music Campus. In Macquarie Street, central Sydney.

5.         Rozelle Campus. Home to Sydney College of the Arts.

6.         Surry Hills Campus. Home to the Faculty of Dentistry.

7.         Camden Campus. Contains facilities connected to the Faculty of Veterinary Science and the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

8.         Burren Street Campus. Facilties are currently under development.

9.         Sydney Medical School campuses. These include the School of Rural Health (in Dubbo and Orange), the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Hospital, Westmead Hospital, the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Nepean Hospital, Northern Clinical School, Sydney Adventist Hospital, Broken Hill University Department of Rural Health, and Northern Rivers University Department of Rural Health.


The University of Sydney has 16 faculties.

1. Agriculture and Environment

2. Architecture, Design and Planning

3. Arts and Social Sciences

4. Business (Business School)

5. Dentistry

6. Education and Social Work

7. Engineering and Information Technologies

8. Health Sciences

9. Law (Sydney Law School)

10. Medicine (Sydney Medical School)

11. Nursing and Midwifery

12. Pharmacy

13. Science

14. Sydney College of the Arts

15. Sydney Conservatorium of Music

16. Veterinary Science

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