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Project Officer

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$87,460 – $92,430 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Support
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join a small, highly motivated and effective team working across government, industry and academia to deliver positive outcomes for Western Australia’s amazing biodiversiy.
  • Level 6, full-time appointment on an 18-month fixed term basis.
  • Base salary range: $87,460 – $92,430 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI) is a collaborative, unincorporated joint venture, representing The University of Western Australia, CSIRO, Curtin University, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Department of Energy, Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety, Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation, Edith Cowan University, Murdoch University, and the Western Australian Museum. This Institute manages a research portfolio relevant to the State’s biodiversity resources. The purpose of the Western Australian Biodiversity Science Institute is to: shape the strategic priorities for acquiring and managing terrestrial biodiversity knowledge; deliver excellence in terrestrial biodiversity research by fostering active collaboration across sectors and between researchers; ensure information is available in a form that is relevant and accessible to government policy makers, industry, land managers and other stakeholders.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, provide support to the Program Steering Committees/Working Groups and Program Directors to facilitate, and contribute to, the development and delivery of research programs and projects.

About you

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent competency.
  • Considerable relevant administrative experience.
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, internet and email.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to consult with a range of staff, including written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyse problems, work proactively and exercise initiative appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and resources, to meet deadlines and to work effectively within set guidelines.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working within an academic or university environment.
  • Previous collaborative research experience.
  • Other duties as directed.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File P21 169 POSITION DESCRIPTION [Project Officer] - Position Number [319659] - Level [6] (1).pdf.

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 29 February 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Prof Owen Nevin on (08) 9263 9803 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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