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Program / Project Officer

Camperdown, Australia
$95,860 + 17% superannuation
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

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  • Part Time 0.6FTE fixed term contract until 2028
  • Dispensing patient empowerment and self-management skills through technology enabled interventions delivered by community pharmacists
  • Base Salary starting from $95,860 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Sydney Pharmacy School is a globally recognised leading centre for pharmacy education. With over 100 years of excellence in education, we are proud to be training the next generation of pharmacists who will be leaders and innovators in their fields of practice. In 2023, we implemented two innovative integrated pharmacy degrees with increased work integrated learning opportunities. Our teams of researchers lead key internationally competitive research from molecules to medicines, from patient to policy, across a range of therapeutic areas.

The Sydney Pharmacy School is seeking to appoint a HEO 6 Project Officer to assist in the MRFF grant funded research relating to dispensing patient empowerment and self-management skills through technology enabled interventions delivered by community pharmacists.

The incumbent will be required to work across multiple projects led by Professor Bandana Saini, her research aims to evaluate the effectiveness of a self-management coaching and adherence support health service enhanced with available digital medicine use reminder technologies delivered in the community pharmacy setting for people with asthma or COPD. The proposed health service will improve self- management abilities, health outcomes and quality of life of Australians with asthma and COPD, facilitate review of patients by their general practitioners through referral and triage pathways and improve the quality use of respiratory medicines.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Assist with the design, development and documentation of research protocols
  • ensure that research protocols are adhered to, and report any adjustments that might be necessary
  • provide guidance and/or advice on regulations, policies and procedures in relation to research project undertaken
  • assists with preparation of Ethics Committee and governance applications as required
  • assist with collection of research data, enter/store in appropriate statistical software, and prepares statistical analysis/reports as required eg; capturing and managing survey data in REDcap
  • regularly sort and organise files, maintain all necessary records/documentation in a timely and concise manner
  • carry out literary searches, collect papers, code information, summarise literature, etc for the Chief Investigator and/or Academics of the School/Faculty
  • maintain academic and research records for the project, including project registers, EndNote libraries and publication register
  • liaises with clinical specialists and affiliated researchers
  • coordinate the submission of research publications for the work area
  • assist research team in collection of qualitative and quantitative data and health services data.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in appropriate discipline and/or relevant experience in related field. May have (or be working towards) postgraduate qualifications- PHD in relevant field
  • extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • proven project management skills
  • be a registered pharmacist
  • have current Ahpra registration
  • advanced skills in data analysis qualitative and quantitative, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings
  • 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
  • strong stakeholder management
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.

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 reasons for 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 that 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.

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Sunday 02 June 2024 11:59 PM


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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Full-time employees: 7616

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