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Project Coordinator

Camperdown, Australia
$104,633 - $113,992 (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation
Closing date
9 Jun 2024

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  • Part time (0.5FTE) continuing fixed term for 5 years at School of Public Health
  • Opportunity to support an interdisciplinary team working on an exciting new research project to inform care for people with variations of sex characteristics
  • Base Salary $104,633 - $113,992 (pro-rata) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

Founded in 1930, Sydney School of Public Health is Australia's first and leading school of public health. Each day, our researchers and graduates are tackling global health challenges and striving to improve equity in communities locally and around the world.

Sydney School of Public Health hosts the Sydney Health Ethics Network. Sydney Health Ethics conducts research and teaching in bioethics and health-related social science using multidisciplinary methods. Our mission is to achieve a positive social impact by engaging in academic and public conversations about the ethics of health and wellbeing.

Using your research project management, coordination and administration skills, you will help realise an exciting new competitively funded research project, engaging with patients, researchers and health professionals across Australia and internationally. The project aims to create a safer and better future for people with innate variations in sex characteristics (IVSC), also referred to as intersex or differences of sex development. The project will drive improvements to healthcare and its management, and fill gaps in knowledge about the health and wellbeing of adults with IVSC. As a key member of the team you will be assisting in the development of research project under the guidance of the Chief Investigator - Dr Morgan Carpenter

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide overall project administration, management and coordination to support implementation of this new project from the outset.
  • manage project organisation such as refining and implementing the project organisation structure, consortium work plans and project processes and resources required to support the Chief Investigator and the team
  • manage project activity to ensure ongoing achievement of project milestones and deliverables
  • develop and embed project governance and reporting processes to ensure progress is monitored, and reported in line with funder requirements, and that project risks are mitigated
  • provide administrative support under general direction including preparing documents, maintaining records, assisting with preparing reports, creating and updating web materials, responding to internal and external queries, sourcing solutions, logistic and compliance
  • manage the development and allocation of the project budget across work streams and activities, and monitor on-going expenditure against plan
  • contribute to management of stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and teamwork with other project teams and stakeholders, both across the University and externally.

About you

  • strong project management competency with demonstrated contribution to overall progress and success of projects that you have worked on in your career
  • strong administrative and organisational skills and experience with capability to coordinate and undertake a range of operational activities on an ongoing basis
  • a high degree of initiative and judgement to coordinate multiple activities and teams concurrently on projects, and resolve complex issues associated with project delivery
  • experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on large or complex projects - preferably within a higher education/tertiary sector or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation
  • planning, analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for a project
  • confident with Microsoft 365 Suite and related platforms.

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.

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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 are LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

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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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