Project Assistant

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
$63,584 - $78,478
01 Dec 2016
End of advertisement period
08 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia‚Äôs leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The School of Physics operates within the Faculty of Science, UNSW and is one of the leading Physics departments in Australia.  The School has a strong teaching and research culture with staff conducting cutting edge research in astrophysics, condensed matter physics, theoretical physics, acoustics and biophysics.

The School of Physics is seeking an experienced, well-organised and highly motivated Project Assistant to provide administrative support to maintain the day-to-day operations in the School as well as assist in the coordination of upcoming process improvements projects with a particular focus on teaching, postgraduate research and health & safety.

About the role

  • Level 4/5 - $63,584 - $78,478 plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading
  • Fixed Term for one year
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

Key duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist in the coordination of activities in support of School of Physics system and process improvement projects.
  • Provide administration support in relation to program and course management.
  • Act as the first point of contact for School enquiries and coordinate School colloquiums and events.
  • Assist in the efficient operation of the School committee meetings.

Additional duties and responsibilities would apply at Level 5.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • A relevant diploma with relevant work experience in a similar role or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through a combination of education, training and/or experience.
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written) including the ability to liaise with a diverse group of people from varying backgrounds and seniority.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team and capacity to build positive working relationships.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills including the ability to prioritise work effectively and meet deadlines.

Additional selection criteria would apply at Level 5.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Ms Susan Hagon, Teaching Manager


T: (61 2) 9385 6293

Applications close: Midnight Sunday 8 January 2017

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