Project Officer

Sydney, Australia
09 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Economics

  • Utilise administration skills in a research project role
  • Camperdown / Darlington Campus
  • Full-time Fixed term, two years with opportunity for further 12 months. Remuneration package of $97k pa, which includes annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation.

About the opportunity

An opportunity has become available for a Project Officer to work within the School of Economics.

As the project officer, you will be responsible for the administration of the University of Sydney Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (LCC) and research project administration for the LCC Node Leader or other senior colleagues as directed by the LCC Node Leader.  

Key responsibilities will include:

  1. the coordination and execution of research grant administration (financial and KPI reporting, budgets, HR support, purchasing);
  2. the coordination of grant applications and grant submissions;
  3. the provision of other general administrative and operational support to the Node Leader and other senior academics within the LCC.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for an Project Officer who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • organisational and leadership skills as well as a strong administrative background
  • ability to use initiative to resolve queries in a timely manner
  • implementing project governance and reporting procedures to monitor project delivery
  • ability to multitask in a busy environment

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

The School of Economics is a partner in an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence which will identify the pathways through which social and economic disadvantage are perpetuated over the life course, within communities, and across generations. The newly-established Centre is comprised of an inter-disciplinary team of renowned social scientists based at four Australian universities, NGOs, government departments, and eminent international research affiliates. This position is based in the School of Economics at the University of Sydney in the research program on human capability formation and encompasses a broad range of issues, including child health and development; education; health; youths and risky behavior; employment outcomes; and family formation.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 22 October 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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