Research Project Coordinator

Albury, Australia
01 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
07 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Join a strong team of researchers and build strong links across the emerging environmental water sector
  • Full-time, Fixed term 3 years, Albury Wodonga campus $111,162 -$128,175 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turns 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

About the role

This position presents an exciting opportunity to work across two significant research projects; the Murray-Darling Basin Environmental Water Knowledge and Research Project (MDB EWKR) and the Long-Term Intervention Monitoring Project (LTIM), currently being undertaken to support environmental water delivery in the MDB. Both projects are being led by the Murray-Darling Freshwater Research Centre (MDFRC), and involve collaboration across multiple university and government partners across multiple states, and will consequently involve some interstate travel.

The successful applicant will play a key role in leading and managing the delivery of these two projects by assisting the Project Leader to coordinate the timely delivery of research activities and support ongoing engagement and communication with the project client and other industry stakeholders. The successful applicant will join a strong team of researchers and build strong links across the emerging environmental water sector, as well as contributing to research outcomes from across the two projects.

Skills & Experience

You will possess in-depth knowledge of the water and environmental issues facing the MDB and be very familiar with the key stakeholders and staff at Commonwealth and State level and the main research providers.

High level ability to manage large research projects, including fulfilment of milestones, time management, management of budgets, risk management, detailed planning and implementation methodologies and project reporting will see you succeed in this role.


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How to Apply

Closing date: January 7th

Position Enquiries: Rachel Gorman +61 260249885

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on 9479 1234.