Education and Administration Support Officer

Sydney, Australia
08 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Part Time

Save Sight Institute

Sydney Medical School

  • Provide valued support to the research and teaching activities at Save Sight Institute
  • Part time continuing position, located at Sydney Eye Hospital. Remuneration package: $84K inclusive annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation (pro rata).
  • Will suit students or entry level applicants. Applicants with full Australian work rights only to be considered. Flexible working days and hours offered.

About the opportunity 

The Save Sight Institute was established in 1985 and has grown to be one of the top three ophthalmic research institutes in Australia. It is internationally recognised as a centre of innovative research into ophthalmology and as a centre of excellence for clinical research, learning and teaching. Ophthalmology is a highly specialised area of clinical medicine and science and the Save Sight Institute has gathered together a critical mass of clinicians, researchers, equipment and technology, which is unique within the University of Sydney.

The SSI Clinic provides a public face for the ophthalmic skills of the academic department. It has well equipped laboratories onsite with a number of groups conducting wet-lab research across the range of ophthalmic areas. Extensive clinical (dry-lab) research is also undertaken, with both pharmaceutical company sponsored and investigator initiated studies being conducted.

The Education and Administration Support Officer will provide a broad range of administrative and operational support to academic and teaching staff in the Discipline of Clinical Ophthalmology& Eye Health and the Save Sight Institute as directed by the Manager, Education and Special Projects. They will provides education support services in line with academic requirements and the overall timetable for the work area. They will also support other Save Sight Institute activities by providing administrative assistance to the Business Manager as directed.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an Education and Administration Support Officer who has:

  • tertiary qualifications with some administrative experience; and/or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • experience working in a tertiary education environment
  • the ability to work independently and constructively within a small team environment effective and tactful communication skills (both verbal and written) and ability to interact effectively with a broad range of people
  • excellent problem solving, time and workload management skills.

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 7600 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.

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.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm 15 January 2018

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.

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