Project Officer

Randwick, Australia
09 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s 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.

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research centres and health care organisations. UNSW Medicine has developed a thematic approach to research in order to leverage, focus, and build scale on current and emergent strengths to achieve significant breakthroughs in areas of health that are of high importance to our society. The thematic approach aims to do this by co-ordinating strengths and capabilities from within UNSW’s schools, clinical schools and research centres as well as its external partners in relation to the following areas:

  • Cancer
  • Mindgardens (Neuroscience, Mental Health & Addictions)
  • Triple I (Infectious Diseases, Immunity & Inflammation)
  • Non-communicable Diseases

About the role

  • $83,653 - $89,238 plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term for 24 months
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Project Officer will be involved in all aspects of centrally coordinating key projects for the UNSW Medicine Research Themes. This role will work closely with the Executive Officers of each of the Themes to support research led by UNSW Medicine and incorporating internal and external organisational partners.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have a degree in science, project management, a health-related or social science field (or equivalent experience with medical research support); proven experience using information and/or customer relationship management databases; and advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database applications.
  • Demonstrate high level written and verbal communication skills, including an ability to effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders at multiple levels; a proven ability to prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and deliver high quality outcomes using initiative; excellent organisational skills, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate your experience working as part of a team and effectively contributing to the productive management of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment.

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 directly to the contact listed.


Brett Szmajda, Research Support Manager


Applications close: 5 March 2018

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