Faculty of Health and Medicine
School of Health Sciences and Priority Research
Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition
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The Priority Research Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition investigates physical activity and nutrition for population health, with particular emphasis on education and health promotion strategies for chronic disease prevention, treatment and wellbeing. The Centre aims to examine these interrelationships across the lifespan, by targeting "at risk" populations, multiple levels (individual, social, organisational, population) and within various settings (schools, clinics, workplaces, communities). The Centre offers unique interdisciplinary expertise and leadership by galvanising education and public health researchers, biochemists, exercise physiologists, food scientists, Accredited Practicing Dietitians (APDs), nutritionists and behavioural scientists to combat the obesity epidemic and related chronic disease burden to improve the quality of life of Australians.
About the Role
The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and co-ordination of a large, multiphase research project involving the development and evaluation of a new technology to assess individual food and nutrient intake in low and lower-middle income countries. The position is based at the University of Newcastle, Callaghan campus with essential travel to Cambodia and Tanzania as required. You will need to nominate the level (6 or 7) that you are applying for in your application.
To be successful in this role, you will have:
Level HEW 6
- A degree in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition/Nutrition Science, or Public Health/Epidemiology with subsequent relevant experience.
- Knowledge of dietary assessment methodology concepts and experience in the implementation of research relating to the evaluation of dietary assessment methods.
- Demonstrated high-level organisational skills and ability to prioritise effectively, with flexibility and resilience to manage competing demands and deadlines.
- Demonstrated ability in developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with internal and external stakeholders (including in-country partner organisations).
- Sound analytical (including experience in the use of statistical software) and problem solving skills incorporating the ability to draw out and summarise key findings from complex quantitative and qualitative information.
- Demonstrated high level writing skills, including experience in the preparation of papers, presentations and reports and an ability to prepare these materials for different audiences from scientific to the general public.
- Ability to work independently and cooperatively as an effective member of a team and to significantly contribute to the project.
- Current driver’s license
- Capacity to travel to international field sites for periods between 1-3 weeks.
- Knowledge of, and experience in adhering to workplace policies and procedures in the areas of work health safety, equity, diversity and promoting a respectful workplace culture.
Level HEW 7
- A degree in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics, Nutrition/Nutrition Science, or Public Health/Epidemiology with at least four years subsequent relevant experience.
- Specialist knowledge of dietary assessment methodology concepts and experience in the implementation of research relating to the evaluation of dietary assessment methods.
- Meet the Essential Criteria 3-10 above for level HEW 6.
Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.
HEW Level 6 from $76,400 per annum
HEW Level 7 from $84,302 per annum
Superannuation Guarantee contributions will be made to Unisuper with this appointment
Closing Date: Sunday 22nd April 2018