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Job opportunity – Project Officer

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South West Sydney Research is hiring!

We are looking for a part-time Project Officer to join the team and assist with coordination of key projects. The 0.6FTE role will be based at the Ingham Institute in Liverpool.

Submit your application directly to or via our Seek advertisement.

Applications close Wednesday 19 October.

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The Project Officer will be involved in all aspects of centrally coordinating key projects for South West Sydney Research.

South West Sydney Research brings together health, research and health education entities in South West Sydney as a co-ordinated Hub. Our members work together to improve the health of our local community and those beyond.

Our vision is for South Western Sydney to be internationally recognised as a leader in health and medical research that improves outcomes. Through leadership and innovation, we aim to make a difference both in our own community and on the world stage.

The strategic priorities for South West Sydney Research are built on our combined strengths and opportunities, keeping in mind the needs of our local community. We facilitate world-class research by supporting multi-professional and multi-centre collaboration and working to improve competitiveness and reduce barriers to research conduct and translation.


  • Located at the Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool
  • Part-time 0.6 FTE fixed term for 12 months (possible extension subject to performance, funding and needs)
  • Possible expansion up to full-time (subject to candidate’s wishes and internal approvals)
  • Remuneration: $70,000 to $80,000 pro-rata plus 9.5% superannuation contribution and access to generous salary packaging arrangements


  • Assist in implementing the Hub Strategy
  • Ensure efficient and effective execution of Hub projects within approved budgets
  • Maintain the Hub database of members and research output including data entry/import, exports, reporting, analysis and data integrity
  • Contribute to maintenance of the Hub website
  • Assist with development of expanded database and website functionality to support district research
  • Assist in communications with Hub members and other key stakeholders
  • Prepare contributions to research activity reports for the Hub and member organisations
  • Effectively prioritise and manage your workload among competing demands of key stakeholders
  • Comply with work safety requirements and all relevant policies and procedures of the Ingham Institute and take all reasonable care to ensure that their actions or omissions do not impact on the health and safety of others in the Institute
  • Other tasks that may be required by the supervisor

Reporting Relationships

Report to the South West Sydney Research Executive Officer.

Other relationships: Executive, Research Support, Communications / Marketing and Finance / Administration teams of the Ingham Institute, University of NSW, University of Wollongong, Western Sydney University, University of Sydney, SWSLHD and other Hub members; Web developer; MS Dynamics CRM developer


  • 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
  • Advanced computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets and database applications
  • Demonstrated high level written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to effectively liaise with internal and external stakeholders at multiple levels
  • Proven ability to prioritise workloads, meet deadlines and deliver high quality outcomes using initiative
  • Excellent organisational skills, with high level accuracy and attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and motivated team player effectively contributing to the productive management of a dynamic and multi-disciplinary environment

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Please submit applications addressing all selection criteria to Dr Tanya Ward, Executive Officer, or call for a confidential discussion about this position. or (02) 8738 9125

Applications close Wednesday 19 October 2016.