Project Coordinator

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Sep 20, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0057031
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part time 0.6 FTE; Fixed-term for 12 months
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of General Practice
UOM 6 – $89,182 - $96,536 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Department of General Practice
The Department of General Practice originated as a unit within the Department of Community Medicine in 1977. It was established as a separate department within the School of Medicine in 2001 and established the Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU) as a centre of excellence in primary care research, research training and knowledge exchange in 2006. The Department has 68 (full time equivalent) staff supported by an operating budget of $7 million and research income of approximately $11 million annually.
The Department has a successful Primary Care Research Unit (PCRU), including a Trials Unit with a practice-based research and education network (VicREN), which comprises our community-based general practices (600+) and other primary care providers who contribute to and drive teaching and research.

About the Role
The Project Coordinator is a key position within our developing Primary Care Clinical Trials Unit (PCTU), a team specifically supporting the engagement of over 600 general practices where we conduct many multi-site research trials recruiting both practitioners and patients for primary care research. We are looking for a collaborative and self-motivated Project Coordinator who is organised; process and detail oriented; and thrives on building and growing relationships. Reporting directly to the Manager, Department of General Practice, you will work closely with the Chair, Patron Management Group (PMG), Primary Care Trials Unit team members and teams within the Department.

Responsibilities include:

You may be required to occasionally work out of ordinary hours to attend ad hoc evening events for research projects.

About You
You will possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively with diverse stakeholders and as part of a team. You have highly developed organisational skills, attention to detail and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and manage competing demands.

You will also have:

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria numbered 2 to 5^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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