Senior Project Officer

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Mar 17, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0059065
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full-time / Part-time (0.8 FTE) also considered; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Academic Centre for Health
UOM 8 - $110,709 - $119,829 p.a. (pro rata for part-time)

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 - The Melbourne Academic Centre (MACH)

The Melbourne Academic Centre (MACH) is a joint venture between Victoria’s top healthcare providers, medical research institutes and the University of Melbourne.

In 2015, the MACH was recognised by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) as one of the first four Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTCs) in Australia. These Centres form the Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA) and are based on the Academic Health Science Centre model that have been successful in the US, UK and across Europe in bringing together academia and healthcare to accelerate the translation of research into clinical care.

About the Role

The Senior Project Officer will provide high-level support to the Executive of the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH). This role will have particular responsibility for oversight of clinical research activities and will contribute to the delivery of future leader programs which are key in the MACH strategy, including MACH-Track, a mentored and structured training pathway that will enable the most promising doctors-in-training to combine completion of post-graduate clinical training with a PhD scholarship in health and medical research and subsequent preparation for post-doctoral research.

Responsibilities include:

About You

You will have highly developed communication skills with demonstrated expert writing skills and demonstrated experience in researching, analysing and drafting a range of materials for a variety of audiences and a strong track record of being able to engage and influence at multiple levels of an organisational with a focus on delivery and stakeholder management.

You will also have:

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].