First listed on: 08 October 2018

Senior Research Project Officer

  • Opportunity to leverage your superior project coordination skills to contribute to the success of the Connect Dementia Research-Australia programme
  • Located within The University of Sydney Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • 12 month fixed term contract, base salary $92K p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

We are looking for a highly skilled Senior Research Officer to provide overall project coordination, high level administration and guidance to support implementation of key strategies and programs of StepUp for Dementia Research, a dementia research participation and public engagement platform: StepUp For Dementia Research. This includes coordinating and driving the overall implementation, research and evaluation, reporting, financing and governance and stakeholder engagement of StepUp.

Working collaboratively with the Principal Investigator, the Senior Research Officer is responsible for:

  • developing and implementing project plans to ensure milestones and deliverables are realised
  • managing project governance and reporting
  • managing stakeholders, ensuring effective collaboration and team work, and communications
  • providing training and support to researchers who use the StepUp service
  • contributing to data analysis and analytics to support service improvement.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Senior Research Officer who possesses:

  • tertiary qualifications (Masters degree or higher) and extensive relevant work experience in project management and managing complex projects. Experience within a research/health service related projects would be highly advantageous
  • experience managing multiple work streams or leading large complex projects with diverse stakeholder groups and working according to strict deadlines
  • sound understanding of project management competencies including scope, time, cost, quality, HR, communications, cost, risk, procurement and integration
  • skills in governance development
  • experience using project management programs and templates
  • experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure for a project
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills in dealing with a variety of matters

About us

Sydney Nursing School belongs to a research-intensive university and sits within the University of Sydney’s Faculty of Medicine and Health, enabling both staff and students to experience the multiple aspects of the Australian Health care system within a global context. 

Sydney Nursing School’s main academic activities are teaching, research and scholarship, together with practice and policy development and engagement with all health professions. We also provide advice and consultancy across many key areas of nursing and midwifery. The focus of our scholarship is to improve health outcomes, the quality of care, and the health-related experience of people at times of vulnerability. 

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1953/1018F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm 11 November , 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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