First listed on: 19 September 2018

Senior Project Officer 

  • Exciting opportunity for a passionate Senior Project Officer to join the Centre of Research Excellence – Pulmonary Fibrosis, Central Clinical School located at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • Flexible part-time - full-time (0.4 - 1.0FTE), 9-month fixed term position – maternity leave cover
  • $92Kp.a (pro-rata) base salary appointment with the possibility of being extended

Job Reference Number: 1686/0818F

About the opportunity 

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic Senior Project Officer to join the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) in Pulmonary Fibrosis. The centre facilitates research, research training, translation and collaboration into Pulmonary Fibrosis and is a multi-institutional collaboration across Australia, with its main research activity in Sydney, Newcastle, Melbourne, Brisbane, Hobart and Perth.

Reporting to Associate Professor, Dr Tamera Corte, you will:

  • Provide support in research administration, management and conduct to the Principal Investigators and Chief Investigator, A/Prof Tamera Corte
  • play a key role in planning, delivering and evaluating the research and translational activities of the centre
    • Liaise with University staff and various stakeholders for the disbursement of funds, and ongoing management of the budget
    • Liaise with Blood Biobank Manager and IPF Registry Manager to ensure that specimen samples are receipted and recorded
    • Organise meetings, events and symposiums
    • Prepare documentation and oversee the recruitment process of PhD and Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions
    • Be responsible for the updating of the CRE website and social media accounts

The University of Sydney encourages part-time and flexible working arrangements, which will be considered for this role.

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 Project Officer who possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications and experience in project management and administration
  • Experience project managing multiple work streams with a thorough understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and take initiate when managing various demands
  • Excellent administration and communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • Numeracy skills together with experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking for a project
  • Research or health sector experience with an understanding of good clinical practice and clinical research processes

Previous experience managing a diverse group of stakeholders within the higher education sector or on large or complex projects is highly desirable.

About us

Pulmonary Fibrosis encompasses a group of lung disorders which share the hallmark of fibrosis or scarring of the lung. The single most prevalent and devastating of these disorders is idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a severe and progressive lung disorder with a median survival of only 2-5 years from diagnosis – worse than many cancers.

Funded in 2017 by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council, our Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis (CRE-PF) aims to build research capacity in this area. The CRE-PF will enable our nationally coordinated, clinically focused research program to address the urgent need for more effective, personalised approaches to identify and better manage fibrotic lung diseases, as well as to educate the public and train future generations of researchers in pulmonary fibrosis.

The Centre for Research Excellence (CRE)-Pulmonary Fibrosis is led by Respiratory Physician Conjoint A/Professor Tamera Corte and there are 9 other Chief investigators across Australia.  Researchers are involved in basic research and clinical and translational research as well as guideline development and implementation working in the area of pulmonary fibrosis.

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.


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1686/0818F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing Date: 11:30pm Monday 1st October 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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The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


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