First listed on: 18 October 2018


The purpose of this position is to assist primary investigators to coordinate the Eliminate Hepatitis C (EC) Australia Partnership, which aims to achieve hepatitis C elimination in Australia by 2030 by using a multidisciplinary, cohesive and appropriately targeted nationwide approach to ensure we maintain high numbers of people on hepatitis C treatment to meet our elimination targets.

  • Provide operational and administrative support for the principal investigators, executive and advisory committees, including developing project work plans and reports, stakeholder engagement and organising and coordinating meetings.
  • Providing capacity building, networking and stakeholder management support. This may include: providing secretariat and project management support for EC Australia state and territories leads; establishing and maintain relationships with researchers and service providers; facilitating relationships between researchers, practitioners and policy makers; and planning and coordinating events, activities, workshops, webinars and other presentations across the EC Australia Partnership.
  • Assist in the development of EC Australia knowledge translation publications and resources. This may include coordinating the editing, design of EC Australia publications and presentations, and project managing, preparing, commissioning, coordinating and /or writing of publications and resources, and preparing policy analysis, literature reviews, grant and ethics applications, research and conference papers
  • Assist in a range of EC Australia information exchange and communication activities. This may include contribution of content and expertise for the Australia EC website: writing and creating announcements for new publications and resources; supporting the production of Australia EC social media presence.
  • Provide analysis and critical assessment of information from EC Australia activities in the context of knowledge translation and exchange. This may include assisting in the preparation of policy submissions and collation of expert advice such as to various government departments. Responses to complex enquire from EC Australia stakeholders.
  • Support reporting and compliance activities across EC Australia. This may include preparing compliance and progress reports for funding bodies, including evaluation and monitoring of priority activities across the EC Australia Partnership.

The role will involve liaising with representatives from all state and territories through the EC Australia governance structure and providing support into public health research and program development and implementation, policy development, stakeholder engagement and direct reporting back to the executive and advisory committees.

The position is funded for an initial period of 12 months during which time the Project Officer will establish strategies for provision of communication of gained knowledge, planned activities with major stakeholders and advisory committees.



The successful applicant will have:

  • Bachelor Degree in nursing, medicine or related discipline
  • Master’s degree (or near completion) in public health, epidemiology, psychology, behavioural or social sciences, public health, or a related field
  • Experience working in government, community services, advocacy and/ or research addressing public health
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated project management experience in the fields of health
  • Capacity to work well under minimal supervision, and willingness to contribute to broader research and administrative tasks
  • Demonstrated understanding of ethical principles underpinning research with marginalised populations
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills 
  • Extensive knowledge of OH&S standards and how they apply to expectations around workplace behaviour

Benefit from ongoing support, a monthly accrued day off and attractive salary packaging working for this leading not-for-profit organisation.  Remuneration will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Burnet Institute is committed to providing our people with a supportive working environment. We value diversity and gender equity at the institute and provide flexible working arrangements for our staff. Burnet is participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter in Australia.



To apply for this position, go to the website link below and attach the following documents:

  • Statement addressing the selection criteria (as outlined above and in the position description)
  • Resume including the names and contact details of three referees

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Applications close 11th November 2018 at 11:59pm AEST (GMT+11)

As part of our commitment to gender equity, we have included a question in the application process on gender. This will allow us to monitor and report on gender in relation to our recruitment process. This field is not compulsory.

Burnet is a child safe organisation. The successful applicant will be required to apply for a Working with Children check and/or criminal record check from the Australian Federal Police.

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