Project Manager

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Australia,
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 05 Jun 2024

25 May 2024
Job Information

Research Field

Educational sciences
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

5 Jun 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

To be defined
Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description
  • Lead a $1M annual project focused on broad-acre cropping, driving solution-driven communications, promoting sustainable farming practices.
  • Collaborate with industry stakeholders and manage a dynamic communications and extension team, having national impact assisting farmers to increase productivity by reducing weed incursions.
  • Level 9, full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 12 months with commencement in July 2024 or as soon as possible
  • Base salary range: $123,330 - $130,504 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment


Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and isa member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The UWA School of Agriculture and Environment is in one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. Surrounded by a wealth of agricultural, natural, and mining resources, our location allows us to produce innovative research with worldwide application.

WeedSmart is a national extension project targeting farmers and agronomists with solution-driven messages to encourage the adoption of diverse farming practices to combat crop weeds.  The WeedSmart Perth-based team are members of The Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) - a research group supported by Grains Research & Development Corporation and The University of WA. AHRI works to develop programs targeting crop weeds and herbicide resistance, investigating molecular and agronomic solutions to produce more crop and fewer weeds.

About the opportunity

As a highly motivated and experienced Project Manager, you will oversee the efficient functioning of the WeedSmart project. This pivotal role involves planning, coordinating, and resource allocation, ensuring the success of this project’s initiatives. You will lead Advisory and Annual General Meetings, maintain relationships with existing financial and in-kind research partners, and actively seek new partnerships. Knowledge and experience in the broadacre agricultural industry will assist you to collaborate with industry and research stakeholders and guide the strategic direction of national outcomes.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills, demonstrating a sophisticated insight into a wide range of roles, relationships, behaviours, attitudes and motives, and an ability to motivate, persuade and negotiate to achieve strategic and operational objectives
  • Substantial relevant marketing, communications, and publicity experience with high-level skills in initiating and delivering engaging digital media and in-person events
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage complex financial and human resources to achieve strategic and operational objectives
  • Proven ability to plan and act at both strategic and operational levels
  • A demonstrated ability to provide leadership to staff and a commitment to providing an environment of respect, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability to facilitate staff well-being and professional aspirations
  • High level of conceptual and analytical skills with a successful record of addressing identified problems and identifying and applying innovative and practical solutions
  • Knowledge and/or experience in the Australian broadacre cropping industry.

Note: Provision of a Current “C” class driver’s license will be required for the successful applicant.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   PD - Project Manager 517240.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 5 June 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Lisa Mayer at [email protected]  

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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