Project Officer (Research Infrastructure and Partnerships)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 19 Apr 2024

  • Project manage and coordinate the implementation of audit recommendations for UWA's research infrastructure, collaborating to develop sustainable policies and frameworks
  • Level 8, full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 12 months
  • Base salary range: $106,775 - $116,709 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

Office of Research

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a 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 Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) provides strategic leadership and oversight of the management of the University’s central research infrastructure. The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) is supported by teams in the Office of Research to support the development and implementation of UWA’s research strategy in alignment with the institutional values.

About the opportunity

You will project manage and coordinate the implementation of solutions to recommendations from an audit of UWA’s Research Infrastructure policies and practices with a focus on lifecycle renewal across the institution.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues and staff across the University to assist in developing policies and frameworks to achieve sustainable operation of UWA research infrastructure.

About you 

You will be a motivated individual with the ability to work across multiple projects offering solutions to diverse problems, often with tight deadlines. You will be an excellent communicator, engaging with multiple stakeholder groups including academic staff, University Executives, industry partners and funders, and enjoy working in a team environment.

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Extensive experience in project management including experience in stakeholder engagement and process development
  • Substantial relevant experience in compliance auditing and governance, including the implementation of new governance models across established teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (including working papers, audit queries and reports) together with sound interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational and problem-solving skills with the demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Experience in financial management is desirable
  • Knowledge of the higher education sector, specifically the research environment and the role of research infrastructure in a research-intensive university is desirable

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Project Officer – (Research Infrastructure and Partnerships) 517012.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

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 Friday, 19 April 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Caroline Chapman 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.


Advertised:05 Apr 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:19 Apr 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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