Senior Project Officer

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 20 Feb 2024

Job no: 0061519
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time/Part-time (0.8 FTE considered); Continuing
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department: Melbourne Academic Centre for Health
Salary: UOM 8 – $115,137 - $124,622 p.a. (pro rata for part-time) plus 17% super

  • Provide high-level support to the MACH Executive, offering authoritative advice, overseeing clinical trial activities, and contributing to key programs in alignment with the MACH strategy.
  • Take the lead in MACH clinical trials initiatives, providing strategic support, and actively contributing to the realization of MACH goals, playing a crucial role in advancing health research initiatives.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The Senior Project Officer at the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) will offer high-level support to the Executive, playing a key role in providing advice on various issues, strategies, and activities. With a focus on clinical trial activities, the officer will lead projects to harmonize governance, contribute to strategic initiatives, provide input into the Australian Clinical Trials Education Centre, and facilitate effective communication among committees and working groups.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead projects to harmonise clinical trial governance across MACH partners and liaise with other Victorian health services.
  • Assist the MACH partners with the development and implementation of new initiatives which are of relevance to the MACH members.
  • Provide strategic input into the Australian Clinical Trials Education Centre.
  • Provide advice, analysis, and recommendations to support the preparation of key strategy documents, effective and influential submissions, reports, and high impact presentations.

Who We Are Looking For
The successful candidate will combine a relevant tertiary degree with extensive experience in clinical trials, project management, and effective communication, demonstrating stakeholder engagement and flexibility. They should excel in managing confidential matters within a complex business environment.

You will also have:

  • A relevant tertiary degree with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.
  • Demonstrated project management experience and the ability to prioritise competing projects and demands.Highly developed communication skills with demonstrated expert writing skills and demonstrated experience in researching
  • A strong track record of being able to engage and influence at multiple levels of an organisational with a focus on delivery and stakeholder management.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Your New Team – “Melbourne Academic Centre for Health“
The Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH) is a collaborative venture involving top healthcare providers, research institutes, and the University of Melbourne. Recognized by the NHMRC as an Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre (AHRTC) in 2015 and re-accredited in 2022, MACH is part of the Australian Health Research Alliance. Following the Academic Health Science Centre model, MACH focuses on accelerating research translation, addressing health challenges through interdisciplinary research, delivering precision care, and nurturing future healthcare leaders. With 19 partners, MACH collaborates extensively to fulfill its mission of becoming Australia's premier health transformation partnership.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne
We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself
The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience

Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Brett via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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