Program Coordinator, DNA Zoo Australia

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 25 Nov 2022

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

  • Level 6, full-time appointment on a fixed term basis for 2 years
  • Base salary range: $84,665 - $89,477 p.a. plus 10.5% superannuation

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

DNA Zoo Australia (DZA), research initiative with the University of Western Australia dedicated to generating high-quality genomic resources for Western Australia species and a member of a global comparative genomics consortium. DNA Zoo’s mission is to leverage comparative genomic data to improve ecosystem stability and human health. DZA provides computational and analytic resources to advance scientific discovery through its multi-disciplinary team of wet-lab and computational scientists who work on collaborative projects both within Australia and with the global members of the DNA Zoo community.

About the opportunity

You will manage the administrative and operational aspects of the DNA Zoo Australia program. You will play a key role in designing, coordinating, and managing multiple stakeholder engagements to meet the objectives and help shape the future development of the DNA Zoo Australia program. You will also work closely with the DNA Zoo Australia Director and global stakeholders involved.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in life sciences or other numerical disciplines or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Experience managing mid-sized events (10-100 participants), both face-to-face and on-line
  • Highly developed organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to set priorities and to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, basic web-design and video conferencing
  • Ability to liaise with professional colleagues and industry partners

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 25 November 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Associate Professor Parwinder Kaur on

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 child 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.

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