Project Coordinator

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime

Job Reference: 819014
1x 24-month fixed term contract – full time
1 x 18-months fixed term contract – full time
1 x 12-month fixed term contract – full time
$92,457 - $99,271 + 17% Superannuation
The Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC)

Data Science now fundamentally underpins the majority of internationally competitive research across all fields and disciplines. As the demand for data science, machine learning, artificial intelligence and computational skills has grown, so too has the need for a dedicated institute that can support the research community.

The Curtin Institute for Computation (CIC) was established to meet this increasing demand for computational modelling, data analytics, and visualisation. It initiates and fosters collaborative, interdisciplinary research and education programs with researchers.

Our computational specialists assist in applying computational methods across the sciences, engineering, social sciences, health science, business, and the humanities to provide innovative solutions to complex problems.
The CIC is a core underpinning of Curtin’s Digital Transformation space.

Innovation Central Perth (ICP)
ICP is Curtin’s Innovation Centre co-funded by global technology company Cisco Systems with the intention to support WA industry with digital innovation. ICP is a Membership-based Centre for WA organisations to tap into the unique capabilities of the Curtin-Cisco partnership. ICP brings students into a larger delivery team to develop digital prototypes and support the adoption of Industry 4.0.
Australian Space Data Analysis Facility (ASDAF)
The Australian Space Data Analysis Facility enables Australian SMEs and researchers to accelerate innovation in their projects and services by supporting access to space data and technologies. ASDAF is funded by the Australian Space Agency and the WA State Government and supported by project delivery partners: the Pawsey Supercomputer Centre, the Curtin Institute for Computation, and the WA Data Science Innovation Hub.
Your new role
We are seeking 3 detail orientated Project Coordinators to join the expanding Digital Transformation Initiative at Curtin. These roles will be industry facing to support the coordination and delivery of student projects, strategic partnerships and industry engagement with data science.

Responsibilities will include:

  • In conjunction with Digital Transformation specialists, liaise with project partners and stakeholders to develop project scope, identify deliverables, timelines and risks, and to develop work plans or grant applications.
  • Supporting the various teams in developing and managing work plans, to ensure timely delivery and efficient resource management.
  • Maintain communication with project partners and stakeholders throughout the duration of assigned projects, to ensure regular exchange of project related information and to initiate appropriate action for issues if they arise.
You will bring to the role
  • Previous professional experience in a Project Coordination role, preferably in the support and development of scientific and/or computation oriented projects.
  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline with considerable relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Outstanding interpersonal and verbal communication skills. The ability to articulate technical concepts to non-technical clients would be an advantage.
  • Professional experience using Project Management tools such as Microsoft Project.
  • Experience in using Atlassian Jira and an understanding of the principles of both Agile and Prince2 project management styles would be an advantage.
  • Experience with computer software packages including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Experience with cloud-based collaborative editing tools would be an advantage.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Well-developed written communication skills with the ability to construct clear and concise reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to operate autonomously as well as an effective team member.
What we offer you
  • Work on real world, cutting-edge challenges connecting academia, research and industry
  • Agile and flexible working environment with great work life balance
  • The opportunity to grow, develop and diversify your own skill set
  • Competitive remuneration package with 17% Superannuation  

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Next steps

Curtin University requires you to provide a cover letter and resume to include sufficient information and examples to allow us to assess your suitability for the role. 

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Contact details

To apply complete the application form below, or for more information contact:

Name: Professor Melanie Johnston-Hollitt
Please apply via the attached link, we cannot accept resumes sent to the above contact

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Applications close:  9pm Wednesday 24th November 2021

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:

  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.

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