Senior Specialist, Science and Partnerships

Updated: 27 days ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 27 May 2024

  • Drive strategic projects aimed at enhancing Australia's national collaborative and innovative data linkage infrastructure.
  • Part-time appointment (0.8 FTE) on a fixed-term basis to June 2027.
  • Base salary range: $123,330 to $130,504 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% 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 area
The Population Health Research Network (PHRN) is an internationally significant research infrastructure program that is developing and operating Australia's first national data linkage network. The University of Western Australia is the lead agent for PHRN.

About the opportunity
You will play a significant role in the development and implementation of PHRN strategic projects and activities designed to improve Australia’s national collaborative and innovative data linkage infrastructure. You will also write submissions, reports, academic papers and other publications to promote the work of the PHRN nationally and internationally. Most of the activities of your role will be external to the University.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement key strategic projects and activities including the provision of executive support for project control groups and other committees.
  • Establish and build strong relationships with PHRN partners, industry and other collaborators.
  • Develop and influence PHRN strategic planning activities.
  • Develop submissions, reports, academic papers and other publications to promote the work of the PHRN nationally and internationally.
  • Lead science and partnership activities of the PHRN as required.

About You:
To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including experience in scientific and report writing
  • Demonstrated ability to build and develop relationships with external stakeholders including the government, university and private sectors
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with demonstrated ability to work independently to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Knowledge and understanding of linked data infrastructure and/or health and human services research in Australia
  • Experience in workshop and consultation facilitation is desirable
  • Experience with the preparation and presentation of reports to Boards or Committees is desirable

About your application
Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:   Position description - Senior Specialist, Science and Partnerships (517392).pdf

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 Monday, 27 May 2024.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Felicity Flack on 08 6488 8684 or at [email protected]

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

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.


Advertised:20 May 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:27 May 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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