First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research - Project Officer

University of Queensland
February 15, 2023
Offerd Salary:$74,378
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  • First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research Program within the School of Public Health

  • HEW Level 5 + 17% superannuation

  • Full time or Part time (minimum 0.8FTE), Fixed-term appointment for up to 4 years

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

  • Closing date: Wednesday 15th February 2023 at 11:00pm AEST

  • UQ Careers: R-21787

  • Acknowledgment of Country

    The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

    About the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research Team ( FNCWR)

    The First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) Program is led by Professor Gail Garvey within the School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine. The vision of the FNCWR program is innovative and community-driven research that supports and empowers Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to achieve optimal health and wellbeing.

    The FNCWR Program is Indigenous-led and a multidisciplinary program that uses innovative methodologies which are culturally sensitive and appropriate, and incorporate co-design principles. Our Program is supported through major competitive funding including NHMRC and ARC grants such as Centre of Research Excellence (CRE), MRFF, Partnership grant, Targeted Call for Research to build a National Network of First Nations Researchers.

    About This Opportunity

    We are looking for a project officer with strong coordination, time management and communication skills, to work in and support the research team to successfully implement and evaluate a NHMRC research project.

    The Project Officer supports the delivery of projects by completing a range of activities including coordinating project planning, project communication, stakeholder engagements, project documentation, project deliverables, and other duties as required.

    This role is subject to The University's Code of Conduct.

    Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the successful delivery and administration of all aspects of the project cycle, including planning, delivery, monitoring, and evaluation to support the successful completion of projects.

  • Developing and maintaining project-related standard operating procedures and assurance of standards and logistics whilst coordinating the management of project documentation.

  • Organising and supporting the delivery of project-related activities, events, consultation activities and meetings.

  • Supporting relationship building and maintenance with partner organisations by undertaking data entry, retrieval, and document management.

  • Coordinating project communication, including the drafting of emails, documents, and other materials.

  • Coordinating a range of administrative activities to support the project team.

  • Utilising a range of desktop-based programs and management information systems.

  • About You

  • A degree or diploma in a relevant discipline with subsequent experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education training.

  • Project Management and multi-tasking experience, with an agile and flexible approach

  • Problem Identification and Solution Driven

  • Excellent oral, written and stakeholder engagement communication skills

  • ​Experience using project management programs or the ability to quickly learn these skills

  • Demonstrated skills in providing a high level of customer service, including effective interpersonal skills.

  • Effective time management and problem solving skills

  • What We Can Offer

    This is a full time or part time (mnimum 0.8 FTE), fixed-term position at HEW Level 5, for up to 4 years.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $74,378.89 - $82,842.92 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $87,023.30 - $96,926.21 per annum.

    The following flexible employment options may be available for this role: some working from home; variable start or finish times; compressed hours; purchased leave; flex-time. There may be opportunity for additional hours or extension of contract, pending research grant outcomes.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


    To discuss this role please contact Professor Gail Garvey.

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    About the Selection Process

    To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline or will not be accepted.

    Other Information

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion . We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity , LGBTQIA+ , cultural and/or linguistic , Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples , or people with a disability . Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee of the University, or hold an unpaid or affiliate appointment with the University, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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