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Project Officer

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support


The Kirby Institute

UNSW Medicine



  • Opportunity to work on COVID-19 research project
  • Full time (35 hours/week) Fixed term for 12 months
  • Level 6: $87K-93K plus 9.5% superannuation and leave loading

The Kirby Institute is a leading global research institute dedicated to the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases. Established in 1986 in response to the then emerging HIV epidemic, the Kirby Institute now contributes to knowledge on a broad range of diseases, including viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections.

We are seeking to appoint a Project Officer who will provide administrative and research support to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander COVID-19 Point of Care (POC) Testing Program. The Project Officer will be responsible for coordinating and managing an efficient and effective supply chain related to all consumables, equipment and software required to deliver the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander COVID-19 POC Testing Program. This Program is complex and responds to the rapidly changing COVID-19 public health emergency requiring logistics coordination of test kits and consumables for POC testing to remote sites across Australia in an environment with constraints in national freight services and global test cartridge allocations.

To be successful in the role you will have:

  • Relevant Bachelor of Science degree and/or work experience in a related field, or an equivalent level of knowledge gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience. Knowledge of infectious disease and blood borne viruses, and/or experience working with vulnerable, marginalised, or at-risk populations will be highly regarded
  • Substantial experience in project management and the provision of logistical and administrative support in a similar role within an academic, medical or research environment
  • Previous involvement supporting financial management and processing of payments
  • Strong organisational skills with a proven capacity to work independently, show initiative, prioritise own workload, meet agreed outcomes and problem solve
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team

You should systematically address the selection criteria from the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Download File PD-Project Officer 499979.pdf

Contact: Tanya Applegate, Senior Lecturer


Application close: 22nd September 2020


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