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Research Program Manager

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Work type: Part time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support, Project Management

Research Program Manager

Employment Type: Part Time (28-hour week)

Duration: Fixed Term role until 31st May 2024

Remuneration: $111K - $125K FTE (plus 17% superannuation and leave loading)

Location: Kensington, NSW

UNSW Medicine & Health is ranked globally as one of the top 50 medical faculty’s; with a vision to improve the health of our community. Under the leadership of Professor Vlado Perkovic, the UNSW Medicine & Health Strategy (Health25) positions our research, education, and health precincts as key elements to building impact in ways that are dynamic and progressive

Why your role matters  

As the Research Program Manager, you will be responsible for coordinating all aspects of the “Community Health Workers (CHW) Extending Care into the Community in research”, study and other research on CHWs being conducted by CPHCE.

The study commenced in May 2021 with a codesign phase.  The trial is due to commence in May 2022 at four urban hospitals in Sydney Local Health District (SLHD). The aim of the project is to develop, implement and evaluate the impact of a Community Health worker Network (CHN) delivered model of care supporting the transition of care from hospital to the community for patients who are aged or have chronic conditions on patient health and health service outcomes.

The Research Program Manager reports to the Scientia Professor and has 4 direct reports

Further details of the responsibilities are available in the attached Position Description on Jobs@UNSW.

Who you are

To be successful you must have:

  • A postgraduate degree in a health-related or social science discipline and/or relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in health services research and evaluation, together with demonstrated research skills in data collection via interviews and questionnaires, data management and analysis.
  • Demonstrated understanding and experience in the production of research outputs such as publications, presentations, and other translational impacts.
  • Previous experience in the implementation, coordination, and management of complex studies in health services.
  • Demonstrated project management skills including the ability to manage budgets, prioritise a range of tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to communicate at senior levels with a range of stakeholders, affiliated organisations, program staff and community organisations. Previous experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
  • Demonstrated ability with data management and analysis using computer systems including databases (Redcap) and qualitative (NVivo) and statistical (for example SPSS, SAS, R) software.
  • An understanding of, and commitment to, UNSW’s aims, objectives, and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

To Apply: Please submit your CV and Cover Letter online

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

Contact (For job related queries only):

Jamie Cutler: Talent Acquisition Consultant                          E:

Applications close: 11.55pm on Monday 11th July 2022

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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