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Project Officer

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Work type: Part time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Project Management & Support, Strategy

Project Officer


  • Part-time 0.5FTE, Fixed Term Contract.
  • Based in Hobart.
  • Provide support to facilitate and coordinate research tasks

Menzies is one of Australia’s leading health and medical research institutes and is recognised worldwide for its research excellence. Menzies’ mission is to perform internationally significant medical research leading to healthier, longer and better lives for all Tasmanians.

STOPstroke is Australia’s first program of research dedicated to stroke prevention, with investigators from a range of institutions around Australia and New Zealand. The STOPstroke program has three research themes: (1) better prediction of who is at risk of stroke, (2) better management of those at risk of stroke, (3) real world modelling and effectiveness of interventions for the prevention of stroke.

The Opportunity

Under the broad direction of the Chief Investigator, the Project Officer will be focussing on STOPstroke research theme 2; “better management of those at risk of stroke”. The project will involve working with stakeholders across the health system and community to improve support for people after stroke.

The position will support the coordination design and implementation of a pilot program to increase referral of people with stroke into existing health services, such as cardiac rehabilitation, that can improve quality of life and reduce the risk of recurrent strokes.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Working with the investigator team, coordinate the development of the program in a timely manner through engagement with partners (e.g. allied health, Stroke Foundation, Heart Foundation, health professionals) and the organisation of end-user consultation workshops.
  • Coordinate the research related to the pilot program, including ethics approval processes, participant recruitment, protocol and survey development, data collection and management.
  • Develop and implement optimal lines of project communication between investigators, partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Prepare and submit reports and be the main point of contact for all internal and external bodies, undertaking general administrative duties and maintaining records to audit standards.
  • Assist with the finance and budget management and undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • Completion of a bachelor degree (preferably health-related) with relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated experience in the coordination of complex, medium to large-sized projects where there are significant human and financial needs.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to be self-directed, manage competing priorities and to use initiative, innovation and problem-solving skills for day-to-day coordination of the study and achievement of milestones and deadlines.
  • Proven experience in conducting research, including ethics approval processes, development of surveys, recruitment, data management and quality control.
  • Excellent writing skills, with demonstrated experience preparing reports and submissions for scientific and management purposes. Basic data analysis skills and experience desirable but not essential.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $102,353 (pro-rata) comprising base salary within the range of $80,675 to $87,481 (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation.

COVID-19 Update:

The University of Tasmania recognises that this is critical for the workforce at the University to protect the safety of our workforce and vulnerable Tasmanians.

Applicants for this role must be prepared to provide evidence of Covid-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide the following supporting documentation:
    • Resume;
    • Cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role;
    • Your responses to the success criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Seana Gall, Principal Research Fellow, or 03 6226 4728.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Friday, 20 May 2022, 11.55pm

Download File Position Description - Project Officer.pdf

To be eligible for this position, you are required to have Australian citizenship, permanent residence or a current valid visa that allows you to fulfil the requirements of this role.


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Applications close: Tasmania Standard Time

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