Career Opportunities: Project Officer (39931)

Are you passionate about improving the lives of Australians living with allergic disease?

  • Attractive Salary $79,624 - $82,834 per annum (pro rata) + super
  • 2-year contract
  • Part time role (22.8 -30.4 hours per week)
  • Applications close 22 March
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The opportunity:

Do you have experience in research and want to be a part of a growing team that is dedicated to allergy research, discovery, and innovation? If yes, then we have an excellent opportunity for you!

The National Allergy Centre of Excellence (NACE) was launched in August 2022 with funding from the Federal Government to develop hubs for allergy research, repository & discovery, evidence & translation and training & innovation. NACE will work alongside the National Allergy Council (NAC) to accelerate allergy research and clinical care to improve the lives of Australians living with allergic disease. NACE provides a national network for communication and collaboration amongst researchers in four Streams: Drug Allergy, Food Allergy, Insect Allergy, and Respiratory Allergy.

The Population Allergy Group, which administers the NACE and the Centre for Food & Allergy Research (CFAR3), is seeking a talented and motivated Project Officer to join their team. The role will span across the NACE Management Office and will provide project and administrative support and ensure coordination between the NACE and CFAR3 activities.

The successful candidate will implement administrative support to NACE PhD scholarship and post-doctoral fellowship recipients in close coordination with CFAR3. They will also support the preparation and documentation of a range of internal and external stakeholder meetings, including drafting agendas, preparing slide decks, and documenting meeting minutes. This role will support report preparation and grant preparation as required. Experience in research is highly regarded.

This role would suit an adaptive and flexible self-starter who is eager to take on additional responsibility over time. This is a part-time role (0.6-0.8FTE), offering an excellent opportunity to work with a growing team dedicated to allergy research and innovation.

If you're passionate about allergy research and are excited about the opportunity to contribute to the National Allergy Centre of Excellence, we encourage you to apply for this position. Don't miss this chance to be a part of a team that is making a difference in the lives of Australians living with allergic disease.

 Your responsibilities include:

  • Take carriage of NACE PhD scholarship and post-doctoral fellowship administration including progress report submission, agreement tracking with administering institutions, monitoring of PhD student personal funding and project grant submissions, coordinating training and the administration of travel grants in coordination with CFAR3
  • Support the preparation of and documentation of key NACE meetings and workshops including NACE Leadership Group meetings, Stream Meetings, Pillar meetings and others as required. Including preparation of agendas, slide decks and minutes liaising with internal and external stakeholders
  • Undertakes a range of project and administrative functions in support of the NACE and coordination with CFAR3/Population Allergy Group’s various project objectives as required

About you:

  • Degree/Honours qualification in relevant field (eg Research, Project Management) 
  • A sound understanding of research and preferably allergy, clinical trial or CRE management
  • An appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation
  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite
  • A sound understanding of research and preferably allergy, clinical trial or CRE management

To be considered, applicants should submit: 

Please submit your application in one combined pdf document.
For more information, please refer to the position description. Any specific questions related to this position should be directed to Tenaya Jamieson at

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