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Organisation : The Burnet Institute

Location : Australia, Melbourne

Work type : Full-time, Contract/Temporary

Sector : Health – General, Research / Medical Research

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 24 Nov, 2020

About the role

Do you have strong health related project coordination experience? Are you seeking a challenging opportunity to work on a ground-breaking project with a meaningful purpose? Then this may be the role for you!

An exciting opportunity exists for a Project Manager to join Burnet’s Viral Hepatitis Elimination team. In this key role, you will assist primary investigators to coordinate the Eliminate Hepatitis C (EC) Australia Partnership, which aims to achieve hepatitis C elimination in Australia by 2030.

You will work in a team environment to provide support in project administration, planning, coordination, monitoring and reporting across the EC Australia Partnership. This role will involve communicating with a range of stakeholders including through the preparation of high-quality reports, briefs and strategy documents.

You will also:

  • Facilitate and coordinate regular working group meetings, to collect input and feedback the overall management of EC Australia and ensure regular reporting to EC Australia chief investigators to allow continuous improvement.
  • Assist in the development of EC Australia knowledge translation publications and resources, including coordinating and delivering workshops and presentations to disseminate evidence-based prevention strategies and preparing policy analysis, literature reviews, grant and ethics applications, research and conference papers.
  • Liaising with representatives from all state and territories through the EC Australia governance structure and providing support into public health research and program development and implementation, policy development, stakeholder engagement and direct reporting back to the executive and advisory committees.
  • Represent the Burnet Institute at project meetings with collaborators, external stakeholders and/or funding agencies.

This position is initially for a 6-month period (parental leave back-fill) with the possibility of extension.

Refer to the attached position description for full details.


Let’s talk about you

You will have experience working in government, community services, advocacy and/ or research addressing public health. Your strong interpersonal skills allow you to engage professionally with a diverse range of stakeholders, and display empathy and understanding when dealing with marginalised people. An experienced Project Manager within relevant health fields, you are highly organised with excellent time management skills which allows you to juggle multiple research related tasks at once. Furthermore, the following qualifications are essential:

  • Bachelor Degree in nursing, medicine or related discipline
  • Master’s degree (or near completion) in public health, epidemiology, psychology, behavioural or social sciences, public health, or a related field

The following experience would also be preferable:

  • Experience in the dissemination/ translation of research findings
  • Excellent engagement skills with a proven ability to build collaborative relationships with a wide range of internal and external clients, partners and stakeholders
  • Personal qualities of energy, initiative, commitment to teamwork and collaboration and respect for others
  • Statistical analysis skills and experience in the use of statistical software such as Stata/SPSS
  • Excellent working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and other database packages

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Burnet Institute

We want you to have a successful and meaningful career at Burnet and are committed to providing a supportive workplace environment for all our people. You will be part of a collaborative culture where progressive leadership, innovation, respect, and excellence are valued. Join a team of talented individuals who are passionate about what they do – improving the health of vulnerable communities around the world.

We offer:

  • A monthly accrued day off for full-time staff
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Generous salary packaging
  • Opportunities for career and professional development


Who are we?

Burnet Institute is a leading Australian, unaligned, not-for-profit, organisation that uniquely links medical research with practical action to achieve better health for disadvantaged communities and help solve devastating global health problems.

Burnet Institute brings together a highly diverse skill base, with more than 400 staff and students working across cutting-edge research and projects to address some of the most relevant global health issues. Institute-wide interdisciplinary health programs Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, Disease Elimination, Behaviours and Health Risks, and Health Security, are at the heart of our daily decision making. Harnessing our international and local field presence, our laboratories, and our mixed development and research cultures drives a greater focus on the most relevant health issues and achieves a greater impact as a result.

Whilst our headquarters is in Melbourne, Australia, we also have offices in Papua New Guinea and Myanmar, and are actively involved in research and public health programs throughout Australia, the Asia-Pacific region and Africa. Burnet is the only unaligned organisation in Australia that has dual accreditation with both the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).


Bring your whole self to work

At Burnet, we foster a diverse and inclusive culture. We want our people to feel like they belong and are free to be themselves at work. We have an active Gender Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (GEDI) Council that works to promote and improve gender equity, diversity and inclusion across the Institute, by developing and implementing strategies informed by both national and international best practice and staff input. Burnet is also participating in the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Pilot of the Athena SWAN Charter.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Project Manager via Pro Bono Australia.



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