Project Manager, Australian Health Research Register
- Part Time opportunity (0.6FTE - 0.8FTE)
- 18 month contract, starting February 2020 (with opportunity for extension)
- Respected global research organisation
- Make an impact on global health outcomes
The George’ is 700+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.
Just a sample of the things we’re doing to have the greatest impact on global health:
- We are identifying better and safer treatments for our biggest killers like stroke, heart disease and high blood pressure
- In many countries, our award winning FoodSwitch smartphone app is helping people make healthy food choices when shopping
- We’ve shown that simple text messaging can help prevent heart attack and stroke. Now, we’re working with Google to roll this out globally to prevent chronic diseases affecting millions of people
- In China, we ran a successful education and awareness program to reduce the amount of salt eaten by people by 25% each day
- In rural India, we’ve shown that mobile technology can help diagnose mental health, as well as help treat cardiovascular disease, and we’re looking at similar approaches to treating chronic diseases in Indonesia and China
- Together with Aboriginal communities in NSW, Australia, we’ve developed an innovative community led program to assist young Aboriginal drivers attain their license, now implemented in a dozen of locations
- We’re developing an affordable dialysis machine, with potential to save millions of lives each year and transform the way kidney disease is treated globally
- And much more...
The George is looking to develop a nation-wide Australian Health Research Register that allows patients and community members to sign up to be contacted directly about future opportunities to be involved in research; and have their routinely collected health data linked and stored in a secure environment for use in approved health research projects. The role will be based at The George Institute but may require travel to other locations predominantly within NSW and Australia.
We are seeking a proactive, self-motivated Project Manager to lead this project, and manage all processes in relation to the Register.
To achieve this you will:
- Manage development and implementation of project on a day to day basis., ensuring project delivery according to project timelines
- Establish a Steering Committee
- Engage stakeholders and consumers in co-design of the Register
- Finalise the Register design, and coordinate the development of the infrastructure
- Obtain ethics approval
- Develop an implementation and marketing plan
- Recruit the first 10,000 participants
- Develop long-term sustainable operating model
- Secure funding for expansion and long-term sustainability
- Develop resources, guides, tools and conduct/organise internal training, as needed
- Lead working group meetings, including monitoring of activities and deliverables within given timeframes
- Manage internal and external communications for the program
- Manage project budget, as required
Your success will be based on a range of your key skills and experience:
- Tertiary qualification in a health, science or research discipline or a combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
- Experience managing and delivering projects
- Good knowledge of funding application processes & requirements in a health research context
- Excellent time management and organisational skills
- Strong stakeholder engagement skills, with excellent written and verbal communication
- Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and the Internet
- Ability to work autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
- Strong focus on quality of work and maintenance of excellent records
- Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities
- Understanding of privacy principles and legislation well regarded
- Willingness to travel
This is a great opportunity for you to work on an exciting new project and make an impact on global health outcomes.
We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.
The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Type of career: Jobs
City: Newtown, Sydney
Application close date: 01/12/2019