The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Project Officer (Part-Time)

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  • Flexible, Part-Time role; 12 month contract
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

The George is 600+ 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.

We are seeking a enthusiastic, self-motivated Project Officer to support contract work carried across the Institute.


To achieve this you will:

  • Undertake regular monitoring, screening and the dissemination of Requests for Tenders (RFTs) and Requests for Quotations (RFQs) for contract research relevant to the Institute.
  • Compile and keep up-to-date organisational information required for RFTs, RFQs and contracts.
  • Maintain relevant CRP/contracts databases and provide summary reports as required.
  • Assist with internal and external enquiries and communications, and liaison between internal teams and functions.
  • Assist with preparation of CRP documents including RFT/RFQ responses, proposals, applications, Document Execution Requests, Contract detail, Progress reports.
  • Provide support to contract research teams e.g. communication with clients, stakeholders, partners / collaborators; monitor contract research progress against timelines; assist with compiling reports.
  • Communicate with internal teams and services/functions with regards to commissioned research e.g. obtaining status updates, making and following up on internal requests.
  • Fielding general enquiries with regards to commissioned research.
  • Conduct desktop research e.g. identifying potential sources of business, contract research partners and collaborators, key stakeholders.
  • Conduct literature reviews and produce summary tables.


Your success will be based on a range of your key skills and experience:

  • Tertiary qualifications in science or healthcare discipline.
  • Proven proficiency with Microsoft suite of packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Excellent written language communication skills and ability to draft a wide range of documents.
  • Strong verbal communication and interpersonal skills to liaise with a variety of people in a wide range of settings.
  • Ability to conduct desktop research including literature searches.
  • Experience with collating information and producing summary reports in tabular and written forms.
  • Demonstrated organisational, priority setting, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team.
  • Strong focus on quality of work.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities.
  • Experience with working within a health/medical research setting advantageous
  • Experience with contract work in some capacity desireable (preferably health research context)
  • Knowledge of key stakeholders in health research in Australia desireable


We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, 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 LGBTI+; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.