Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Job Title: Research Project Manager - Westmead, NSW
Job Type: Contract
Location: Westmead, NSW
Date Advertised: 28/06/2021


Description: The Westmead Institute for Medical Research (WIMR) is one of the largest medical research institutes in Australia. Our Institute conducts multi-disciplinary research spanning from infection and immunity; cancer; liver and metabolic; neuroscience and vision and cardio-respiratory research. Combining these research themes, our vision is to tackle the most important health issues by progressing our scientific discoveries into cures and preventions that improve global health. WIMR is proudly affiliated with The University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital.

Our Centre for Vision Research are looking for an experienced and motivated Project Manager to oversee the 2nd Australian National Eye Health Survey, a nationwide survey of eye disease which is anticipated to run from 2021 to end of 2023. The position involves frequent travel to States and Territories and coordinating a multidisciplinary team of health researchers.

Major Responsibilities:

Develop and execute survey project protocols from project and resource plans, manage survey through development and implementation stages to meet project milestones.
Oversee all aspects of ethics and governance applications related to the study in collaboration with the Aboriginal Project Officer and Study Statistician.
Determine survey project resourcing requirements, recruit and train staff, and manage development and implementation of the project on a day-to-day basis.
Arrange suitable site rentals, accommodation, transport of equipment and appropriate facilities to conduct the survey.
Develop and manage regular project plan progress reports to the Project Steering Committee.
Present the project details at sponsor presentations, recruitment drives, and governance meetings as required.
Implement secure data storage and documentation.
Assist with drafting final reports, supervise statistical analysis teams, publication of survey findings in government reports and peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences.
Supervise all project staff.

The ideal candidate will have at a minimum a relevant bachelor degree, and this position could provide suitable data and experience to support completion of a higher degree (PhD)

To be successful in this role, you will have:

Bachelor Degree, in clinical eye health or related field is desirable (Vision Science, Clinical Optometry, Orthoptics, Medicine), or higher degree (Masters, PhD).
NSW Driver License
Ability to travel both intra and interstate as required
Experience with clinical or epidemiological surveys. This may involve field work on eye health surveys or other.
Demonstrated project management skills, including management of finances, resources, subcontracts and stakeholder management
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Experience with using diagnostic eye health equipment e.g. slit lamp, OCT machine, retinal camera, refraction.
Experience with clinical research governance requirements. This would include experience communicating with ethics boards, submitting, and revising ethics applications, preparing project updates, managing adverse events according to protocols.
Demonstrated ability to organise and prioritise own workload, sometimes under pressure and with competing priorities.

Benefits of working for The Westmead Institute for Medical Research:

Competitive salary + salary packaging benefits for a NFP.
Convenient location close to Westmead Station.
Excellent facilities in the Westmead Medical Precinct.

Closing Date: 11 July 2021

Applications should include a Resume, and Covering Letter addressing the selection criteria.

All applications will be reviewed but only applications that meet the selection criteria will be considered for short-listing.

We celebrate and embrace diversity and we welcome applications from diverse backgrounds and cultures.


Contact Details: If you have any questions about the role, please contact Lakshmi Waniganayake via lakshmi.waniganayake@sydney.edu.au