Westmead Institute for Medical Research

Job Title: AEEHS Research Project Manager: Centre for Vision Research
Job Type: Contract
Location: Westmead, NSW
Date Advertised: 15/03/2023

Description: Our new Research Project Manager will be responsible for†managing the Australian Eye and Ear Health Survey (AEEHS):† a nationwide survey of eye and ear disease.††

The position involves frequent travel to States and Territories for field work with responsibility for leading and managing recruitment and clinical examination teams. The teams comprise a multidisciplinary group of culturally diverse health researchers from a range of backgrounds, and higher degree research students.

The position would suit a candidate with experience leading a research project/survey, who enjoys the challenge and traveling to different cities, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and rural communities in Australia. It could also suit someone who is interested in pursuing a PhD, with several topics available.

You will work with a team of leading researchers and academics to develop expertise in the latest eye and ear epidemiological techniques, and gain experience interacting with government bodies and advocacy groups. You will hold overall responsibility for team culture, engagement, and performance, in order to deliver project milestones on time and on budget.

Main activities:

- Determine survey project resources, recruiting and training, designing timetables and managing the project on a day-to-day basis.

- Arranging suitable site rentals, accommodation, transport of equipment and set up and appropriate facilities to conduct the survey.

- Regular field work on site with travel interstate and to regional and remote locations.

- Accountable for on-site recruitment, hiring and training local recruitment staff, overseeing door knocking and flyer distribution.

- Providing regular project plan progress reports to the Project Steering Committee.

- Representing the Survey at sponsor presentations, recruitment drives, governance meetings as needed.

- Manage survey implementation stages to meet project milestones.

- Assisting writing up the final reports, and publication of survey findings in government reports and peer reviewed scientific journals and conferences.


- Bachelor's degree†or higher in clinical eye health or related field desirable (Vision Science, Optometry, Orthoptics, Medical Science or Medicine).
- NSW Driverís License
- Ability and willingness to travel interstate as needed for on-site supervision.

Desirable Skills (not all required)

- Experience with Leadership of clinical or epidemiological surveys.
- Experience in using diagnostic eye health equipment
- Experience communicating health findings to professionals.††
- Leadership in project management
- Significant experience in people management
- Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities

WIMR welcomes applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage

Salary: $90,000 - $100,000 + Super + Salary packaging available

Contact Details: Please submit applications to:

Applications close 13 April 2023

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