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Research Coordinator - Centre of Research Excellence

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Who Are We?

At Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries. We believe that no question is too impossible to try and answer. We are renowned for our cutting edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health.

MCRI is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability. We are committed to creating a positive working environment which values all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster an inclusive culture that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and a culture based on respect, consideration and dignity.

The Opportunity

Our team has a Centre of Research Excellence in Cerebral Palsy (CP-Achieve) to address the needs of adolescents and young adults with cerebral palsy. A part-time coordinator position is funded as part of this Centre. The role of the Co-ordinator is to assist in the planning, organisation and implementation of the many activities of the Centre which involves both consumers and investigators from around Australia. There are also three overseas investigators from Canada and Sweden. The Research Coordinator supports the team to deliver projects or training in a timely fashion, to be a contact point for the Centre of Research Excellence and to assist in the administrative and financial duties of the Centre.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to

  • Creating and maintaining quality information resources (databases, secure file-share arrangements, spread-sheets) to ensure continuity of knowledge and information across teams and projects.
  • Managing the budget of the Centre of Research Excellence including liaison with the Finance team of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
  • Liaising with, and fostering relationships, between internal and external stakeholders.
  • Assisting in the communication strategy of the Centre of Research Excellence.
  • Arranging meetings of investigator groups and taking minutes when necessary.
  • Arranging educational activities, including advertising, securing venues, organising audiovisual equipment, preparing handouts and ordering refreshments if needed.
  • Managing the website.
  • Coordinating the management and production of educational material to a high standard, for example, fact sheets and brochures, including Knowledge Transfer resources.
  • Assisting in the production of reports pertaining to the Centre of Research Excellence.
  • Making appropriate arrangements for interstate and overseas visitors, including speaker venues, hotels, transport.
  • Coordinating PhD student contracts, stipend letters and offers.

Selection Criteria

  • Tertiary qualification in BSc or BA or related discipline plus an appropriate level of expertise gained from a combination of experience, training or professional accreditation.
  • Experience in effective and efficient project management including participating in the planning and coordination of projects.
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated computer skills, including spreadsheets, database programs and word processing.
  • Ability to produce high quality resources and manage a website.
  • Well organised and reliable.
  • Commitment to strict attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritise conflicting deadlines and manage the delivery of work product.

Whats in it for you

  • 2 Year Contract (Possible Extension).
  • Part Time (19 hours per week).
  • Attractive Salary $77,305 -$97,063 per annum (pro rata) + Super (with Salary Packaging).
  • Flexible Working Options also available for the right candidate.
  • Ongoing Career Development and Training.
  • Paid Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Health and Wellbeing Program and an Employee Assistance Program.

Apply Now!!

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A position description is attached.

Any specific questions not answered in the position description should be directed to Dinah Reddihough dinah.reddihough@mcri.edu.au using the subject line: Research Coordinator - Centre of Research Excellence enquiry via EthicalJobs.

In one document only please include your:

  • Cover Letter
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria
  • Resume

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact recruitment@mcri.edu.au using the subject line: Research Coordinator - Centre of Research Excellence enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Only applicants who address the key selection criteria will be considered. Applications will only be considered when submitted via the MCRI website.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all MCRI and VCGS workers must have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by no later than 29 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated by no later than 26 November 2021, unless a medical exception applies. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID-19 Digital Immunisation Certificate/s as part of our pre-employment requirements.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

Should you require any specific support or adjustments please talk to us and we will be happy to accommodate.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check and a Working with Children check is compulsory.

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