Business Analyst / Project Manager

Job No: GEORGE156
Location: Newtown, Sydney

  • Full time (Part time considered)
  • 6 month fixed term contract with potential extension
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

Application close date: Friday 27th September 2019

The George’ is 700+ people focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. 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. Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact.

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...

We are seeking a Business Analyst / Project Manager to join our growing organisation. Aligned to our CORE focus area of Quality and Innovation, the George is undertaking implementation of a database solution whose primary objective is to be the single point of truth for all funding, project and output activity for the Institute globally. The Business Analyst / Project Manager role is required to fulfil, assist with and coordinate activities at all stages of the software development lifecycle for the new system implementation, which includes requirements gathering, documentation, planning, workflow design and development, configuration, testing and go-live activities.

To achieve this you will:

  • Mapping of current business workflows, detailed system functionality and reporting requirements
  • Gap analysis
  • Project management including vendor and stakeholder management
  • Design and development of new workflows in the new system
  • Data migration tasks including data collection requirements documentation, data review and validation, cleaning and mapping of data across the existing and new systems
  • Definition of system roles and responsibilities, access and permissions
  • Interfacing specification requirements, development of mapping tables, technical configuration, testing and vendor management for interfaced systems
  • System configuration tasks, user acceptance testing and implementation
  • Change management and roll out tasks across all offices globally
  • Preparation of systems documentation, data dictionaries, end user manuals and training materials
  • Complete assigned tasks in line with agreed timelines and budget
  • Demonstrate commitment to The Institute’s organisational values, including performing to an exceptionally high ethical standard and focus on integrity, collaboration and teamwork in all efforts 
  • Comply with Work Health and Safety legislation and operate in accordance with established Occupational Health and Safety practice and procedures at the Institute
  • Promote and contribute to a safe, secure environment for staff and visitors

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


  • Tertiary qualified, experience as a Business Analyst in operational improvement systems implementation or data projects
  • High level attention to detail with a focus on accuracy and quality
  • Well-developed analytical skills including the ability to analyse and interpret complex information from numerous sources, prepare and present analysis and reports
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written), interpersonal, collaboration and leadership skills
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills with capability to identify process improvement opportunities
  • Ability to learn and apply new technologies, concepts and processes quickly
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities
  • Experience with implementing research management systems or other operational workflow systems in the research or university sectors
  • Experience with documenting requirement specifications, project plans, test scripts, test plans, user stories, project reports, systems documentation, end user manuals, training material, change management plans and materials
  • Technical experience with systems configuration in a Software as a Service environment, custom IT system developments and setting up system interfaces
  • Proven track record of successful system implementations
  • Ability to work across the full software development life cycle
  • Experience with project management, change management and vendor management


  • Experience with clinical, health or medical research highly regarded

We are reviewing applications as soon as we receive them, so please apply now!

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.

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