Project Manager, Join Us

Job No: GEORGE402
Location: Newtown, Australia

  • Part Time (0.6 - 0.8 FTE) opportunity
  • Fixed term contract, May to 31st December 2022 (with opportunity for extension)
  • Hybrid working arrangements available, with a combination of office and virtual work

The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As 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 better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
  • Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
  • Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health.

Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit 'what we do' to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.

A primary challenge to doing research in Australia is the capacity to identify quickly and efficiently the patients and community members eligible and interested in participating. Join Us (www.joinus.org.au) is a nation-wide disease-agnostic research register established in 2020 with the dual goals of facilitating recruitment to human health research studies done in Australia and enhancing access to routinely collected health data. It is based on the successful Scottish Health Research Register ‘SHARE’ which enables the streamlined and broad-based involvement of patients and the wider community in research. Briefly, individuals consent to their data and contact details being held within a secure database that can be used to identify opportunities for their involvement in future research projects, and to be linked in an ongoing way to routinely collected data. 

The Project Manager will manage the continued development of the Join Us Research Register that allows patients and community members to sign up to be contacted directly about future opportunities to be involved in research; and have their routinely collected health data linked and stored in a secure environment for use in approved health research projects. Support for the role will be provided by a Senior Research Fellow and the Executive Director. 

Duties and Key Responsibilities

  • Engage stakeholders and consumers, including organising Partner Organisation and Advisory Committee meetings
  • Obtain ethics approvals
  • Contribute to development of annual plans
  • Monitor and report against annual objectives and deliverables
  • Work with Senior Research Fellow to develop long-term sustainable operating model
  • Help with securing funding for expansion and long-term sustainability
  • Manage the Join Us email inbox
  • Manage internal and external communications for the program, as required
  • Manage project budget, as required.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Tertiary qualification in a health, science or research discipline or other relevant experience
  • Experience in managing health-related projects
  • Strong stakeholder engagement capacity
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience managing and delivering projects and/or ability to develop these skills
  • Excellent time management and organisational abilities
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)
  • Ability to work autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong focus on quality of work
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing priorities
  • Willingness to travel, if required.

For more information, please see the Position Description here.

The closing date for applications is midnight, Sunday, 22nd May 2022. We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.

Please apply now!

Our big and bold mission to improve the health of millions of people worldwide needs a diverse and innovative team to deliver it. So we foster a dynamic, inclusive and flexible workplace where each individual can bring their best selves to work.

Everyone is encouraged to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with a disability, LGBTIQ people and mature-aged adults.

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