First listed on: 18 December 2018

Project and Research Officer - BABY1000 Study 


Charles Perkins Centre (CPC)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Portfolio
Reference no. 2357/1118F

  • Opportunity to progress the BABY1000 Study development and related projects, provide high level academic and administrative support
  • Full-time fixed term for 10 months
  • Remuneration package: HEO 7 base salary $92Kp.a. plus leaving loading and generous superannuation benefits

About the opportunity 

The Project and Research Officer – BABY1000 Study will progress the BABY1000 Study development and related projects, provide high level academic and administrative support and assist the work of the Project Leader, the Academic Director, Charles Perkins Centre, the Scientific and Management Committee and other relevant stakeholders.

The BABY1000 Study is a flagship project node at the CPC, crossing domain and theme boundaries, investigating the modifiable risks and interventions before and during pregnancy, and beyond, that contribute to the future development of ODCD and related disorders.

In this position, you will:

  • manage the planning, establishment and implementation of the BABY1000 Study and coordinate the individual projects related to the Study
  • develop briefing materials and other agenda items to be used by the Scientific and Management Committee and Advisory Board in its decisions
  • support the Project Leader and Charles Perkins Centre Academic Director in approaching, or maintaining links with key research groups in this area, seeking advice on issues that will influence the decision making on the BABY1000 Study
  • develop and manage effective working relationships with key University groups and service providers.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Project and Research Officer – BABY1000 Study who possesses:

  • PhD and / or equivalent relevant postgraduate research qualification
  • significant experience and training in a health-related background and/or population studies and/or clinical trial
  • demonstrated experience in literature searching, critical appraisal, synthesising evidence and generating conclusions
  • skills in the use of research management and statistical software such as EndNote, SPSS, STATA, SAS or equivalent.

About us

The Charles Perkins Centre

As a pan-University research and education program, the Charles Perkins Centre will focus Sydney’s unique mix of disciplinary depth and strengths to advance our knowledge and understanding of these diseases, their cause and societal impacts.  The Charles Perkins Centre will support a collaborative academic environment that creates new knowledge and methodologies and supports their effective translation into innovative approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of ODCD and related conditions.  The contexts for studies will include impacts on individuals and communities, the management and avoidance of ODCD, and the role of government in the development of health services, health policy and approaches to alleviate health and economic impacts. 

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 2357/1118F to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 13th January 2019

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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