First listed on: 18 January 2022

Project Officer 


Acknowledgement of Country

CSIRO acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land, sea and waters, of the area that we live and work on across Australia. We acknowledge their continuing connection to their culture and pay our respects to their Elders past and present. View our vision towards reconciliation.

The Opportunity

  • Endless opportunities to grow & develop your career.
  • Supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment.
  • Join CSIRO and support Australia's premier scientific organisation! 

As the Project Officer you will be responsible for the Program’s administrative tasks including the student enrolment and onboarding processes, milestone management, and communications with internal and external stakeholders, including Graduate Research Staff within Universities, industry partners, students and academics.

Your duties will include:

  • Undertake end to end administrative processes with respect to student enrolment, admission/onboarding, coursework and engagement activities, milestone and examination processes, in collaboration with university partners.
  • Liaise with clients to anticipate their needs, ensure the relevance of the activity and achievement of team objectives, take personal responsibility for guaranteeing client satisfaction, and correct problems promptly and in a constructive manner. 
  • Under general direction provide a discrete support service, and participate in the planning of activities, frequently encountering ambiguity and showing initiative in interpreting policies and procedures. 
  • Using discipline expertise develop and review policies, procedures, systems and make recommendations to guide management decisions. 
  • Communicate openly, effectively and respectfully with all staff, clients and suppliers in the interests of good business practice, collaboration and enhancement of CSIRO’s reputation.

Location: Brisbane, Sydney, or Melbourne preferred
Salary: AU$85,361 to AU$96,573 pa (pro-rata for part-time) + up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of 5 years
Reference: 81121

To be considered you will need:

Under CSIRO policy only those who meet all essential criteria can be appointed.

  • Relevant trade certificate/diploma/bachelor’s degree or equivalent relevant work experience in cohort and industry based higher degrees by research programs.
  • Ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders to achieve a high level of trust and respect to influence outcomes and communicate findings.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and analyse complex or ill-defined problems and develop and deliver appropriate alternative solutions. Demonstrated ability to ensure data integrity and compliance, proactive problem identification lead, and recommend appropriate responses to resolve issues. 
  • Flexibility, initiative, and agility to manage multiple priorities and support various staff needs.
  • Experience in handling information of a confidential nature.

For full details about this role please view the Position Description


To be eligible to work in CSIRO you must be an Australian Citizen, Permanent Resident or either hold, or be able to obtain, a valid working visa.

The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent. Additional integrity checks may be required for specific roles which require security clearance for working with children, Australian Government cybersecurity requirements or other identified security roles.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

6th February 2022, 11:00pm AEST/AEDT

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