HTQ is recruiting: Principal Project Officer

07 September 2023

About this opportunity

The Principal Project Officer will play a key role in the delivery of Health Translation Queensland's (HTQ) clinical research and translation program of work. This position will work across a number of HTQ's work priorities to deliver a wide range of project-related activities across all phases of the project life cycle, from initial scoping and planning through to post-project evaluation activities.

The role is responsible for a range of activities across the relevant phase of project delivery, including (but not limited to) coordinating project plans, implementing project monitoring and evaluation mechanisms; ensuring project outcomes are delivered on time and within budget; engaging with key stakeholders and overseeing the project budget.

Key details:

  • HTQ is hosted by The University of Queensland - Faculty of Medicine: Join a university ranked in the world's top 50
  • Achieve work-life balance with 36 hours/wk, purchased leave, WFH and more
  • Based at Herston, Brisbane
  • Full-time (100%), fixed-term position through to 30 June 2026
  • HEW level 7 - the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,254-$101,680, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $109,107-$118,966 annually
  • Apply via UQ Career Portal - Job Reference Number R-29708
  • Application deadline: Wednesday 20 September 2023 at 11.00pm AEST

Key responsibilities:

  • Providing high-level project support to the Research Governance and Facilitation Team, under broad direction, coordinating aspects of the project life cycle, including planning, monitoring, and evaluation activities as relevant to the project phase/s.
  • Developing project-related documentation and other materials including (but not limited to): tender evaluation documentation; project plans; scoping documents; evaluation documents; project reporting templates; project updates and other communication materials; post-project reporting.
  • Planning and coordinating project-relevant engagement activities, events and education sessions including related digital communication and marketing activities.

About you

  • Bachelor Degree in a relevant discipline with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or training
  • Demonstrated experience in a project management role, including the ability to prioritise tasks, work to tight deadlines, anticipate future requirements and resolve issues
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills using judgement and reasoning in interpreting situations and providing accurate and consistent advice
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills, including flexibility and proficiency in using a wide range of computer and web applications to achieve a high standard of communication and promotional materials
  • Demonstrated ability to work on own initiative and collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team, and to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders of all levels
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work under pressure, including the ability to balance competing priorities within tight timeframes, respond to new and unexpected events, and appropriately escalate issues
  • Experience in health care, health research, clinical trials environments

In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Background checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Senior Manager, Research Facilitation Manager, Dr Helen Breathnach

For application queries or a full job description, please contact stating the job reference number (R-29708) in the subject line.

How to apply

All applicants must apply via the UQ Career Portal (Job Reference Number R-29708). Note, if you are external to UQ, click on 'UQ Careers (External)'. If you are an existing UQ staff, click on 'UQ Careers (Internal)' and apply via Workday.

Upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • comprehensive cover letter addressing the 'About you' section above
  • resume.

Applications close Wednesday 20 September 2023 at 11.00pm AEST. Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Tuesday 26 September.

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