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Senior Research Project Coordinator

University of NSW

The National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) was established at the University of New South Wales by the Commonwealth Government in 1986 to extend the knowledge base required for effective treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug related problems and to enhance the overall research capacity in the drug and alcohol field. The Centre is highly regarded, both nationally and internationally, for its contribution to drug and alcohol research. For more information go to https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/.

The Senior Research Project Coordinator will be overseeing key parts of the Drug Trends program. The Drug Trends program is an internationally renowned system which NDARC has coordinated since 1996. The program is key to identifying emerging problems in substance use in Australia and providing impetus for policy responses and intervention. The Drug Trends program is entering an exciting new phase, adopting novel methods to respond to new challenges in monitoring substance use (e.g., online drug marketplaces, availability of new psychoactive substances) and innovative communication strategies to reach national and international audiences. https://ndarc.med.unsw.edu.au/program/drug-trends

About the role:

  • Fixed-term, Full-time contract until June 2022 (extension will be funding dependent)
  • $95K - $103K (+ 17% Superannuation & Leave loading)
  • Sydney, Australia based

The Senior Research Project Coordinator position is a diverse role that involves project and employee management, as well as providing oversight of the planning, execution, and evaluation of the annual cycle of data collection, analysis, interpretation, and dissemination. This role is integral to the smooth running of the program, and is key to keeping stakeholders, employees, collaborators, and people who use drugs involved and connected to the Drug Trends program. The role of Senior Research Project Coordinator reports to the study Chief Investigator and has four direct reports.

Please review the position description for more details on the role requirements.

Skills and Experience:

  • Honours degree in psychology, public health, health sciences, or social sciences or broader science/health discipline.
  • Experience of overseeing the day-to-day management of staff, including managing workflow, training and mentoring staff, and ensuring a productive and positive work environment.
  • Excellent organisational skills with experience in research project management. This includes the ability to work independently, prioritise tasks, and meet deadlines. Previous experience coordinating multi-site research projects would be advantageous.
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis and data management.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to contribute to research outputs and reports for diverse audiences.
  • Experience complying with ethical, legal, and policy requirements. Experience interacting with marginalised or at-risk populations would be advantageous.

You will need to have full working rights for the duration of the contract as sponsorship will not be offered. Background checks will also be required.

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