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Positions available - October 2017

 

Research Coordinator

 
Reports To:
Director Research, Education and Training
 
Key Role
To coordinate CRC project investments that meet the needs of regulatory end users in alignment with the PBCRC’s Strategic Plan.
 
Role
The position will work with Research Coordinators and in-kind Program Leaders to each manage a portfolio of PBCRC research projects.
The role is targeted at project management with exceptional skills ensuring the delivery of all reporting and contractual requirements.
The Coordinator will be a member of the Science Committee which oversees the science portfolio. In addition the Coordinator will be responsible for managing the Horticulture end-user Advisory Panel.
The Coordinator will assist in pursuing Program research priorities and have input into the science.
The Coordinator will work closely with the Commercialisation, Impact and Delivery Manager to ensure those aspects of the research project portfolio are covered.
 
Key Responsibilities
Represent CRC research at selected plant health committee sub-committees.
Contribute to ensuring research quality at each stage of PBCRC projects.
Provide management support with respect to agreed science directions.
Support IP management and monitoring and evaluation of projects.
Active support of delivery activities at project, program and portfolio levels,including commercialisation opportunities.
Support promotion of PBCRC science outputs and outcomes.
General support and representation of plant biosecurity RDE and PBCRC activityin a range of fora, through stakeholder liaison and existing and new networks.
Enhance and ensure PBCRC's reputation.
 
Selection Criteria: Essential
Demonstrated project management skills with particular relevance to researchrelated to Plant Biosecurity policy and operations
Able to operate effectively as part of a team, contributing positively to teamoperations and working relationships
Able to contribute ideas and demonstrate initiative and flexibility
Demonstrated analytical and research skills
Ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences
Ability to work with the minimum of supervision
Degree in Science or equivalent
 
Selection Criteria: Desirable
Background in environmental science or agriculture.
Understanding of the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre
Program’s technical and political landscape and the capacity to support and
enhance its reputation
 
Selection Criteria: Personal Attributes
A dynamic self-starter with an ability to work independently and cooperatively
with teams from diverse organisations.
Genuine ability to anticipate needs and use initiative, judgement, tact and to
maintain strict confidentiality.
Proven ability to establish priorities and maintain a flexible approach.
Demonstrated commitment to a high level of personal performance.
 
Employment Conditions
 
This is a 0.8 FTE or full time position based in Canberra, unless otherwise negotiated.
 
Remuneration range (incl super) - $75,000 to $115,000 dependant on qualifications
and experience.
 
Contract to 30th June 2018. Immediate commencement.
 
Applications
Please submit the following information to recruitment@pbcrc.com.au
1. Covering Letter addressing the Selection Criteria
2. Curriculum vitae including the names and contact details of at least three
referees
Note: Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
 
Closing Date: Friday 6th October 2017 at 5.00pm AEDST