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Administrative Support Officer

Curtin University of Technology - Perth, WA

Administration & Secretarial
Source: uWorkin

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  • $65,589 - $68,926 plus 17% superannuation
  • 12-month, fixed term contract - full time
  • Commencing March 2021

Job Reference: 672473
  • 12-month fixed term contract – full time
  • $63,233 - $66,509 + 17% Superannuation
  • Commencing March 2021
Curtin University is ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2020 and QS World University Rankings 2020) and is placed 17th in the world for universities less than 50 years old (QS Top 50 Under 50 2021). Curtin is WA’s most preferred university, with highly engaged industry-facing partners. A major global player, with well-integrated campuses in Singapore, Malaysia, Mauritius and Dubai.

Centre of Clinical Research and Education

The Curtin Centre for Clinical Research and Education (CCRE) was established in 2017 and is based within the School of Population Health in the Faculty of Health Science at Curtin University. Our mission is to improve health outcomes at the individual, community and population level through the generation of evidence based on the conduct of world class clinical research and education.

The focus of the CCRE is on cardiovascular diseases, but we also have an interest in other areas, including nutrition, musculoskeletal disease, oncology and ageing.

Your role

We are seeking a positive and pro-active self-starter to provide broad support to a team of professional and academic staff in the School of Population Health and undertake general administrative activities that support the day-to-day operational effectiveness of the team and their research operations.

In this role you will…
  • Provide administrative support across all areas of the CCRE including, but not limited to, the Clinical Trials Unit, Healthy Living Clinic and the Clinical Trials & Data Management Centre.
  • Schedule and co-ordinate meetings, events, agenda and minutes to ensure the smooth operations of the CCRE.
  • Prepare documentation as required (e.g. reports, minutes of meetings, correspondence), using the full range and features of MS Office applications
  • Engage with a range of internal and external stakeholders, sponsors and government departments to maintain positive working relationships.
  • Monitor the team’s freephone number, website and refer incoming enquiries from potential trial participants.
This position would suit a professional with excellent use of initiative accompanied with strong interpersonal skills. This role is broad ranging within its scope and requires an efficient individual with excellent time management skills who can work independently as required.

Why choose Curtin?
  • An innovative, scientifically stimulating University, with close connections to public and private health organisations;
  • A nurturing and supportive environment that focuses on supporting early career researchers and teachers to reach their full potential;
  • Easily accessible location with great parking, bus station and end of trip facilities;
  • A vibrant campus with gym, childcare, wellness programs, medical and counselling services;
  • We are ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide (ARWU 2018 and QS World University Rankings 2019).

For further information on Curtin and all of our employee benefits visit https://about.curtin.edu.au/jobs/

We are looking for someone with…
  • Completion of a diploma qualification with relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Extensive experience in coordinating the administrative requirements of a busy office.
  • Flexible approach to work and the ability to apply skills to a varied range of different tasks.
  • Excellent communication skills, highly organised with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to manage multiple and competing tasks.
  • Demonstrated advanced computer skills, particularly in the Microsoft suite of applications.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, with the ability to use discretion and knowledge to determine appropriate actions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively as part of a team.
  • Previous experience within a health or research setting is desirable.
  • Previous experience utilising Wordpress software would be advantageous.
Next steps

Please apply on-line with a cover letter and resume to enable us to assess your suitability for the role. If you require reasonable accommodation to participate in the recruitment process please advise in your cover letter.
To view a copy of the Position Description, please copy and paste the following link into your browser:

Applications close: Wednesday 10 February 2021, 9:00PM

Contact details

If you have a query in relation to the application process please contact our careers team on curtincareers@curtin.edu.au or call Tara Hallissey on 08 9266 2563.

Inclusion and Diversity at Curtin

We are committed to ensuring that Curtin has an inclusive environment, free from harassment, in which all students, staff and the community feel respected, valued and welcome.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disability, women, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and are committed to making reasonable adjustments to enable people with disability to participate fully in our recruitment, selection and appointment processes.

We have received recognition in this area:
  • Voted one of Australia’s Inclusive Employers for 2019-2020 (Diversity Council of Australia).
  • Have become one of the first Universities to receive accreditation for an Elevated Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Achieved Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation (2018-2020).
  • Voted 16th best workplace for new dads in Australia (HBF - Direct Advice for Dads, 2019).

Curtin reserves the right at its sole discretion to withdraw from the recruitment process, not to make an appointment, or to appoint by invitation, at any time. We reserve the right to remove the advert earlier than the date on the advert.