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Senior Project Officer

LocationAlfred Health
Work TypeFull Time - Fixed Term
Positions1 Position
Job no: 68799
Category: Research, Other Research
  • Fixed term 12 months; Full-time: 76 or 80 hrs + ADO
  • Salary range: $92,586-$112,694
  • Great Staff benefits Incl: Salary Packaging

Alfred Health

Alfred Health is a leader in health care delivery, improvement, research and education. We are the main provider of health services to people living in the inner southeast suburbs of Melbourne, from ambulatory to inpatient and home and community-based services.

  • Fixed term contract: 12 months (with possibility of extension)
  • Full-time : 76 or 80 hours (inclusive of an ADO)
  • Salary range: $92,586-$112,694 (dependent on experience and hours)
  • Based at 553 St Kilda Road
  • Great Staff benefits, Including:
    • Salary Packaging
    • 5 Weeks Annual Leave

The Department

The School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine (SPHPM), Australia’s largest and leading school of Public Health, is at the forefront of healthcare improvement research and teaching, underpinned by expertise in large scale clinical data-management, epidemiological studies and biostatistics. From advancing health information technology to identifying cost-effective treatments, the school’s research is improving the quality and safety of healthcare. The school brings together medical and healthcare experts from a cross-section of specialisations and is Australia’s largest manager of clinical registries and standardised data sets from patients around Australia that help monitor variance in healthcare. The Schools research, teaching and adjunct staff are recognised as thought leaders in public health research and education internationally. For more information about the SPHPM: Public Health and Preventive Medicine - Public Health and Preventive Medicine (

The Cancer Registry Program (CRP) is involved in coordinating the operations of Clinical Quality Registries (CQRs) that include the Prostate Cancer Outcomes Registry-ANZ, the ANZ Thyroid Cancer Registry, the National Gynaecological Cancers Outcomes Registry, the Victorian Lung Cancer Registry, the Bowel Cancer Outcomes Registry and the Upper Gastro-Intestinal Cancer registries. The Senior Project Officer will be required to deliver project and administrative support, and deliver professional project coordination services across the Cancer Registries Program (CRP).

The Role

The Senior Project Officer will provide project and administrative support, and deliver professional project coordination services across the Cancer Registries Program (CRP).

The successful candidate will:

  • Provide senior project management support for activities undertaken to deliver on the objectives of the CRP.
  • Work closely with the CRP senior management team and other internal and external stakeholders to ensure the timely monitoring of project deliverables.
  • Work with the CRP Data Analytics team and academics to support data requests and analytics including research as required
  • Take a senior support role in the development and submission of funding submissions including competitive grant schemes
  • Provide support establishing and maintaining key project related documentation (reports, ethics documentation, project plan etc.)
  • Prepare internal and external reports on project progress and performance
  • Support the effective operation of committees and working groups established as part of the projects
  • Maintain service standards including prompt issues resolution and adherence to privacy, confidentiality and


The appointee will have:


    1. A post-graduate degree in the healthcare sector from a recognised university with subsequent relevant work experience OR an equivalent combination of experience and training.
    2. Sound organisational and project coordination skills, including the ability to manage time and meet deadlines
    3. Well-developed interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to draft documentation and interact positively with a diverse range of stakeholders
    4. Ability to work as an effective member of a team as well as independently under general supervision
    5. Demonstrated understanding of clinical databases, in particular clinical registries.
    6. Demonstrated experience to perform data analytics.
    7. Demonstrated ability to support funding submissions.


  • Access to Salary Packaging and Novated Leasing
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives in addition to discounted health insurance
  • Great work/life balance

For any queries regarding the role, please contact Nik Zeps at [email protected]

Applications Close: 11pm AEST, Wednesday 10th April 2024

Alfred Health is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce that reflects the community we serve.  Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged.

In accordance with the Health Minister's Covid-19 Mandatory Vaccination Order, all Alfred Health employees are required to be fully vaccinated (3 doses) for COVID-19 or hold an acceptable medical exemption. Furthermore, in accordance with the Health Services Amendment (Mandatory Vaccination of Healthcare Workers) Act 2020, health care workers in Category A or B roles (as determined by the department’s risk ratings) are required to be vaccinated against influenza or hold an acceptable medical exemption.