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The Australian National University

Project Support Assistant

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 4

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 4 (Administration)
Salary package: $60,260 -$65,487 per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing (Contingent Funded) 

Position overview:

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels. 

The ANU Medical School educates and develops medical graduates that practise medicine with compassion, conscience and professional excellence and extends the boundaries of medical knowledge through research, sharing this knowledge with patients and colleagues, locally, nationally and internationally. The School partners with a number of healthcare organisations including ACT Health, Calvary Healthcare ACT, hospitals and community practices throughout the ACT, south east region of NSW and in remote NT to provide early and regular access to clinical teaching and training. The Medical School is committed to extending the boundaries of medical knowledge through research, and in providing a research led educational experience. Research spans a wide range of medical disciplines, with laboratories and offices at Acton Campus and the Canberra Hospital Campus. Collaboration encompasses ANU medical and health sciences, and universities, governments and industry bodies, attracting national and international researchers and higher degree research candidates. The Medical School operates in accordance with the Australian Medical Council accreditation standards for education, training and assessment in all phases of medical education.

The Project Support Assistant will assist in the delivery of the activities of the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN). ACATLGN is part of the consortium delivering the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health, a national network that will transform the delivery of support for children at risk of mental health difficulties through new innovative approaches. The Network works from the ANU Medical School which is located at The Canberra Hospital.

The successful applicant will have strong administration skills as well as excellent communication skills, a high level of time management and attention to detail in administrative tasks/processes with demonstrated ability to plan and organise own workload, determine priorities and meet conflicting deadlines.

For more information, please contact Nicola Palfrey T: 0405 267 476 or E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information:

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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