Research Centre Coordinator

Research Centre Coordinator

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research is a not-for-profit organisation that strives to improve breathing and sleep health through world-class research, clinical care and education.

Our newly-established Woolcock Centre for Chronic Diseases of Ageing is working to forge new ground in the understanding of chronic health conditions common in ageing, including sleep apnea and other sleep disorders and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and how these conditions relate to cognitive decline and neurodegenerative diseases such as dementia. Through our Centre, we will discover new approaches for early diagnosis and treatment of age-related sleep and respiratory disorders and translate those discoveries into world-best clinical practice. 

The Centre is seeking a full-time or part-time (0.8 – 1 FTE) dynamic professional to become an integral part of our Research Centre. This opportunity will see you responsible for providing high level administrative and research support to the Centre and providing executive support to the Director. The role will be a 1 year contract with the possibility of extension to July 2025.  

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage research program activities, processes and investigator meetings
  • Facilitate application processes for funding rounds
  • Coordinate and perform project administration tasks including managing progress reports, budget and reconciliation
  • Prepare meeting agendas and take minutes
  • Coordinate and organise team events
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders
  • Provide general administrative support to the Director and team as required

Essential Criteria

  • Background in research administration and /or project management
  • Excellent planning, organisational and administrative skills
  • High level of initiative, drive and attention to detail
  • Able to take direction from the Director with experience working independently and as part of a team
  • Highly computer literate and able to generate reports from databases
  • MS Office proficiency, especially Word and Excel
  • Exceptional communication skills with stakeholders
  • High level of discretion and sensitivity when dealing with confidential information
  • Flexible attitude to work requirements
  • High standard of professionalism and ethics

Desirable Criteria

  • Graduate degree in a relevant field
  • Experience working within a health care setting


  • Opportunity to join Australia’s leading sleep and respiratory research organisation
  • Salary Packaging options
  • Being part of a dedicated team

How to apply

If this sounds like something you would be interested in, please apply by sending your CV and Cover Letter (including responses to the selection criteria above and a summary demonstrating experience in all key responsibility areas) via email to

Questions about the role can be directed to Dr Angela D’Rozario, Director, Woolcock Centre for Chronic Disease of Ageing at the above email address. Applications will be considered as they are received. 

Please Note: The Woolcock Clinic is a private health facility that follows the Public Health (COVID-19 Vaccination of Health Care Workers) Order 2021: Health care workers will need to have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by 30 September 2021 and both doses by 30 November 2021 to continue working for NSW Health or a Private Health Facility

Residency Requirements: Australian citizens and Permanent Residents only (incl. New Zealand Citizens)

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