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Project Support Officer

Applications close: 
August 12, 2022

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An exciting opportunity to join the Food Agility team on a three-year fixed term position
Applications Close
August 12, 2022

Project Support Officer

About Us

Food Agility CRC invests in world-leading research that will change the way we produce, supply and consume food. Together with our partners, we create new data-driven technology for the agrifood industry, using AI, robotics, blockchain, sensor, advanced data analytics and more.

Our mission is to make Australia’s agrifood system more profitable, sustainable and globally competitive. Our partnership network spans the Australian agrifood and agtech industries and includes eight leading universities. We are funded by our partners and by the Australian Government through its Cooperative Research Centre Program.


The Role

Would you like to take a lead role in creating a digital future for the agrifood sector? We are seeking candidates for the position of a full-time Project Support Officer based in our Sydney or Melbourne office.

The Project Support Officer undertakes a range of project reporting, assisting project review implementation and administrative activities to support the development and delivery of projects, in line with established project plans and objectives for Food Agility CRC.

You will work closely with our Project Managers, COO, and Chief Scientist to help coordinate management and review of Food Agility research projects within these initiatives. You will work closely with industry partners and researchers across the consortium to provide expertise in project management.

Employment Type: Full-time position (3-year fixed term)
Location: Preferably based in Sydney NSW or Melbourne VIC. We are a nationally dispersed team that mostly works from home. We also have an office in Sydney CBD. 
Remuneration: $110,000 package (including superannuation).


Key Accountabilities

  • Provide diverse administrative and related project support, tasks including: maintenance of registers and project databases (through Monday.com)
  • Coordinate and participate in quarterly project reviews (showcases) and provide support to project teams through compilation and distribution of showcase agenda papers, provision of feedback reports, minute/note taking and follow up of issues raised. 
  • Assist Food Agility staff with background research and analysis, including analysis of library and internet materials and survey data. 
  • Contribute to the development and improvement of administrative processes within the Food Agility project team.
  • Participate in partner engagement activities where required, including co-design project workshops, project meetings and regular project team check-ins with CRC partners. 
  • Support the FACRC development of proposals to help researchers structure sound research projects.


Selection Criteria

  • Relevant qualification and or industry experience as relates to business development, project/portfolio management, R&D, innovation/translation and/or administration 
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in project support administrative roles. 
  • Experience in providing a broad range of administrative and project support services to senior level management. 
  • Sound organisational skills, the capacity to undertake and complete several tasks concurrently, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines.
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills, a willingness to learn, and a capacity to build and maintain effective and productive relationship with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team, showing initiative with limited guidance.
  • Experience in the agriculture and/or technology sector will be highly regarded 


About You

You will be someone who is self-motivated, takes pride in your work and who enjoys working within a positive, practical, outcomes focused culture. We have a world-class team, who is well grounded and is committed to the work being done at the cutting edge of innovation in the food and agricultural sector. If you are passionate about the delivery of innovative outcomes, particularly in the context of Australia’s food and agricultural sector, we would love to hear from you.


How to Apply

Specific questions and applications, including a current resume and a brief cover letter outlining your suitability for the position, are to be sent to Dr Mick Schaefer, Chief Operating Officer via mick.schaefer@foodagility.com.

Click here to download the full position description is available here.

CLOSING DATE: Friday 12 August 2022

Please note that applications from agencies will not be considered at this time.

To be eligible to apply for this role you must be located in Australia and legally permitted to work in Australia on a permanent basis.