Curtin University of Technology

Curtin University of Technology

Project Officer - Business Development


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Job Reference: 1123311

The Centre for Crop and Disease Management The Centre for Crop and Disease Management (CCDM) at Curtin University launched in April 2014 as a co-investment between the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Curtin University. The CCDM is a major investment in research training, crop disease-focused research activity and infrastructure. The Centre includes a new high-quality research facility at Curtin, used for research and development to sustainably reduce the impact of important grain pathogens and ultimately, to provide solutions to reduce the impact of diseases on farm business resilience. The Centre's activities integrate molecular sciences with field-based agronomy to generate new avenues to breed disease-resistant germplasm and to assist farmers to sustainably utilise a full range of disease control options. The CCDM has three themes of activity with several projects in each theme. There is strong interdisciplinary collaboration within the Centre and active collaboration with leading national and international scientists.

To find out more about the centre, please visit our website: https: // www.

Your new role Due to growth within the Centre we have a brand-new opportunity for a positive and proactive person to join CCDM and support the delivery of our research outputs to industry. This role will develop and implement processes to effectively manage the outputs of CCDM. This role requires an efficient individual with outstanding communication skills and the ability to liaise with a range of diverse internal and external stakeholders. As an integral part of our operations, you will have the opportunity to develop your skills in a team that encourages collaboration and new ideas.

In this role you will…

  • Coordinate the development and implementation of systems, processes and procedures for the efficient and effective management of the research outputs for CCDM
  • Monitor and report on the research outputs by collation of information and analysis of data
  • Develop and manage databases for IP, material and data, in consultation with researchers, external and internal stakeholders.
  • Resolve operational problems and facilitate improvements.
  • Assist in identifying opportunities, impacts and risks, supporting the Centre Leadership Team.
  • We are looking for someone with…

  • Completion of a relevant degree with subsequent relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant work experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and productively within a team, but also to take initiative and work independently while managing competing demands.
  • Highly advanced interpersonal, written and oral communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of people.
  • Excellent time management skills, with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities, manage multiple tasks and meet competing deadlines by using judgement and initiative.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to manage competing tasks with a high level of accuracy and detail.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and oral communication skills with the ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of people.
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills with the ability to interpret information and data.
  • To learn more about this opportunity, please contact CCDM Director, Mark Gibberd, [email protected]

    Join us!

    Your application should include a cover letter and your CV. About us CCDM is part of the Curtin School of Molecular and Life Sciences The school, comprising of the Disciplines of Agriculture & Food, Chemistry, and Ecology, delivers outstanding education programs in these and related topics such as Agribusiness, Environmental Science, Coastal and Marine Science, and Biochemistry.

    The school strives to act as a source of independent and expert advice to industry, government, and society, and to carry out research and development with relevance to the regional community.

    To find out more about the school, please visit our website: https: // molecular-life-sciences/facilities/

    For more information on our university, please visit www.

    One of the world's most liveable cities, Perth offers a sunny, Mediterranean climate, natural beauty in the shape of magnificent beaches, beautiful wineries, one of the world's largest inner-city parks, and an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping, and cultural experiences. Applications close: Monday 2nd of October 2023.

    Applicants should note that prior to appointment, you will need to have a current National Police Records check, undergo character, integrity, and reference checks. Please note that this position may be subject to a WA state government vaccination mandate. If requested, you will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status prior to employment. If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1). Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

    Job details


    Project Officer - Business Development


    Curtin University of Technology




    September 18, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 20, 2023

    Job type



    Agricultural Science,Biology,Chemistry,Geosciences,Physics

    About the employer

    Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

    The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

    We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

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