We’re hiring!

1 March 2018

We have an exciting opportunity available for a Regional Research Coordinator to facilitate and coordinate our research in tropical north Qld. Located in the Gulf of Carpentaria/Cape York region, this key position includes research coordination, communication with stakeholders, organisation of workshops and meetings, and promotion of Hub outputs to partners and research users.

Key duties

  • Provide advice and assistance to NESP Northern Hub researchers and staff concerning research planning, on-country activity and meetings and other relevant regional resources and activities.
  • Work with the Hub to produce relevant communication products and undertake activities to communicate NESP Northern Hub activity in the Gulf of Carpentaria/Cape York region.
  • In consultation with Hub researchers, assist with organising meetings and field visits, including logistics, facilitation, pre-meeting briefings, and face to face follow-up where needed.

About you

A key influencer, you will enjoy developing close working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including research leaders, traditional owners, industry, government and the community to support innovative and commercially astute research partnerships.

You will also have

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work collaboratively and negotiate with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Good understanding of key research users and stakeholder groups in the Gulf of Carpentaria/Cape York region.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures  and institutions.
  • Well-developed organisational and time management skills with the ability to apply sound judgement, manage competing deadlines and achieve targets.

We would also like to welcome our new Communications Officer, Patch Clapp, to our Knowledge Adoption and Communications team in Darwin. Patch comes to the Hub from James Cook University where he was working as a Media and Communications Intern with JCU’s Coastal Research Group while finishing his Science/Journalism degree. Originally from Melbourne, Patch has expertise in videography and photography which, together with his journalism background, will bring added communications capacity to the Northern Hub. You can contact Patch on patch.clapp@cdu.edu.au

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