First listed on: 24 February 2021

Research Project Manager 

  • 12 months fixed term full time position
  • Predominantly based in the Australian Hearing Hub at Macquarie University
  • Attractive base salary plus 15.4% super

About the National Acoustic Laboratories (NAL)

NAL is the research division of Hearing Australia, a Statutory Authority under the Commonwealth Department of Human Services. The research that NAL conducts has a strongly practical focus and is critical to helping people lead more fulfilling and productive lives. This is in line with our essence of caring and our purpose of having a positive impact.

About the role

We have a unique opportunity for an experienced Project Manager to join our NAL team. The successful candidate will work with the Project Management Office (PMO) to closely manage various NAL research projects, focusing on the schedule and cost.    

The key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with research area heads and project leads to ensure that all aspects of the project are successfully managed
  • Managing project plans, schedules, resources, budgets and expenditures using standard project-tracking software
  • Ensuring projects adhere to the PMO framework and all documentation is completed for each project
  • Organising, attending and participating in stakeholder meetings where appropriate
  • Documenting and following up on actions where required
  • Documenting and managing risks by being pre-emptive
  • Providing regular feedback to senior management on the status of projects and flagging any potential issues and risk ahead of time

The successful candidate must have:

  • 3+ years of experience in a project management role
  • Prince2 or similar project management qualification
  • Experience working in a research environment desirable
  • Strong written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Competency in Microsoft Office 365
  • Experience with standard project management software

Please submit your application via our careers website. Your application should include a resume and a covering letter that demonstrates how your experiences make you the ideal candidate for this role (in alignment with the job description).

If you would like to learn more about us, then please visit our website at

The National Acoustic Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer operating under Department of Human Services. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples are encouraged to apply.

Why work for NAL? 

At NAL, our mission is to lead the world in hearing research and evidence-based innovation to improve hearing health and transform the lives of people with hearing difficulties. A career with us is rewarding because you are helping to positively impact people’s lives and improve Australia’s hearing health.


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