The George Institute For Global Health
United Kingdom

Team Assistant

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About The George Institute


The George Institute for Global Health is an international not-for-profit health research organization devoted to finding solutions for the major health challenges facing populations worldwide and especially disadvantage populations in both higher and lower income countries. The George Institute was established 19 years ago and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. It has annual revenues of about $50 million and employs more than 600 individuals across its facilities in the Australia, China, India and the UK. In each of these countries the Institute has a primary academic partner; in Australia it is the University of New South Wale; in China it is the Peking University Health Science; in India it is the University of Hyderabad and in the UK it is the University of Oxford.  All these academic partners are world-class research-based universities. The George Institute’s global research and development program is focused around four main themes: Chronic and Critical Conditions; Injury Frailty and Disability; Healthcare Innovation; and Health of Disadvantaged Populations. For the past three years, the Institute has been independently ranked as one of the top ten research organizations in the world, in terms of the impact of its research.


The George Institute for Global Health at Peking University Health Science Center, China

The George Institute for Global Health has been conducting research and related activities in China since 2002. The George Institute was established as a separate wholly owned legal entity in China in 2007. The George Institute, China is now officially registered as a foreign non-government organisation. The George Institute’s mission in China mirrors that of the global organization, namely the discovery and implementation of solutions to chronic and disabling health problems through research, policy development and capacity building. The George Institute in China has an institutional affiliation with Peking University Health Science Center. The George Institute in China, located in Beijing, comprises several research program, including stroke, diabetes, nutrition and lifestyle, digital health, and women’s health. . In addition, a social enterprise of the George Institute for Global Health - George Clinical – is co-located with The George Institute China. George Clinical is focused on the delivery of clinical trial programmes for both the Institute and for commercial sponsors and reports to an executive team in Sydney. Together, these groups oversee the conduct of a number of large-scale projects in China, funded by a diverse group of sponsors, both public and private. Currently there are about 70 employees working for both organizations, with additional staff contracted on individual projects.


The Role

The Team Assistant is required to assist the program team with various tasks associated with running a wide range of research projects. Generally, the Team Assistant is responsible for assisting the program team in the research administration, project operation and logistics..


Reporting Relationships

This position will report to the Program Head of Digital Health.


Duties and Key Responsibilities

·                     Manage incoming enquiries, emails and requests for information

·                     Maintain effective time management and organisation of the work conducted by the Program Head

·                     Assist with preparation of presentations, reports, grant applications and publications

·                     Maintain and update Program Head curriculum vitae, list of publications and other academic contributions on program and portfolio management system

·                     Undertake designated administrative duties, including travel arrangements, financial payments, budget monitoring and expense reimbursements

·                     Liaise with and build effective working relationships and provide high level customer service with staff and external clients

·                     Work closely with other administrators across organisation

·                     Assist the program project manager in preparing study documentation, conducting quality control, planning (internal and external) project meetings, filing of project administrative files, maintaining up to date stakeholders’ information


As a Team Member:

· Participate in team meetings and activities related to the program, and the institute as a whole.

· Participate in objective setting, performance management, review of the position and the planning and implementation of personal and career development activities. Actively develop job-related skills.


Occupational Health and Safety

· Comply with OH&S legislation and operate in accordance with established

· OH&S practice and procedures at the George Institute.

· Promote and contribute to a safe, secure environment for staff and visitors.


Skills, Knowledge, and Experience


· Experience in administration role is desirable

· Experience in working in an academic organisation is desirable

· Demonstrated excellent time management and organisation skills

·  Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and SharePoint.

· Excellent attention to detail while remaining able to attend to strategic issues

· Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work well flexibly (i.e. autonomously), in small teams and with a wide range of varying stakeholders.

· Understanding of confidentiality and privacy laws and guidelines relevant to medical research.

· Motivated and able to work independently and unsupervised.

To Apply  

Please send your CV in English and Chinses to with the subject of " Project Assistant " before September 30, 2018