Senior Research Support Officer (Special Projects)

Adelaide, Australia
Tuesday, 4 May 2021
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Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary
Fixed-term, part-time (0.5 FTE) available until 30 June 2023

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 7

Salary Range:
$86,821 - $96,107 (FTE)

Reporting to:
Dean (Research)

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Under broad direction, the Senior Research Support Officer (Special Projects) will work within the College to provide key research development services in support of two special research initiatives in the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences: Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts and the Arts in Health Cross-College Initiative.

The position will provide advanced administrative and research support relating to the planning, development, and project management of the College’s research activities to enhance capabilities and reputation in research.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Senior Research Support Officer is responsible for:

  • Providing a range of research and advanced administrative support to the College and the Director, Deputy Director, Assemblage Management Committee, and to the Arts in Health team.
  • Communicating and liaising with stakeholders, including external research partners, visiting artists, and academics for research development, creation of grant applications, and to provide research outputs.
  • Proactively supporting a diverse range of research activities in Creative Arts and Arts Health and Wellbeing research.
  • Collecting and reviewing literature, completing data analysis, and creating public policy materials.
  • Proactively support management in organising the logistics of special events, research symposia, and functions for outward promotion of research.
  • Attending Assemblage Management Committee and Arts in Health Committee meetings and prepare well-structured agendas, minutes, actions, and research project schedules and timelines.
  • Providing high-level administrative support for a wide range of research projects and programmes, including but not limited to artists in residence; keynote speakers; External Advisory Panel; end user collaborations.
  • Supporting the team in drafting marketing communications for a range of essential external and internal communications.
  • Providing inductions to the University for visiting artists, scholars, practitioners, and other guests, including organising travel logistics for guests.
  • Developing well-written quarterly newsletters and reports.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent experience through combination of work, training and/or education.
  • Substantial research support experience in the Creative Arts and /or Health, or Public Health
  • Demonstrated knowledge of university administrative and operational systems and research software.
  • High level verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to interact effectively with staff and external stakeholders of all levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to research and proactively problem solve, delivering solutions to the team.
  • Demonstrated experience in assisting with preparation of grant applications, articles and reports.
  • Demonstrated high-level organisational abilities including the ability to set priorities and meet competing deadlines
  • A proactive and positive disposition.
  • Some event management experience (desirable).

For application enquiries please contact: Professor Penny Edmonds

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

18 May 2021