Administrative Officer, Research and Executive Support

Canberra, Australia
Thursday, 18 November 2021
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 5 December 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5
Salary Package: $73,316 - $79,979 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, Fixed Term up to 12 months

The Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI) is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and organised Administrator to support the Executive and provide broad general support to staff, students and visitors.

About the Mathematical Science Institute (MSI)

The MSI is one of the leading mathematics departments in Australia.

The MSI, within the ANU College of Science, aims for research and educational outcomes of the highest quality. The Institute comprises approximately 49 academics and seven professional staff members and is located in a new modern, sustainable, award winning building with state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities.

The MSI offers a variety of courses and programs catering to undergraduate, Honours and postgraduate students. The MSI currently teaches 1960 undergraduate coursework students, and there is a combined total of 108 students in the Honours, MSc, MPhil and PhD programs.

The Mathematical Sciences Institute sits within the ANU College of Science. To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook.

Position overview

The Administrative Officer (Research & Executive Support) will provide high quality administrative support to the Mathematical Sciences Institute (MSI), ANU College of Science. This will include supporting MSI’s world-wide collaborative research program by coordinating various international conferences, Alumni and Friend’s events, ANU Open Day, Careers Market and an extensive visitor program. Together with supporting the Director and MSI Executive team, diary management, website management and general administration relating to financial and HR processing within the School.

The successful candidate will join an internationally recognised leading team of academics and will work as part of a supportive professional staff team.

We are looking for a highly-organised candidate with excellent verbal and written communication skills, demonstrative attention to detail, well-developed IT skills, including familiarity with Microsoft Office suite and other online data management platforms.

For further information, please contact:

Mandy Gordon, MSI School Manager  T: 02 6125 52957, E:

Closing Date: 5 December 2021

Position Description: PD ANUO5.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A one page statement outlining your motivation in applying for the position and your suitability for the role, with reference to the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

The successful candidate will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

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