Senior Administration Officer, Research Management

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

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration) 
Salary package: $82,371 - $94,817 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Several positions available. Full-time Continuing and Fixed term - 12 month

Position Overview

The Senior Administration Officer (Research Management) is a key administrative role delivering high quality administrative research management services to scientists within a supportive team environment.

The successful applicant will be an experienced administrator with the ability to prioritise competing deadlines and interpret and provide strategic advice on policy and guidelines.

They will have a strong customer service focus with well-developed liaison skills, and the ability to exercise judgement and initiative. Excellent administration and organisational skills are essential, together with the ability to problem solve and work cooperatively as a member of a team. Experience in research management (preferably with grant review experience) will be an advantage but is not essential.

The position sits within the College of Science Research Office which offers a stimulating environment within one of the best universities in the world. Creativity and collaboration are strongly encouraged. On the job training and professional development opportunities are provided to support you to reach your full potential in this exciting role.

The Research Office is part of the College of Science services team delivering high quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of research and education for the ANU College of Science. Befitting the University’s place among the top 20 universities on the planet, our academics produce research that changes lives and life, as we know it. They are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, and to the sustainable, secure and equitable use of global resources. Our students learn from these world-class researchers.

Proudly supporting this academic enterprise, the College of Science services team fosters a dynamic working environment where collaboration and communication are valued, problems are met with innovative solutions, and change is embraced. This allows our highly skilled staff to influence best practice within the University, and to make significant contributions to process and system improvements. To us, a good leader is one who leads by example, empowers others, and invests in people, their career and development.

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For further information please contact Samantha Francis, T: (02) 6125 6589 or E:

Closing Date: 5 December 2021

Position Description: PD SRMO6-7.pdf

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here

Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

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