Senior Advisor Research Development

Melbourne, Australia
$95,965 -$107,770 p.a. + Superannuation
02 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
11 Nov 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Convenient CBD Location
  • Full-Time- Fixed Term Position until 29 Mar 2019
  • $95,965 -$107,770 p.a. + Superannuation

Our Organisation

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise. Our mission is to help shape the world through research, innovation, teaching and engagement, and to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work.

The College of Science, Engineering and Health comprises four Schools delivering a broad range of programs at apprenticeship, certificate, bachelor, masters and PhD levels. Many programs articulate between vocational and higher education, creating pathways for further study.

In the 2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject, RMIT is 11th in the world (highest ranked in Australia) in Art and Design, and 26th in the world (fourth highest in Australia) in Architecture and the Built Environment. We are also among the world's top 100 universities in Engineering (Civil and Structural; Electrical and Electronic; and Mechanical, Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing); Accounting and Finance; and Business and Management Studies).

RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines.

The Role

The Senior Advisor, Research Development will be required to provide strategic guidance, advice, and support to researchers within the College of Science Engineering and Health (SEH) on grant writing.

Your Responsibilities

The position will be responsible for reviewing and revising research funding applications, as well as contributing to the development of research grant writing capability in College and Schools. The role will work within the College Research Office and closely with the Research Office, Research & Innovation Portfolio, to identify funding opportunities and relate these to suitable academic staff by keeping abreast of current and emerging research strengths and priorities.

Skills & Experience Required

You will have demonstrated experience in developing and writing research funding applications, preferably in the tertiary education sector within a scientific discipline. A working knowledge of ARC and NHMRC grant schemes and experience reviewing applications and recommending improvements to make them competitive will be desirable.

To Apply

For further information please contact Caroline Northwood on +61 3 9925 2730 or to view a position description visit and search using job reference number 571655.

Applications close on Sunday 11th November 2018.

This role will require satisfactory confirmation of a Working with Children Check.

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.