Graduate Research Officer

Melbourne, Australia
03 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full Time, Continuing position
  • Based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $64,924 – $72,923 per annum pro rata plus up to 17% superannuation contribution

About La Trobe:

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

About the role:

The La Trobe Graduate Research School (GRS) aims to support a dynamic and engaged community of researchers, producing world-class research with impact in society.

The Graduate Research Officer contributes to the operational effectiveness of the Graduate Research School as a member of the centrally located operations team managing the complete candidature lifecycle. The incumbent will primarily work across the application, enrolment, candidature and scholarship functions of the team.

Responsibilities will include:

The primary function of this role is to administer the end-to-end application and enrolment process for candidature and scholarship applications and administer candidature variations and associated changes to scholarships.

The successful applicant will liaise closely with GRS colleagues to ensure accurate processing of candidature and scholarship applications and variations as well as other key stakeholders such as academic staff, graduate research candidates, and other university staff including La Trobe International and Human Resources on graduate research processes.

The successful candidate will also contribute to the development of communications, systems and reporting processes for graduate research operations to enhance the service experience of academic staff and graduate research candidates.

Skills and Experience:

To be considered for this role, you will hold a degree, or a combination of relevant experience and/or training and a demonstrated commitment to delivery of quality and timely service.

You will be proficient with computer systems such as Microsoft Office suite, email and communications systems and have experience working within a team in a busy and dynamic environment.

Time management skills are vital in this role, coupled with strong communication and relationship and stakeholder management skills.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to Apply:

Closing Date: Thursday 13th December at 11.55 pm

Position Enquiries: Ms Raylee Pasalis, Operations Manager, Graduate Research School, TEL: (03) 9479 3395, EMAIL:

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions regarding how to apply for this role, please contact Maddie Newman on +61 3 9479 6418 or

To apply and to view position description please visit and search under current vacancies.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.