Research Administrator

Sydney, Australia
17 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Medicine, UNSW

School of Women’s and Children’s Health

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best
  • Sydney, Australia

 At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations.  With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW.

The Centre for Clinical Genetics is a major genetics unit based at Sydney Children’s Hospital. NSW Health Pathology’s Randwick Genomics Laboratory is a major genetic diagnostic laboratory. The clinical and laboratory departments have a close collaborative relationship across a range of research projects. In particular, Mackenzie’s Mission is a major national research project which aims to study all aspects of reproductive carrier screening (RCS), with a view to national implementation of screening.

The Research Administrator will provide administrative assistance to the NSW Mackenzie’s Mission Lead and to other genetics researchers in both the clinical department and the laboratory. The position is based in the Centre for Clinical Genetics but may also involve some administrative duties in relation to laboratory activities, particularly for Mackenzie’s Mission.

About the role

  • $72-82K p.a. plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • 36 months Fixed Term position
  • Full-time (35 hours/week)

The Research Administrator will provide support for research grant grant submission including updating CVs in grant applications, publication management and uploading publications to the UNSW open access repository. Contribute to the maintenance of the Mackenzie’s Mission website and assisting with communications, including with medical practitioners who are recruiting for the project.

Manage study mail, including sending recruitment packs to participants and tracking sample receipt after completion of online consent forms. Maintaining records of expenditure of research funds, arrange travel bookings, accommodation and conference registration as required. The role also requires assisting laboratory staff with ordering and maintaining inventory. Furthermore, providing general administrative support to the team and the Mackenzie’s Mission lead, including clinical administrative requirements is also a part of the role.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Experience in research administration, or an equivalent level of knowledge and competency gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Demonstrated experience of administrative support in an academic research environment
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyse and solve administrative problems to provide accurate and appropriate outcomes
  • Proven high level organisational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, with excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Competency in a range of computer skills and demonstrated ability to learn and implement new systems

To Apply: Please submit your CV, cover Letter and responses to selection criteria nominated in the Position Description.

Contact: Emma Francis

Applications close: 5th May 2019

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UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply

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