Graduate Research Policy and Impact Officer, HEO 7

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Mawson Lakes, Australia
$85,467 - $96,150 per annum + 17% super + leave loading
22 May 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Seeking an outstanding and dynamic individual to join the Graduate Research Development team based in the Research and Innovation Services located at Mawson Lakes campus
  • Accelerate your strategic experience in an innovative research-connected environment
  • Salary range: $85,467 - $96,150 per annum + 17% super + leave loading

About the Job

We are looking for an exceptional policy & reporting specialist to join a creative and flexible team in an ongoing role as Graduate Research Policy & Impact Officer. This is an exciting opportunity for an inquisitive, detail-oriented and organised individual to take the next step in your career in Australia’s University of Enterprise.

You will drive the development, implementation and review of policies; inform decision-making through high-level reporting; and contribute to strategic projects within the Higher Degrees by Research (HDR) portfolio.  Working with the Dean Graduate Studies, senior committees and stakeholders internal & external to the university, you will also contribute to outcomes as part of the Graduate Research Development team, which are focussed towards excellence and transformation in research degrees and research degree training.

Skills and Experience

To be successful, you will have appropriate tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and extensive relevant experience of policy development and implementation preferably in a Higher Education, research and/or HDR-linked capacity. You will bring strong data science skills and experience analysing and interpreting complex datasets. You will have excellent analytical, research and writing skills to enable the effective synthesis of complex information and data, as well as a proactive approach to identifying strategic business needs.

Well-developed communication skills, diplomacy high-level policy management, written and analysis skills are essential for this role.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions.  We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge.  Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address.  Please provide your responses to the remaining essential and desirable criteria as part of your cover letter to help further identify your suitability for this position.  For further information about the recruitment process, you can contact Julie Bennett, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700. For further information about the position, you can contact Claire Jackson, Associate Head Graduate Research via email to using job reference number 1789.

Applications close: 11.30pm Thursday 20 June 2019

How to apply:

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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

For further support, contact Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or email and you will receive a response within one working day.

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