Research Development Officer, Research, Engagement, Development and Innovation

Sydney, Australia
31 May 2019
End of advertisement period
19 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Office of Research, Engagement, Development & Innovation (REDI) is responsible for providing integrated business and research management support for researchers and research activity across the University, with a strong focus on research strategy and development, income generation and ethical review.

The Office of Research, Engagement, Development & Innovation have an exciting opportunity for a Research Development Officer to join their team.

The Research Development Officer works closely with academic staff to promote, advise on, and develop new funding opportunities and applications to rapidly increase the rate of successful grant applications, diversify funding sources and contribute to achieving external research income targets. This is a wide ranging and stimulating position with considerable responsibility that focuses on issues of growth and quality. The primary role of the Research Development Officer is to enable the university to rapidly and sustainably increase external funding of research activity and provide a strong connection with external funding bodies and other researchers in the sector with a view to establishing partnerships with a wide range of external agencies. The Research Development Officer will develop a deep understanding of the needs and potential of researchers and the aims of our research strategy and will work very closely with researchers within a portfolio of Schools, Research Institutes and Research Centres.

The Research Development Officer assists academic staff to identify opportunities and partnerships, increase external funding of research and develop their careers by providing expert advice in submission writing, building academic collaboration and knowledge of the research sector. The Research Development Officer will be responsible for the development of sector best-practice processes and quality assurance mechanisms to achieve the aims of the position.

This is a full-time, ongoing position located at our Werrington South Campus.

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 7 $104,004 to $112,222 p.a. (comprising Salary of $87,885 to $94,829 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquires: Dr Hannah Hawkins, Manager, Grants Development (02) 4736 0928 or

Closing date: 11.30pm Wednesday 19 June 2019