Research Development Advisor

Perth, Australia
14 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
14 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, ongoing opportunity
  • Salary range: Level 9 $112,133 - $118,721 p.a. plus 17%superannuation
  • Use your skills in research management within a top 100 University

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

The team

The Office of Research Enterprise provides professional and expert support services to facilitate research excellence and knowledge transfer at the University. It is also at the forefront in executing the University‘s research strategy. The Research Development and Innovation group (RDI) sits within the Office and functions to promote and develop the University’s research performance and profile by actively: (i) identifying research funding opportunities and supporting applications for funding, prizes and awards; (ii) seeking opportunities for engaging with industry, the community and other University stakeholders; and (iii) demonstrating research impact in its broadest sense.

About the opportunity

Under the direction of the Deputy Director, Office of Research Enterprise, and working closely with the Associate Dean (Research), you will pursue new opportunities to involve UWA researchers in internal and external research collaborations.

This includes:

  • Initiating and maintaining programs of work that create collaborations opportunities for UWA researchers.
  • Promoting the faculty's research strengths and work with researchers to match them with funding opportunities.
  • Supporting and editing grant writing, proposal development and result reporting across projects.
  • Leading and managing a team of research support professionals.

You will support the preparation of major bids, including developing business cases and budgets and you will assist with the negotiation of significant external partner contributions for grants involving multiple partners.

About you

To succeed in this role, it is essential that you possess experience in research as a manager or practitioner, including experience in securing funding. You will also be able to demonstrate a sound understanding of the Higher Education policy and of the national research funding landscape, as well as experience relating to technical specialists across multiple disciplines and providing advice to staff at all levels. Excellent writing skills, project management skills and leadership skills are also required.

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description.

Closing date: 14 July 2019

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button. In your application, please include a resume and a cover letter. A statement of key selection criteria is not required.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goal of being a top 50 university by 2050.

We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered.

UWA has been awarded Platinum Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2019).