Research Support Assistant

4 days left

Adelaide, Australia
12 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
27 Jan 2021
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Part Time

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:


Position Summary

Continuing, part-time (0.5 FTE)

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 5

Salary Range:
$71,596 - $79,016 (FTE)

Organisational Unit:
Research Development and Support (RDS)

Reporting to:
Senior Research Support Officer

Under general direction, the Research Support Assistant will provide research administrative support to RDS, College(s) and related Institutes and Centres.

This role provides research administration support and assistance to researchers with the submission of grants and tenders, research data capture, communicating research activities and capabilities and providing secretariat support to Committees and/or working groups.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Research Support Assistant is accountable for:

  • Providing administrative and research support for researchers within a College(s) and its Institutes and/or Centres.
  • Investigating and assembling information on a wide range of issues for communication to a wide internal audiences including Heads of Colleges and Flinders University researchers.
  • Producing and editing reports, presentations and other documentation. Maintaining databases and web pages.
  • Providing administrative support to relevant committees and working parties which may include facilitating the preparation of agendas and meeting papers, minute taking, and follow up actions.
  • Performing the administrative aspects of the preparation and submission of applications for grants and tenders.
  • Identifying and disseminating information about research and funding opportunities through a range of communication channels.
  • Communicating about research related matters with staff.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a degree, or equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills, together with the ability to engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to apply analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and monitor work flows.
  • Demonstrated well-developed computing skills in using office computer applications, including the Microsoft office suite, web pages and databases.
  • Demonstrated experience in research administration.

For application enquiries please contact: Miss Sally Wheldrake

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Information for Applicants: You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

27 Jan 2021

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