Research Support Coordinator

Sydney, Australia
AU$97,975 per annum + 17% Super
10 Jan 2022
End of advertisement period
19 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full time fixed term position until October 2022
  • Located at North Precinct
  • Utilise your excellent coordination skills to support research activities across the precinct
  • Base Salary $97,975 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and to deliver on the University's ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for a Research Support Coordinator to work in our North precinct. The Research Support Coordinator supports the research activities of the Faculty by coordinating support to Cancer researchers as well as initiate service improvements, provide planning to support growth and focus on building and achieving best practice standards.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • coordinate activities that grow and develop the research performance of the work area and enhance the Faculty's research profile within and outside the University
  • support in implementing Faculty strategies and initiatives designed to foster excellence and innovation in research, improve research performance and research culture, improve the researcher experience, and attract outstanding researchers to the Faculty
  • offer support and operational advice on research issues to the researchers and key stakeholders within the precinct and provides support to senior management in analysis and planning
  • provide sound, specialist advice and support to the development and implementation of the ongoing research strategy of the work unit
  • provide guidance and/or advice on regulations, policies and procedures in relation to research programs undertaken

About you

To be successful in this role, you:

  • will be client focussed with the ability to build partnerships between the precinct research team and the precinct research teams
  • possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • possess excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve required outcomes
  • have experience in a research-intensive environment, couple with developing and working research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions, and grant applications.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Closing date for applications

11:59 pm, Wednesday 19 January 2022

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit:NSW Health employment requirements

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

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