Research Officer, Funding

Footscray, Australia
$82,372 - $89,161 classification plus 17% superannuation
07 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

Come and join a dynamic, new, and growing Research team with many opportunities to progress and succeed!

  • Collaborative, innovative and supportive work environment
  • Work in a newly developed area of the university with limitless opportunities
  • The position is located at our Footscray Park Campus.
  • Flexible working arrangements and other employee benefits available!

About the Team

Come and join our dynamic, progressive, and growing Research team that supports all stages of the research funding life-cycle (pre and post award), develops high quality grants, ensures robust contract management processes, and administers compliance obligations. The team is committed to building the capability and professional development of its team members. We will work together with you to explore opportunities to develop and succeed here with us.

For a copy of the Research and Impact Portfolio Brochure, please click here to view it on our Careers at VU webpage.

The Opportunity

The overall purpose of the Research Officer, Funding​ is to undertake compliance and eligibility reviews of applications for research funding and provide feedback to applicants, and upon success, oversee the establishment of financial accounts and milestone reporting obligations.  

This is a full-time fixed-term (maternity leave) position at a HEP 6, $82,372 - $89,161 classification plus 17% superannuation, working 36.75 hours (1 FTE) per week until 15/03/2024. 

About You

You will demonstrate initiative, judgement and skill in performing the major tasks, operating in accordance with VU policies and procedures.  You will be proficient in research funding administration, including knowledge of the associated internal and external requirements and processes - applying analytical and problem solving skills to complex situations/problems and developing strategies and opportunities to resolve issues.

You will:

  • Identify and promote research funding opportunities to the VU research community  
  • Conduct compliance, eligibility and budget reviews for external research funding applications, provide researchers with feedback on their drafts and ensure the timely submission to the funding agency 
  • Coordinate post award procedures for successful applications
  • Work collaboratively with senior management and staff to develop, review and evaluate administrative procedures.
  • Provide support and advice on policy matters in relation to research funding opportunities. 
  • Maintain records of research funding in the University’s research management system
  • Assist in the organisation of seminars, workshops and information sessions for research funding 

Employee Benefits

  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Paid study leave
  • On-site gym and fitness centre and more!

How to apply

Please submit your application as a single document comprising your cover letter, CV, and your responses to the key selection criteria listed in the Position Description. To view the Position Description, please “Apply” to navigate to our careers site where it is linked.

Applications must include:

  • A cover letter,
  • Your curriculum vitae/resume, 
  • Your responses to the Key Selection Criteria listed in the Position Description

Applications close on Friday 30th of June 2023 at 5:00 pm.

For specific queries related to the role: please contact Fiona Smith, Senior Manager Research Funding and Development by email

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