Research Project Administrative Officer, School of Science

Richmond, Australia
$91,209 to $103,148 p.a.
08 Jun 2023
End of advertisement period
25 Jun 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-Time, Fixed-Term Position until 31 December 2024
  • Western's Hawkesbury (Richmond Campus)

About Western 

Working at Western Sydney University means you’ll be part of an organisation that’s ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide and is a research leader – with 85% of the University’s research being at or above world standard. We understand the key to your success is unlocking your true potential – just as we do with our students. Our 3,000 staff members work together to enable a dynamic, inclusive and innovative culture that is distinctly research-driven and student-centred. 

About the Role

The School of Science is a large and comprehensive school with learning, teaching and research excellence encompassing a wide range of agricultural, astronomic, biological, chemical, environmental, food, forensic, medical, nutritional and physical sciences.

The Research Project Administrative Officer supports the Chief Investigator to assist with the research project work within the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and Hort Innovation projects (HIA). The position liaises with research collaborators and industry partners and works in collaboration with other professional staff within the School, to ensure the efficient operation and provision of high-level administrative support across a range of Projects. The Research Project Administrative Officer ensures that projects operate within prescribed timelines, facilitates the administrative side of relationship building between stakeholders (funding bodies, industry partners), ensuring that the research team receives adequate attention and support.

This is a full-time, fixed-term position until 31 December 2024 based at Western's Hawkesbury (Richmond Campus). 


Western Sydney University has long been identified as a University of the people. We value the contributions made by our staff and recognise that they underpin the enablement of our mission and values. In return, we offer: 

  • 35 hour work week F
  • lex leave for Professional staff
  • 17% super contributions

If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please apply ensuring you carefully address each of the selection criteria in your application. Please review the position description for more information. 

Remuneration Package: HEW Level 5 $91,209 to $103,148 p.a. (comprising Salary of $77,073 to $87,161 p.a., plus Superannuation and Leave Loading)

Position Enquiries: Please contact Professor Zhonghua Chen, Associate Dean, Engagement and International via email

Closing Date: 8:30 pm, Sunday 25 June 2023

How to Apply: Please use the following link to submit your application

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In addition to your resume and cover letter, you are required to address the selection criteria in your application. Only those applications submitted via the WSU online recruitment system will be accepted.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the Recruitment Team at

Working Rights in Australia - Eligibility: You must provide evidence of your fulltime working rights in Australia at time of application.

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