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Research Services Officer

Canberra, Australia
$79,334 - $86,545 plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
17 Mar 2024

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Job Type
Research Related, Research Support
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5 (Administration)
Salary package: $79,334 - $86,545 plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full time, Continuing

  • Make a difference
  • Support research which transforms society
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements
  • Join one of the world’s leading humanities, arts and social sciences universities

Position Overview

The Research Services Officer works closely with the other members of the Research Services team and with colleagues across campus, liaising with and providing quality support and service to a variety of academic and professional staff. The Research Services Officer is responsible for the supporting the provision of day-to-day research administration, pre and post-award processes, data analysis and general advice as well as advice on a wide range of matters related to strategic research development opportunities, research funding and grant applications, ensuring compliance with the University’s policies and procedures, adherence to deadlines, data accuracy, and timely escalation of more complex aspects to the relevant team members

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with strong administrative and client-liaison skills who can demonstrate creativity and initiative under pressure.  Successful candidates will use their in-depth knowledge of contemporary research management practices to support research funding applications, administration and training. They will have high level verbal and written communication and problem-solving skills with superior attention to detail.  Prior experience in research management and experience in a tertiary environment is highly regarded.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Enquiries: Melissa Perry, Deputy Manager, Research Office E: 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on  

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the above criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. 

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