Project Officer

Kensington, New South Wales, Australia
$98,000 to $110,000 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
27 Sep 2016
End of advertisement period
25 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Division of Research at UNSW is responsible for the strategic research direction and overall research performance of the University, and in particular, maintaining and advancing the University's profile in research and research training.

The Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) (PVCR) portfolio is responsible for the development and implementation of research grant strategy, the generation and management of external research income through competitive grants and contract research, attracting and retaining outstanding research fellows, international research strategy, research partnerships including affiliated research institutes, research ethics and compliance, research analysis and performance benchmarking and effective promotion of the University’s research capability and research profile.

The PVCR has responsibility for Research Services (encompassing the Grants Management Office, Research Ethics and Compliance Support Unit, Research Analysis, Performance and Profile Office and Research Systems and Support) and the Research Strategy and Partnerships Office.

About the role

  • A$98K to $110k plus 17% superannuation and leave loading
  • Continuing
  • Full-time

The Project Officer (Office of the PVCR) provides direct high level professional support to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), and will plan, manage and deliver strategic research projects and key portfolio accountabilities.

The role requires working with senior staff in all UNSW Divisions, the University Community, and external stakeholders, to ensure that the Division of Research develops and implements strategies to continually improve the quality and breadth of service delivery, with the overall aim of supporting world-class research across UNSW.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Have the ability to work collegially and constructively with diverse stakeholders
  • Be highly organised, deadline driven and have exceptional communication skills
  • Have experience in the higher education sector or a similar large organisation

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Melissa Smith (Recruitment Manager)


Applications close: 23 October 2016

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