Coordinator, Researcher Development

Hawthorn, Australia
$80,101 – $86,469 plus 17% superannuation
10 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
24 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Swinburne Research - Graduate Studies
  • HEW 7: $80,101 – $86,469 plus 17% superannuation
  • Full-time, ongoing position based at the Hawthorn campus

Swinburne is a world-ranked university leading the way in innovation, industry engagement and social inclusion. In recent years, Swinburne has progressed to become one of the world’s leading universities, ranking as one of the top 500 universities in the world.

A Coordinator, Researcher Development is required for the provision of research education programs for researchers, including research students. The successful applicant will have responsibility for coordinating research training needs of researchers, sourcing relevant cost-effective internal and external providers. Duties will also include the management of databases, the creation of an annual calendar of events, and the organisation of an annual Swinburne Research Education conference.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • A degree with substantial subsequent relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise in administrative fields; or an equivalent combination or relevant experience and/or education/training
  • A sound knowledge of the Australian tertiary education context, particularly in relation to research education and research administration
  • Experience in developing, and managing events, including seminars, workshops and conferences
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description


As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets.

We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available. To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is our strength and our success lies within the inclusive working environment built of employees from a variety of backgrounds. Swinburne celebrates and respects the strength that difference creates. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and generally the capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people; varying age workers; people with disabilities; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the WGEA as the Employer of Choice of Gender Equality 2015, and of key initiatives such as Pride @ Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision – to become Australia’s leading university in Science, Technology and Innovation.

How to apply

To start an application, click on 'begin' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information, please contact Bernadine Van Gramberg on +61 3 9214 5975.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Refer to position number: 32113
Applications close: 5pm on Monday 24 October 2016