Online Forms Officer - Research

Sydney, Australia
18 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
04 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie University is a workplace like no other. From our inception we have crossed traditional boundaries. We developed the first electronic calculator for people with vision impairment, wireless internet technology and the Macquarie Dictionary. We were the first university in Australia to introduce childcare on campus and the first to appoint a female Vice-Chancellor. We were founded to be different, and we have always been at the forefront of changes to the way we work, live and learn.

We are recognised globally as one of Australia's leading research universities. We recently earned a 5-star rating in the QS World Rankings, including the highest rating for employability. We have been among the top-rated employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index since it was founded 2010. We are, definitively, a world-class university for students and staff. We're investing heavily in new buildings, courses and staff, and collaborating with businesses here and around the world including Cochlear Ltd, Intel and the CSIRO.

Our University is set on a wide, park-like campus, with all the facilities you would expect in a world-class CBD. With our new high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, excellent transport, and the newly expanded Macquarie Park shopping mall next door, Macquarie is a great place to work and relax.

About the Research Office

The Research Office is responsible for the management of research that takes place at Macquarie University or is conducted by University staff. This task is divided between three functional teams, Pre‐award, Post‐award and Reporting, and Ethics and Integrity. This role sits within the Post‐award and Reporting Team which aims to assist Macquarie

University to achieve its research goals. The Team is responsible both for post‐award management of research projects and for research management reporting and data integrity.

About the Role

Reporting to the Manager, Post-Award and reporting, you will have the opportunity to develop, test, implement and maintain online forms for the Research Office and Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO)

This will involve, among other things, system testing of online forms with user groups and teams; the development and maintenance of user and support documentation and providing training to university wide users of online forms.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach their response as a separate document in the application process:

  • A degree in IT or a related discipline and/or equivalent relevant work experience 
  • Knowledge of and experience in research management integrated systems (IRIS) in the higher education sector
  • A successful track record in consulting with stakeholders and translating business processes and workflows into online solutions, including the ability to configure and test online workflows or forms
  • Strong organisational skills including the demonstrated ability to prioritise and deliver outcomes to tight deadlines 
  • Excellent communication skills including the ability to explain technical information in straightforward language

Further context and information about the role is available in the Download File Position Description

Appointment Type: Full-time, continuing

Enquiries: Semira Dautovic, Manager, Post Award and Reporting on phone 02 9850 4451 or email

Salary:  From $ 77,894 to $85,982 per annum (HEW level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading.

Applications close: 4 December 2016 at 11:55 pm AEST

Macquarie University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity and social inclusion. We encourage applications from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; and women (particularly for senior and non-traditional vacancies).

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University Online Recruitment System. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.