Project Officer: Research

Mawson Lakes, Salisbury, Australia
$62,880 to $74,826 per annum
20 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

About the job

As the Project Officer: Research, you will establish and maintain high quality administrative and research support services within the Division. Working with a number of key stakeholders, you will achieve consistency in the delivery of administrative and project management support to assist in building an active and vibrant research culture within the Division.

Working under minimal direction, you will also coordinate research admissions, scholarships and grants administration, manage the Division’s research events and seminars, and contribute to the planning, review and reporting processes.

Skills and Experience

An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline or demonstrated equivalent knowledge, skills and experience is essential. With previous experience working in a senior administrative or project role, you will have a high level of research and analytical skills along with experience in the interpretation of policies and the provision of advice to senior staff.

Your highly developed interpersonal skills will enable you to successfully interact with stakeholders across the University, and your advanced organisational skills will ensure you are able to manage multiple priorities and projects within tight timeframes.

A University of Enterprise

The Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment is the University’s flourishing technology and innovation hub and a vibrant nexus for economic, industrial, social and environmental development. 

The Division is recognised as a world-leader in teaching and research and has received a range of accolades for outstanding education, student and graduate satisfaction, and world-class research

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions. In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. 

We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility. 

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities. 

We offer a competitive remuneration package that includes generous superannuation contributions of up to 17%, and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Linda Bowen, Human Resources Officer on (08) 8302 0638 or via email at

Applications close: 9.00am Thursday 1 December 2016


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Important Information:

In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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