Senior Research Services Officer

Parkville, Melbourne, Australia
$85,189 - $92,216 p.a.
05 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Job no: 0034453
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

Research Services Unit

Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: $85,189 - $92,216 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The Senior Research Services Officer is accountable for high quality grant services designed to enhance competitiveness of proposals and further increase the level and diversity of external research funding.

Reporting to the Research Manager, the Senior Research Services Officer will exercise a high degree of independence, mature judgement and sound advice, liaising directly with academics, University senior officers, MSE staff, RIC, Legal and external parties as required. The incumbent will be expected to lead the development of strategies to enhance number and quality of grant applications and manage application rounds of increasingly diverse complexity (ARC, NHMRC, international grants etc). The incumbent will provide high quality advice relating to strategic competitiveness to selection criteria of proposals, provide content editing service, arrange academic mentoring schemes, develop content and delivery of seminars/workshops for staff, target funding opportunities proactively to academics, as well as advise on budgets, pre and post award matters.

The position will also make a major contribution to the review and continuous improvement of policies and procedures in consultation with Manager, Research & Industry. The incumbent will plan and coordinate post award administration across central areas such as Human Resources, Finance and Planning and RIC to make this as efficient and seamless as possible.

The Melbourne School of Engineering is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Applications for part-time or other flexible working arrangements will be welcomed and will be fully considered subject to meeting the inherent requirements of the position.The Melbourne School of Engineering strongly encourages applications from Indigenous Australians in response to its Indigenous Employment Plan 2016-18.

Close date:  25 Apr 2017

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Advertised: 05 Apr 2017 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 25 Apr 2017 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time