Research Development Officer

Hawthorn, Boroondara, Australia
12 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Research Development, Swinburne Research.
  • Competitive salary with attractive superannuation and staff benefits!
  • Full time, fixed term for 12 months, based at Hawthorn Campus

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives.

An exciting opportunity exists for a Research Development Officer to join the Research Development team. This is a research management role, which will enable the individual to understand research management and the administration of Swinburne University.

The successful incumbent will be involved in research administration and management, proposal development and review, post-award administration and business reporting.

This is a great opportunity for a recently qualified PhD looking to move into a research management role.

Skills and Experience

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

  • Completion of a relevant tertiary qualification discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience in office administration and project management.
  • Demonstrated experience in data collection through various methods and utilising analytical techniques.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and database programs.
  • Demonstrated abilities of organisational, interpersonal and communication skills.

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


To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2015 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision to be Australia’s leading university of 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.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check.

All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

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

For further information, please contact Marco Krischer on 9214 5218.

Refer to position number: 32814
Applications close: 5pm, 30th April, 2017.