Senior Research Management Officer

Canberra, Australia
30 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
17 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $75,608 - 87,570 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, 12 months fixed term with a possibility of continuing employment

  • A stimulating environment to provide support for cutting edge health and medical research
  • Creativity and strong analytical skills are highly valued
  • Professional development and training opportunities in a supportive work environment

The Joint Colleges of Science (JCS) Administration team – supporting the ANU College of Health and Medicine and the ANU College of Science – delivers high quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of the most research intensive area of ANU. Befitting the University’s place among the top universities in the world, our academics produce research that changes lives, and life as we know it. They are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, to improving health outcomes for people around the world, and to the sustainable and secure use of global resources. Our students follow in the footsteps of these world-class researchers.

Proudly supporting this academic enterprise, the JCS Administration team fosters a dynamic working environment where collaboration and communication are valued, problems are met with innovative solutions, and change is embraced. This allows our highly skilled staff to influence best practice within the University, and to make significant contributions to process and system improvements. To us, a good leader is one who leads by example, empowers others, and invests in people, their career and development.  

Position overview

The Senior Research Management Officer will play a key administrative role in the delivery of high quality, successful grant applications and the development of strategies to increase and diversify competitive research funding. The successful applicant will exercise initiative and work collaboratively as a member of a team.  They will have excellent organisational and negotiation skills with proven customer-focused service experience in a tertiary or similar environment. 

An interest in health and medical research is a must!

The Senior Research Management Officer will provide high-level research grants and fellowships advice and support services to academic staff within the ANU College of Health and Medicine.  A key strategic focus of ANU is to foster greater excellence in health and medicine, and to grow the University’s health and medical research capacity significantly. 

Candidates with experience administering National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) research grants and program requirements, and/or expertise in the administration of health and medical research grants more broadly defined, will be highly regarded. A postgraduate degree in the life and health sciences is also highly desirable. 

For more information, please contact either Sharyn McFarlane T: (02) 6125 3103 E:, or Misha Hutchings T: (02) 6125 1761, E: 

Closing date: 17 September 2017

Position description:  PD Senior Research Management Officer_Curtin_ANUO67.pdf

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please ensure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the relevant selection criteria, ensuring your responses include reference to the behavioural attributes of the ANU Joint Colleges of Science Administration Team;
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees, you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.