Administration Officer

Sydney, Australia
06 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

DVC Research, Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis

  • Be valued for your experience and insight in providing administrative support to the Microscropy and Microanalysis Department
  • Part-time 3 days per week, 12 month Fixed Term Contract.
  • Remuneration package $84k on a pro-rata basis

About the opportunity 

Working within the Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis (SMM) unit, we are seeking an experienced Administration Officer, who will provide general administrative and project duties, including preparing documents, maintaining records, updating website content, processing financial transactions and responding to queries and sourcing solutions for the work area.

Working under the direction of the SMM Administration Manager and Director, SMM, the incumbent will provide advice, recommendations and solutions related to specific projects, policies and operational issues.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for an Administration Officer who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • Delivering daily administration activities and services whilst ensuring that high quality and efficient administrative support is provided in a pro-active manner
  • Coordination of financial processes such as accounts payable/receivable, reconciling expenditure against budgets and coding transactions
  • Well-developed problem solving skills and ability to use initiative  and exercise sound judgement
  • Managing competing demands in a well-structured manner

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 6000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

Sydney Microscopy & Microanalysis (SMM) is the University’s largest core facility and provides specialist microscopy and microanalysis equipment and services within the multidisciplinary Australian Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis (ACMM). SMM is one of the largest and most comprehensive facilities of its kind in the world. It provides access to world class instruments, specialist staff, services and training to enable research into physical and biological structures at micro, nano and atomic scales. SMM is available to researches from research institutions, government and industry. The mission of SMM is to provide a core set of state-of-the-art microscopy and microanalysis services to researchers. SMM currently operates a $40M suite of instruments across 3 nodes around the University (Madsen Building, Charles Perkins Centre and Brain and Mind Centre), SMM is also the

Sydney Node of the Australian Microscopy & Microanalysis Research Facility (AMMRF), a national research infrastructure facility that is a collaboration of microscopy and microanalysis laboratories across Australia.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 5pm 20 September 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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