Higher Degree Research Operations Officer

Sydney, Australia
07 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
24 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you’ll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door. 

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light.

Higher Degree Research Office

The Higher Degree Research Office (HDRO) manages the administration of the University's Higher Degree Research (HDR) Degrees, including the MRes program. The HDR Operations Team is responsible for the management of the full student cycle of research and research training pathway programs for domestic and international candidates. It supports HDR candidates in their enrolment, progression and completion of their Research and/or Research Pathway Degrees.

The Role 

The Operations team has an opportunity for a Higher Degree Research Operations Officer (Progressions and Completions). The successful applicants will fulfil an important operational role by providing advice and support for domestic and international HDR students in progression and completion processes. 

To be successful in the role you will be service focused, resilient and have exceptional communication, planning and organisational skills to support the end of end progression and completion process.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document in the application process:

  • Experience working in a Research Management or Student Administration environment
  • Demonstrated experience with complex databases or electronic systems
  • Demonstrated ability to gather, analyse and report on data
  • Demonstrated experience in building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders
  • A demonstrated resilient and flexible attitude and the ability to work well in a high volume and repetitive environment

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

This position requires a criminal record check.

Appointment Type: full time, continuing position

Salary Package: from $80,231 – $88,561 (HEW Level 6) plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading

Specific Role Enquiries: Louise Wedlock, Deputy Director, Higher Degree Research Governance and Operations on louise.wedlock@mq.edu.au

General Recruitment Enquiries: Melissa Mesiti, HR Consultant on melissa.mesiti@mq.edu.au

Applications Close: Sunday 24 September 2017 at 11:55pm (AEST)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance. 

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