Research Administration Officer

Sydney, Australia
13 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Medicine

Northern Clinical School

  • Provide valued support to research activities in cardiothoracic and vascular health
  • Located at Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Full-time fixed term opportunity for 12 months. Remuneration package: $97K including annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Kolling Institute of Medical Research is the major biomedical research institute at the Royal North Shore Hospital and is a joint venture with the University of Sydney. It has over 200 staff and students in a number of major research divisions. The position is based in the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Health Research Laboratory, with laboratories located on level 12 of the Kolling Building.

Reporting to Professor Gemma Figtree, the Research Administration Officer will provide administrative services, project and operational support to the research activities and requirements for the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Health Research team at the Kolling Institute. The team spans multiple disciplines from molecular biology, physiology, bioengineering, to clinical trials, and work closely with collaborators in cardiovascular research across Sydney Health Partners and the University. Your duties will include coordinating grant applications and submissions, preparing compliance reporting and storing data that is collected from research projects for further analysis. You will be responsible for providing project management support to a work stream within a multi-faceted program of work, developing and implementing plans, managing project financials and preparing status reports in line with broader project governance requirements. You will manage work-stream stakeholders and communications, ensuring effective collaboration and team-work with other project teams and stakeholders across the University.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Administration Officer who possesses:

  • a thorough technical understanding of research in the areas of focus and the ability to undertake research and analysis on specific defined issues
  • tertiary qualifications in appropriate discipline with Honours. Completed postgraduate qualifications (or working towards) will be an added advantage
  • extensive experience in conducting and reporting on laboratory research projects including carrying out scientific literary searches, and preparing literary review for further analysis
  • previous experience solving complex conceptual problems and making recommendations based on analysis - autonomously and in collaboration with team members
  • effective interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, including the capacity to draft reports, briefings, meeting minutes, agenda papers and correspondence
  • the ability to provide administrative support in a complex and challenging environment
  • well-developed analytical skills, a genuine passion for health research, a keen eye for detail and an ongoing commitment to accuracy
  • advanced computer literacy skills and relevant work experience using databases, managing and updating content.

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 7600 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.

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.

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To undertake this position the successful applicant will need to complete a police/criminal check.  

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11.30pm 1 October 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.

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