Research Services Officer - Joint Colleges of Science

Canberra, Australia
26 Sep 2017
End of advertisement period
15 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5 (Administration) 
Salary package: $66,904 to $73,309 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, 12 months fixed term

The Joint Colleges of Science administration team delivers high quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of research and education for the ANU Joint Colleges of Science, the most research intensive unit of the University. Befitting the ANU’s place among the top 20 universities on the planet, 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, secure and equitable use of global resources. Our students learn from these world-class researchers.

Proudly supporting the academic enterprise, Science Administration is a dynamic work environment fostering extensive collaboration, communication and an agile and innovative approach to problem-solving. Teamwork is central to the workplace, and change is embraced and advocated for. Staff are professionally skilled and strive to be practice-leaders and influential in the University environment, making significant contributions to process improvements and system advancements. Leaders lead by example, empower others and invest in people, their career and development.  

Position overview

The Research Services Officer is a part of the Research Management team in the Joint Colleges of Science and is a key administrative role in the delivery of high quality, research management services to scientists within a supportive team environment.  The successful applicant will have a strong customer service focus, ability to prioritise competing deadlines, be an experienced administrator with the ability to interpret and provide strategic advice on policy and funding guidelines.

Highly developed administrative and excellent organisational skills are essential. The successful applicant will exercise initiative and work collaboratively as a member of a team.

Science qualifications, including science communication, will be highly regarded. An interest in science and/or medicine is a must!

The Science Administration Research Office offers a stimulating environment within one of the best universities in the world. Creativity and collaboration are strongly encouraged. On the job training and professional development opportunities are provided to support you to reach your full potential in this exciting role.

This is a full time, fixed term, administrative position with the possibility of continuing employment. A merit list will be created from the recruitment process to fill current and expected vacancies. 

For more information, please contact Dr Ragini Singh, T: (02) 6125 6668 E:

Closing date: 15 October 2017

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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.