Scientia Researcher/Career Development Consultant

Randwick, Australia
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you up to working with our World Changers?

  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

The Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Training is seeking a proactive and highly skilled Researcher Career and Professional Development Consultant to deliver a range of career, professional development, coaching and mentoring support programs for the flagship UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program and UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme.

UNSW has a bold vision to be Australia’s global University, to improve and transform lives through world-leading research, exemplary education and advancing a just society. The UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Scheme and the UNSW Scientia Fellowship Program directly underpin the 2025 UNSW Strategy Research Excellence goals. 

The UNSW Scientia Initiatives position UNSW as a global leader in research career and professional development by providing a distinctive and innovative UNSW career pathway for outstanding researchers, as well as developing the research leaders of tomorrow. This integration of professional development reflects the University’s commitment to drive research culture of excellence, leadership and community, and builds capabilities to improve individual and collective performance.

About the role

  • $101,051K-$113,856K plus (17% superannuation and leave loading)
  • Fixed Term until April 2020
  • Full-time (35 hours per week)

The Scientia Team has been established under the leadership of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research Training (PVCRT) to support the recruitment and selection of candidates for the UNSW Scientia Initiatives, deliver career and professional development programs, and implement retention strategies for outstanding researchers at all stages of their career at UNSW. 

Working within this Team, you will contribute to development strategies for our emerging talented researchers, and design and deliver a range of career and professional development activities, career coaching, and mentoring support for the career development component of the UNSW Scientia Fellowships Program and UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarships Scheme. 

About the successful applicant

You will have a broad range of experience in talent retention and career support, combined with extensive experience in consulting and delivering in the Learning and Career Development cycle, and knowledge of a range of learning delivery styles.

You will have knowledge of the University Research sector, and demonstrated skill in developing and maintaining highly effective working relationships with all relevant stakeholders within a large and complex organisation. You will have a strong commitment to implementing effective evaluation solutions to continually improve both the quality of the Researcher Development services and the transfer of learning to the individual, in alignment with the UNSW 2025 Strategy.

You should systematically address the selection criteria listed within the position description in your application. Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.


Natalie Haider, Senior Researcher Training & Career Development Consultant


T: (61 2) 9385 5615

Applications close: 29 October 2017