Administrative Officer

Adelaide, Australia
08 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About the job

You will provide high-level confidential administrative, finance and project support to the Centre for Population Health Research (CPHR) to support the achievement of research outcomes, and ensure the efficient operation of the group. This will include monitoring grant applications, tracking conferences, and contributing to the preparation and distribution of reports among other duties.

In your role, you will act as the first point of contact for CPHR and use your sound judgement to independently assess, prioritise and appropriately direct responses and actions to internal and external queries. You will also provide Executive Officer support for internal/external research project activities or collaborations. You will report directly to the Team Leader: Academic Services, however you will also take day to day direction from the Centre Director: Population Health Research.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this role, you will have post-secondary qualifications in a relevant discipline with previous exposure to financial administration, or demonstrated skills, knowledge and experience in an administrative role including financial support. Your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will allow you to deliver a quality customer service internally as well as externally.

Demonstrated organisational skills with a high level of attention to detail and proficiency in using the Microsoft Office suite along with the Internet will definitely be a factor to be considered in this role. A commitment to continuous improvement of work procedures as well as self-development would be desirable. If you have demonstrated capacity to work well independently and to contribute to a positive, supportive and productive team environment, apply now!

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

In recent years, we have maintained a strong upward trajectory across a number of key indicators and are ranked among the world’s top 50 young institutions. We are committed to international education activities and alumni, graduates who are equipped to meet the demands and expectations of the worldwide workforce, a culturally diverse staff and increasing student mobility.

Benefits on offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Amruta Das, Recruitment Consultant at Recruitment Central on +618 8302 1700 or via email to

Applications close: 9:00 am Monday 20 November 2017.

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In addition to your salary, the University will make employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% of salary on your behalf. The amount of superannuation you are entitled to will depend on the nature of your employment. This can be clarified during the recruitment process. You will also be entitled to annual leave loading. See more benefits of working for UniSA

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