Senior Administrative Officer/Project Officer

Brisbane, Australia
09 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
23 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Research Data Services (RDS)

The Research Data Services (RDS) project is federally funded by the Department of Education and Training through the NCRIS program, with UQ as the lead agent.  It enables researchers to easily store, discover, access and share their data for better research outcomes.

RDS provides petascale research data storage resources and access services through partner delivery organisations distributed nationally, supporting over 37PB of data across nearly all fields of research.  In 2017 RDS has a strongly aligned program of activities with our partner projects of ANDS and Nectar and is a leader in the development of collaborative tools and processes across the NCRIS network.

The role

The successful appointee will work closely with the Director and the RDS team to provide timely and professional administrative and operational support in relation to the work of the project.

This includes providing support for key committees and other working groups, assisting with the development of briefing papers, taking minutes, monitoring and managing contract development, and managing and developing business processes for projects underway in the project.

The role will also assist with general administrative support within the Office, including financial and budget support. The position will work collaboratively with other offices within and outside UQ and will assist the Director, RDS directly, as required.

The person

Applicants should possess a bachelor degree and at least 4 years subsequent experience. You should have strong written and spoken skills, high-level accuracy and attention to detail, a sound knowledge and understanding of the University’s policy and operational frameworks or the demonstrated ability to rapidly acquire such knowledge.  The applicant should also have a professional approach with a high level of ethical behaviour, judgement, tact, diplomacy and discretion, the ability to work flexibly in a fast-paced environment of changing priorities and the ability to prioritise their workload, work autonomously and meet deadlines.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, 12 months fixed term appointment at HEW Level 7. The remuneration package will be in the range $81,884 - $89,559 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 9.5% (total package will be in the range $89,662 - $98,067 p.a.).

Position Description

501474_3039896_Senior Admin Officer (Project Officer)-PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Ian Duncan on +61 7 3346 6888 or        

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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