Faculty Research Administrator

Sydney, Australia
14 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
28 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

Macquarie’s Faculty of Human Sciences holds a distinctive place on the global stage. With several internationally acclaimed centres producing ground-breaking research in linguistics, psychology, cognitive science and education. Our Faculty is a place of passionate educators and unbridled discovery. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities including the Australian Hearing Hub, we work together to investigate and answer some of the big questions about what makes us human.

Within the Faculty of Human Sciences, the Research Office (RO) team works with staff to build and strengthen research capability in the Faculty. The team coordinates and provides advice on internal and external funding opportunities, reviews applications and implements University-wide research strategies, policies and activities.

The Role

An exciting opportunity exists for a full-time Faculty Research Administrative Assistant to join the Faculty’s RO team for a fixed-term period until May 2018.  In this position, you will play a key role in providing administrative and research support to the Faculty Research Office and researchers in the Faculty of Human Sciences.  

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, you must submit a cover letter (no more than 2 pages) which addresses the criteria below and upload this along with your resume, as part of the application process:


  • An understanding of research grants, funding bodies and the grant application process in the Higher Education environment or other large organisations
  • Demonstrated initiative in identifying and recommending administrative process improvement
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders
  • Advanced computer and Microsoft Office skills (particularly Excel)
  • Demonstrated capacity to prepare accurate and effective documentation including reports, minutes, internal communications and promotional material
  • Proven ability to manage multiple competing tasks within strict deadlines 


  • Experience updating website content 

For further information regarding this role please view the position description below.

Salary Package: From $80,231 to $88,561 p.a. (Level 6), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed-term position

Specific Role Enquiries: Jo Tuck, Faculty Research Coordinator on jo.tuck@mq.edu.au or 02 9850 9607

General Recruitment Enquiries: Lizzy Nguyen, HR Administrator, lizzy.nguyen@mq.edu.au

Applications close:  Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 11.55pm (AEST)

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTI; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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