Senior Research Support Officer

Mitcham, Australia
07 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
15 Jan 2018
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time
  • Classification: Higher Education Officer Level 7
  • Salary Range: $81,878 - $90,855
  • Employment Type: 2 Continuing positions and 1 Fixed-term, Full-time (12 months) position
  • Position Reports to: Manager, Strategic Research Services
  • Please Direct Application Enquiries to: Ms Jodieann Dawe
  • Closing Date: 9:00 am, Monday 15 January 2018

As part of our strategic plan Making a Difference - The 2025 Agenda, Flinders University has set itself a bold vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

We live in an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation. In order to flourish within this challenging environment, we have transformed our academic structure into six Colleges with a focus on student success and outstanding research. 

Our talented academic teams are supported by customer-centric Professional Services staff, who share our commitment to excellence.

Excited by change and driven by innovation, we invite ambitious and energetic individuals who personify our values of integrity, courage, innovation, excellence and above all, being student centred, to join our dynamic Professional Services teams to assist us in achieving our core mission of changing lives and changing the world.

Position Summary:

Under broad direction, the Senior Research Support Officer works within the Colleges to provide the key research development services in support of a College’s research themes and sections.

The position provides administrative support relating to the planning, development, and project management of the College’s research activities to enhance capabilities and reputation in research.

Suitability for this position:

To be successful in this role you will be able to provide high level, pro-active research support to a Flinders University College including the administration, evaluation and governance of research-related activity that support the overall strategic research goals of the College and Flinders.

You will also provide effective advice and support for academic and research staff in the College and your significant experience in a similar role and completion of a relevant degree, will enable you to facilitate applications for external research grant funding and to assist in pre and post grant award operations. You will work closely with College researchers and other staff in the Research Development and Support Team and be able to work in an autonomous manner as well as provide guidance to others.

Information For Applicants:

To express your interest in a position, you are required to submit an application statement and your resume. The application statement should be no longer than 3 pages and must address the Key Position Capabilities stated in the relevant position description. You are also required to provide two work referees, preferably being your two most recent line managers.