Research Administration Officer

Launceston, Australia
26 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The Division of Research is responsible for the development and implementation of the University’s Strategic Research Plan, with a goal to rank within the top 10 Australian Universities in terms of research quality and output.

The role of the Research Hub is to support College research development activities in order to achieve research excellence and drive research outcomes for the University. The Research Administration Officer provides high quality advice, services and support to a wide range of stakeholders on research funding related matters.

In the role you will:

  • Provide high-level review and complex advice on funding applications regarding quality, compliance, and eligibility.
  • Submit applications to various external stakeholders in line with funding scheme or client’s guidelines and processes.
  • Provide high-level grantsmanship advice to researchers to enhance the competiveness of funding applications.
  • Provide detailed advice to staff, students and other University stakeholders regarding research funding pre-award activities, policies, procedures and requirements. This includes the provision of training and induction to relevant stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain guidelines, procedures, records and work with a significant level of autonomy to interpret issues and implement advice and services.
  • Implement the University’s and College funding strategies, such as identifying and developing initiatives, schemes, workshops and seminars, to support the preparation and submission of high quality grant proposals, with the view to increasing application success rates, quantum and longevity of funding.
  • Use analytical skills to identify funding opportunities and academic applicants with the aim to assist in the development and implementation of initiatives to increase the number of high quality applications for funding, and to increase the diversity of funding opportunities to support College and Research Division research funding strategies.
  • Provide assistance in the coordination and delivery of projects linked with research funding services, ensuring timely and high-quality delivery of outcomes.

Based in Launceston, you will be employed on a full-time, ongoing basis.

­To be considered, you will have:

  • A post-graduate degree, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and education training.
  • Demonstrated capability to coordinate initiatives and undertake a diverse range of tasks, identify priorities and meet competing deadlines.
  • Individual initiative with sound judgement, problem-solving skills and an ability to work independently within established guidelines and as part of a team.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, with proven experience in delivering a professional, client-focussed service to a range of stakeholders.
  • Extensive written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, and a high level of numeracy skills.
  • Experience in interpreting guidelines, implementing procedures and maintain accurate records.
  • Demonstrated ability in the effective use of computer applications and systems.
  • Knowledge and experience of funding applications and/or contracts.

Appointment to this role will be at HEO 5 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $87,190 comprising base salary within the range of $65,021 to $74,521 plus 17% superannuation.

For further information about this position, please contact Nigel Blundell, Executive Director (Research) on telephone 03 6226 1994 or email

**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position criteria. The position description for this role is available on the University of Tasmania website.

Applications close Monday 21 May 2018