Researcher Development Officer

Canberra, Australia
16 May 2018
End of advertisement period
29 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Canberra is currently seeking a Researcher Development Officer to support the University’s Researcher Development (UCReD) and Early Career Academic Researcher Development programs. This role will require you to work directly with HDR candidates, supervisors and researchers in the management and administration of researcher training.    

Reporting to the Researcher Development Leader, this role will require you to manage the operational aspects of the UCReD Program including scheduling, timetabling and record keeping. As an enthusiastic and motivated individual, you will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of the communication strategy for the UCReD Program. Utilising your organisational skills, you will be involved in coordinating the induction, training and professional development of HDR supervisors.

To be successful in this role, you will have worked in a similar capacity and possess a tertiary qualification and experience in the delivery of researcher training. Experience in web publishing and event management will be highly regarded. Additionally, you must demonstrate your ability to build and maintain relationships with various levels of stakeholders and the community. Excellent communication, organisational and time management skills are also essential.

In return, you will have the opportunity to work with a university named in the World’s Top 100 Young Universities ranking for 2017 by The Times Higher Education. Graduate Research prides itself as a team that is collaborative, innovative and one that strives for excellence in the services it delivers to stakeholders. The University is an Equal Opportunity employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies; on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Working Rights: Applicants for this position should have valid working rights for Australia.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume and a cover letter highlighting your suitability to the position.

Closing Date: 11:55 pm, 29th May 2018

For job specific information: please contact Dr. Melanie Haines, Researcher Development Leader on 02 6206 8740 or email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact Sobana Nathan, Talent Acquisition Partner on 02 6206 8789 or email quoting ref No 492481.