Senior Research Management Officer

Canberra, Australia
12 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration) 
Salary package:  $78,956 - $91157,per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, 12 months fixed term

The Joint Colleges of Science (JCS) administration team delivers high quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of research and education for the ANU Joint Colleges of Science, the most research intensive unit of the University. Befitting the ANU’s place among the top 20 universities on the planet, our academics produce research that changes lives, and life as we know it. They are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, to improving health outcomes for people around the world, and to the sustainable, secure and equitable use of global resources. Our students learn from these world-class researchers.

Proudly supporting this academic enterprise, the JCS administration team fosters a dynamic working environment where collaboration and communication are valued, problems are met with innovative solutions, and change is embraced. This allows our highly skilled staff to influence best practice within the University, and to make significant contributions to process and system improvements. To us, a good leader is one who leads by example, empowers others, and invests in people, their career and development.

Position overview

The Senior Research Management Officer is a part of the Research Management team in JCS administration.  This is a key administrative role delivering high quality research management services to scientists within a supportive team environment.  The successful applicant will  be an experienced administrator with the ability to prioritise competing deadlines and interpret and provide strategic advice on policy and funding guidelines.

Successful applicants will have demonstrated experience in research management, a strong customer service focus with well-developed liaison skills, and the ability to exercise judgement and initiative.  Excellent administration and organisational skills are essential, together with the ability to problem solve and work cooperatively as a member of a team.

Science qualifications, including science communication, will be highly regarded. An interest in science and/or medicine is a must!

The Research Office in the Joint Colleges of Science offers a stimulating environment within one of the best universities in the world. Creativity and collaboration are strongly encouraged. On the job training and professional development opportunities are provided to support you to reach your full potential in this exciting role.

This is a full time, fixed term, administrative position with the possibility of continuing employment. A merit list will be created from the recruitment process to fill current and expected vacancies. 

Enquiries: Please contact Eva Lerable, T: (02) 6125 9320 E:

Closing date: 24 June 2018

Position description:  Senior Research Management Officer_ANUO67.pdf

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on  

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Application information

In order to apply for this role please ensure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the relevant selection criteria
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

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