Research Coordinator

Location
Boroondara, Australia
Posted
13 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2018
Ref
0700_04/18_A1
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time
  • Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology 
  • Attractive salary plus generous staff benefits
  • 3 year fixed term contract, Hawthorn location

About Swinburne

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. Swinburne delivers excellence in teaching and research in science, technology, business, law, design and innovation. As a multi-sector provider, there are opportunities to apply for jobs in higher education, vocational education and pathways. Or you can work in professional services to support the delivery of quality education. Find jobs in marketing and communications, customer service, information technology, finance, human resources and administration. 

About the job

Our Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology is looking for a proactive Research Coordinator to join their busy Central Faculty Office. In this role, you will be required to perform a range of significant research-related activities that play a key role in supporting the delivery of research outcomes. Such activities include travel booking, committee servicing, purchasing and grant administration; and the collection and verification of research output data. 

About you

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Completion of a bachelor degree with extensive relevant executive administration experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate, liaise and work with people at all levels, both internal and external to the University with tact and appreciation of sensitive issues.
  • Highly proficient computer skills, in particular MS Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, data management systems and database applications.
  • Well-developed analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills, including the ability to interpret and effectively communicate policies, strategies and procedures within a complex environment.

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description

Benefits

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan, which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world-class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/about/jobs/why-work-at-swinburne/

How to apply

To start an application, click on ‘begin’ at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

For further information, please contact Nadine White, Team Leader, Research Support on +61 3 9214 5273.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

Applications close: 5 pm on Tuesday 26th June 2018

For further details on How to Apply, including Hints & Tips, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions section.

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