Research Support Officer

Sydney, Australia
15 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
24 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences / School of Social and Political Science (SSPS)

  • To provide high level administrative assistance and coordination for the different research activities
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Fixed Term contract until early May 2019, Full Time, Level HEO6, Salary: $82K p.a. to $88K plus leave loading and super

About the opportunity 

The Research Support Officer is responsible for providing administrative support and coordination of the School’s postgraduate research and research activities, and to build and develop the School’s research profile.

The successful candidate must have an experience in supporting research grant applications and be able to provide administrative support to the Head of School (HoS), the School Manager (SM) and SSPS academic staff to sustain and develop the research profile of the School.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Support Officer who possesses:

  • experience providing high quality research administration support
  • experience in developing and working on research grant applications
  • excellent interpersonal communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • strong problem-solving skills
  • knowledge of the Higher Education Research Data Collection and ethics reporting requirements

About us

The School of Social and Political Sciences (SSPS) comprises the Departments of Anthropology, Government and International Relations, Political Economy, Sociology and Social Policy, and Peace and Conflict Studies.

SSPS sits within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and offers innovative degrees at Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels that attract the very best students from Australia and overseas. SSPS is the focus for the strategic development of the social sciences at Sydney with a view becoming Australia’s leading centre for research and teaching in the area.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm 24 June, 2018 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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