Research Administration Officer

Brisbane, Australia
03 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent

Office of Sponsored Research (OSR)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is a member of the University's Senior Executive and has responsibility for enhancing the university’s performance and reputation in research, research training, and research collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is supported by the staff in the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio. Units within the portfolio have responsibility to support the University's research community through strategic engagement with external stakeholders, funding organisations and research partners; international collaborations; grants management; research performance data management, research infrastructure management, and research ethics and integrity.

Within the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio, the Office of Sponsored Research provides administrative and strategic support in the key functional area of research grants  administration.

The role

Working within the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), Research Administration Officers facilitate the dissemination of information and advice to researchers on sources of research support, both external and internal. They in turn assist researchers through the application and assessment process and administer the grants awarded. Each Research Administration Officer is responsible for one or more the University's Faculty or Institute areas.

The person

Applicants should possess a degree in a relevant discipline with subsequent experience. You should have knowledge of higher education policies and procedures in relation to research administration, or a demonstrated capacity to gain this knowledge. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills as well as high attention to detail are required.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Two roles are available: the first is a continuing (fractional) position and the second is a full-time fixed term position.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This appointment is broad-banded at HEW Level 6 and 7 depending on qualifications and experience. The remuneration package for:

Remuneration for HEW 6 position will be in the range $74,207 - $79,964 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $86,822 - $93,557); and remuneration package for a HEW 7 position will be in the range $81,883 - $89,559 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $95,803 - $104,784)

Position Description

Research Administration Officer Position Description.pdf


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