Research Administration Officer

Sydney, Australia
09 Jul 2018
End of advertisement period
29 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Fantastic opportunity for a Senior Administration Officer to be a member of the "The V-RESIST study" for 36 months, which will be administered through NHMRC
  • Located at Central Clinical School-Camperdown Campus
  • Fixed Term, part-time 0.6FTE (21 hours) for 36 months and base salary $82K p.a plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Research Administration Officer is funded by a 36 months NHMRC Grant.

Vietnam is a hotspot for the emergence of drug resistant disease epitomising the regional challenges facing health systems in combating antimicrobial resistance (AMR). The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade have funded a grant tilted "Combating the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistant infectious diseases in Vietnam: The V-RESIST study" for 36 months, which will be administered through NHMRC. The overall aim of this project is to develop, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of a complex health systems intervention to reduce the emergence of AMR in Vietnam.

The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research Vietnam along with the University of Sydney will be partnering with numerous Australian Institutions and Vietnamese institutions such as National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and the National Lung Hospital, Hanoi, Vietnam.  

The Research Administration Officer will coordinate the 3-year program and provide specific research support including preparing documents, responding to complex queries, exploring matters, and sourcing solutions etc. for the work area. The incumbent may be required to provide support to research investigators, utilising their extensive administrative experience and judgement, helping to analyse matters and provide advice on policy and procedures for the delivery of work outcomes.

There might be an opportunity to travel to Vietnam once or twice a year.

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 Administration Officer who possesses the following:

  • tertiary qualifications in business administration and relevant experience in business administration in a medical research setting
  • experience working in a research-intensive e environment and has well-developed negotiation, relationship building and influencing skills
  • excellent verbal and written communication skills, with experience in handling a wide range of enquiries and providing excellent customer service
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work.

The successful candidate will have strong problem-solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods and will also have financial management experience and literacy, controlling income and expenditure.

About us

The Central (Central Clinical School (CCS) is located on the main campus of the University. It contains two main areas: a large clinical school based at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital; and a large research school. Staff cover a wide range of disciplines, and are active in both research and teaching. Research activities are supplemented by affiliation with the largest number of external research units and institutes in the Sydney Medical School. In addition, many hospital clinicians, and staff in the affiliated research units have honorary appointments with the University, providing invaluable teaching contributions and active research collaboration with University staff.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has been a leader in improving 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 are Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. We employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students located across 9 major campuses. The Sydney Medical School, the Central Clinical School and the University’s School of Public Health have been major contributors to the University’s reputation and achievements in medicine and the biosciences.

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

A central element of our Strategic Plan 2016-20 has been the introduction of a new faculty and school structure, including the establishment of a single, integrated Faculty of Medicine and Health, combining the faculties of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine (Sydney Medical School), Nursing & Midwifery, and Pharmacy. The new Faculty of Medicine and Health has commenced in April 2018 and the Central Clinical School operates within the new Faculty of Medicine and Health.

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.


This position is designated as child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working With Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working With Children) Act 2012.

As this position is located on a NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1203/0618F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm Sunday 29 July 2018

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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