Senior Research Officer

RMIT VIETNAM
Ho Chi Minh City (VN)
22 Aug 2019
22 Sep 2019
Fixed Term
Full Time

Senior Research Officer

Job no: 576274
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Location: Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh
Categories: Research, Research and Innovation

RMIT Vietnam
RMIT Vietnam, an entity of RMIT University, has campuses in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi since 2001. We provide internationally recognised, high-quality, education and professional training for students, clients and the community, and assist in the development of human resources capability in Vietnam and the region by hosting students from Australia and many other countries.

Research Strategy and Services
Research Strategy and Services supports researchers to achieve excellent research outcomes. Research Strategy and Services supports strategy development and implementation and continuous improvement in services, systems and processes. The team provides expertise and services in grants and research contracts; research integrity, ethics and governance; and data analytics and reporting.

The role & key responsibilities
The Senior Research Officer provides high quality services to researchers in the identification of funding opportunities, development of research funding applications to national and international schemes, submission of eligible and compliant applications to funders, and post-award management. The role provides advice on and facilitates the review of ethics applications and integrity matters. The role also facilitates the review and execution of contracts and coordinates external engagement activities.

The Senior Research Officer works closely with the Research Manager, the Heads of School, research leaders, academic staff and the relevant teams at RMIT Melbourne and RMIT Europe in the development and implementation of targeted strategies and initiatives to enhance research management processes and internal and external research collaborative activities.

Key selection criteria

  • Bachelor degree or above and extensive experience in a similar position in a complex tertiary education or service environment
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high-level pre-award and post-award management for national and international research projects.
  • Demonstrated skills to organize, manage and facilitate research workshops.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including negotiation, liaison and cross-cultural communication, the ability to confidently manage a range of situations with people from a diverse range of academic and business backgrounds, and the ability to develop documents and reports for various initiatives and audiences.
  • Experience in the interpretation of complex guidelines and the ability to guide stakeholders as required.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to contribute to continuous improvement projects.
  • Demonstrated high-level proficiency in the use of MS Office suite, internet and information management systems and experience in working with Research Master or other similar databases.
  • High-level understanding of a higher education institution’s governance and operating environment.

Benefits for successful Vietnamese applicants:

  • Unique opportunity to work within a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment
  • Attractive and competitive monthly gross salary
  • Monthly gross meal and clothing allowances
  • 13th month Tet bonus
  • Private premium medical insurance
  • 20 days annual leave, 10 days sick leave per annum
  • Education fee support for staff dependants after a qualifying period

Benefits for successful non-Vietnamese applicants:

  • Unique opportunity to work within a multi-lingual, multi-cultural environment
  • Attractive and competitive remuneration in USD
  • Establishment grant upon commencement of position with RMIT Vietnam
  • Relocation from home to Vietnam
  • Private premium medical insurance
  • 20 days annual leave, 10 days sick leave per annum
  • Education fee support for staff dependants after a qualifying period
  • Support with visa and work permit application

To find out more
For further information about this role, please click on the Job Description document below.
JD_RO_Senior Research Officer_Aug 22, 2019.pdf

English proficiency requirements
English is the language of teaching and communication at RMIT Vietnam. This position involves supporting programs delivered in English, so the minimum requirement is IELTS 7.0 across all skill levels (or equivalent).

How to apply
Click on the ‘Apply Now’ link. Applications close on 22 Sep 2019.

Advertised: 22 Aug 2019 SE Asia Standard Time
Applications close: 22 Sep 2019 SE Asia Standard Time