Research Support Officer, Faculty of Medicine and Health, post at UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Full-time CDD until May 2024
  • Opportunity to provide administrative services and operational support to the Faculty to enable research activity and the development of the Faculty’s research profile
  • Base salary $91,644 + 17% retirement pension

About the Opportunity

The new Faculty of Medicine and Health has been designed to enable innovation, excellence and strategic vision in teaching, research and clinical practice not only in medicine and health, but in all fields in which we operate.

The Research Support Officer provides administrative services and operational support to the Faculty to enable research activity and the development of the Faculty’s research profile. This includes implementing initiatives that support the Faculty’s strategic research priorities, assisting in the development of competitive grant applications, and supporting researchers and other support staff in managing grants after the grant. Provides operational support and advice on research issues to researchers and key stakeholders in the field of work.

This position is based in Westmead. You may need to travel to other constituencies to support other areas of work.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • work with key business stakeholders to foster collaborative, multidisciplinary and strategic research activities
  • work with researchers, business development manager and other FMH research unit managers to coordinate approval processes for submitting research grant applications
  • support the Internal Grants and Programs Officer to administer internal programs and events, as applicable or location specific
  • ensure that accurate research data collection activities are undertaken, including the submission of eligible research publications to the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) and Research Excellence Collections for Australia (ERA)
  • maintain records of work area research performance in enterprise systems such as IRMA and faculty-based systems ensuring data accuracy and consistent quality
  • facilitate effective communication and good working relationships between key faculty stakeholder groups

About you

To be successful in this role, you must:

  • higher education diplomas with relevant professional experience and/or equivalent combination of relevant experience and training
  • demonstrated experience working in multi-disciplinary teams and the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients
  • demonstrated experience in facilitating, reviewing and writing grant applications
  • excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong problem solving skills
  • excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office, databases, Excel programs and web-based software
  • excellent time and workload management skills with a demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required results
  • highly desirable if you have proven experience working in a research-intensive environment
  • experience in finance and research budget planning as well as strong numeracy skills
  • demonstrated experience controlling income/expenses for budget reconciliation/monitoring and managing bill payments and purchases
  • has previous administrative experience in a tertiary organization, working knowledge of academic institutions, structures and the higher education sector.

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Sponsorship/work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian temporary residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the duration of their visa, depending on hiring area and position requirements.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of any required pre-employment or background checks on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including the termination of your employment.

EEO declaration

At the University of Sydney, our shared values ​​include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community that reflects the larger community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase the participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

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