Research Support Officer (FHMRI) job with FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

About Flinders

Our bold vision, reflected in our Strategic Plan: Make a Difference: Agenda 2025, is to be internationally recognized as a global research leader, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of the most enterprising graduates from Australia.

To achieve this ambition, we recently made a significant organizational change to a six-college structure with professional staff and service alignment.

We recognize that the key to our success is exceptional people and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our transformed university team.

Type of employment:


Position Summary

Several positions available – Continuous or fixed-term, full-time

Pay level:
Higher Education Officer Level 6

Wage scale:
$82,923 – $88,414 per year

Report to:
Institute Director, FHMRI

Under broad general direction, the Research Support Officer (FHMRI) will provide administrative and project management support to the research activities of RDS and/or the College and related institutes and centers.

As a member of the RDS team, the Research Support Officer (FHMRI) will assist the FHMRI Theme Leads in coordinating strategic initiatives, general research administration and reporting within policy and practice of the University.

Main responsibilities of the position

The Research Support Officer (FHMRI) is responsible for:

  • Provide research administrative support and guidance, including interpretation and analysis of administrative procedures in accordance with University policies and other relevant information.
  • Coordinate and facilitate communications and advice to researchers, including advice regarding external grant guidelines and funding rules, external funding opportunities, professional development and training.
  • Coordinate and facilitate strategic research initiatives with FHMRI management.
  • Provide support to the FHMRI leadership team on a range of strategic programs to promote and improve research output, which may include:
  • Identify the scope of a project or program;
  • Identification of stakeholders;
  • Promote and identify the research capabilities of RDS and Flinders University;
  • Identification of tasks and milestones, resources and their allocation;
  • Research data on performance measures; and
  • Contribute to the development of project/program plans.
  • Provide executive support to relevant committees, which may include preparation of agendas, correspondence, reports, briefing papers and working papers, and take follow-up action as required.
  • Provide administrative assistance regarding research-related funding and compliance issues.
  • Assist in the administration and reconciliation of internal research grant programs.
  • Any other responsibilities corresponding to the level of the role assigned by the supervisor and/or the University.

Capabilities of the key position

  • Completion of a degree with subsequent relevant experience, or extensive experience and/or specialized expertise or knowledge in an administrative field, or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and advise on regulations and administrative policies and procedures.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team.
  • Well-developed organizational skills.
  • Experience in report writing and data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in coordinating projects to achieve a result.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to engage with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to apply analytical and problem-solving skills to understand a complex situation or problem and develop innovative ideas and opportunities to solve them.
  • Well-developed skills demonstrated in the use of office computer applications, including the Microsoft Office suite and databases.

For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Dr Rebecca Keough

Please review the capabilities of the key position above and submit a suitability statement of no more than 3 pages that meets the criteria. Applications without a declaration of suitability may not be considered. For more information, please see our How to Apply page.

Information for applicants:

A valid National Police Certificate satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence the position.

We seek to increase diversity to improve equal opportunity for employees, and therefore encourage applications from women, persons with disabilities and/or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note that late applications and applications sent through agencies will not be accepted.

Closing of applications at 11:59 p.m.:

August 07, 2022