Research Support Officer 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:

Fixed term (Fixed term)

Position Summary

Fixed term until July 2024 | Full time

Pay level:
Higher Education Officer Level 6

Wage scale:
$81,377 – $86,765 per year

Pertaining to:
Senior Research Support Officer
Research Development and Support (RDS)

Under the general direction of Broad, the Research Support Officer is responsible for providing administrative support to research and assisting researchers in submitting grants and tenders, entering research data and communication of research activities for the College of Science and Engineering. This position will be particularly focused on providing project, organizational and administrative support for the University’s research partnership with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).

Main responsibilities of the position

The Research Support Officer is responsible for:

  • To provide project, organizational and administrative support to assist in the University’s research engagement with the South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI).
  • Provide administrative support for grants and contracts before and after award.
  • Provide administrative and research support to researchers in the College of Science and Engineering.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with a range of relevant internal and external key stakeholders, including industry, academic and government partners, with a particular focus on SARDI.
  • Actively participate in the identification and development of new research projects.
  • Manage information and produce accurate and timely reports as required.
  • Assist in the formalization and ongoing maintenance of research agreements.
  • Coordinate the preparation of key marketing materials and associated information for digital and print platforms.
  • Identify and contribute to the continuous improvement of quality systems, processes and service delivery.
  • Participate in learning and development activities and collaborate effectively with all staff to ensure a positive work culture.
  • Any other responsibilities corresponding to the level of the role assigned by the supervisor and/or the University.

Capabilities of the key position

  • Relevant university degrees or equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Proven 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.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality results, including attention to detail, the ability to research and collate information from a wide range of sources, and an ability to relate tasks to the larger context.
  • Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience in research administration.
  • Knowledgeable problem solving skills and the ability to work with general supervision to identify and prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Good knowledge of contemporary administrative systems, software and practices, and ability to interpret and apply a range of relevant policies and procedures within a large and complex organization.
  • Flexibility and adaptability combined with a strong team spirit and a collaborative approach.

For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Jikke Adema

Prescribed conditions of employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all new staff to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions.

Information for applicants:

You must provide a declaration of aptitude of no more than three pages, addressing the core capabilities of the position, as outlined above. Additionally, you need to upload your CV.

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

We seek to increase diversity to improve equal opportunity for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, 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.:

June 08, 2022