Senior Research Support Officer job at 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:

To continue

Position Summary

Next | Full time

Pay level:
Higher Education Officer Level 7

Wage scale:
$88,384 – $97,837 per year

Pertaining to:
Director, Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute
Research Development and Support (RDS)

Under general direction, the Senior Research Support Officer will work within the relevant college and institute to provide key research development services in support of a college’s research themes. This includes supporting FHMRI and RDS strategies to increase research capacity and success, coordinating large funding applications and contributing to activities such as Research Excellence for Australia (ERA)

The position will provide administrative support related to the planning, development and project management of the College’s research activities to enhance research capacity and reputation. This position will provide support across the College’s footprint which includes the Northern Territory and Regional South Australia.

Main responsibilities of the position

  • Represent the University and its research capacity at a range of internal and external engagements to promote and build the reputation of the University and assist in the generation of new opportunities.
  • Participate in strategic planning sessions and assist in the strategic direction of the College/Institute.
  • Seek funding opportunities and ensure representation at meetings to develop partnerships and enhance collaborations.
  • Contribute to and coordinate the production of project reports and annual reports to meet academic and contractual obligations.
  • Provide research support to staff by:
  • Identify research opportunities and facilitate the participation of College staff in grants, proposals and new opportunities; and
  • Connect staff with external visitors to provide opportunities for collaborative research.
  • Coordinate research administration and community engagement functions, including:
  • Research data quality assurance monitoring;
  • Provide advice on policies and procedures; and
  • Provide timely and relevant advice and information to the FHMRI management team, Director, RDS and DVCR.
  • Provide executive support to research-related committees, including preparation of agendas, minutes, reports of correspondence, and taking action items.
  • Provide high-level administrative support and guidance to ensure the College meets performance reporting requirements such as the Excellence in Research for Australia initiative by:
  • Coordinate and facilitate preparation, including representation on committees and working groups; and
  • Develop and oversee data management.
  • Develop and implement promotional and communication materials to promote research
  • Any other responsibilities related to the level of the position assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Capabilities of the key position

  • Relevant degree followed by relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing and developing collaborative partnerships in collaboration with the project leader and principal investigators.
  • Significant experience in project management or business development, particularly in the field of research.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitating and coordinating the writing of complex research grant applications to attract research grants.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills, including presentation skills.
  • Well-developed liaison and negotiation skills, and the ability to work cooperatively with a wide range of people.
  • High level competence in the use of software, databases and management information systems.
  • Competence in data analysis.

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 waivers and limited exemptions. For more information, please see the policy located in the Flinders Policy Library under Health and Safety.

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 resume.

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 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.:

May 04, 2022