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Research Officer

Griffith University - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training
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About Griffith University
At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Vice Chancellor is responsible for articulating a clear strategic direction for the University, providing academic and administrative leadership, maintaining focus on quality, engendering a collegial community amongst staff and students, fostering effective relationships with stakeholders, an ensuring sound financial management and stewardship of resources.

The opportunity
Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the Research Officer provides high quality research, analysis and administrative support to the Vice Chancellor and President, Professor Carolyn Evans.The primary focus of this role is to undertake research for the Vice Chancellor and Chancellor, which includes preparing reports, briefing papers and presentations. At times this may include assisting with legal academic research. Success in this role requires collaboration with staff across the Chancellery team and key internal stakeholders within the University community.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan or Gold Coast campus.

About you
To be successful within this role, you will possess a law degree and will have relevant work experience with demonstrated ability to undertake research and prepare papers, reports and analysis.

You will have the ability to exercise high level diagnostic skills with strong time-management skills and meticulous attention to detail. You will manage an array of competing commitments and priorities which will require strong organisational and problem-solving skills.

You will have excellent communication and digital literacy skills and will demonstrate excellence in using a range of software to manage information and prepare documentation.

Your strong interpersonal skills will be critical to building and maintaining relationships and strong networks across the Chancellery team and within the University.

You will have demonstrated capability to use initiative, discretion and judgement while performing duties, with limited supervision and taking responsibility for outcomes.

As a flexible team player, you are adaptable, will have an excellent client-orientation and will enjoy the challenge of working in a dynamic working environment.

Salary range
HEW Level 7: $85,914 - $93,078 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $100,519 - $108,902 per annum.

How to apply
Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
      • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
      • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
      • Employment history, including present position;
      • Name and contact details of three referees.

Note: Application attachments should be saved as .doc, .docx or .pdf only. File names should be no more than 25 characters long and should include letters and numbers only.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

What we offer
Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith University, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information
For further information about this role, please contact Caroline Dunne, Chief of Staff to the Vice Chancellor on +61 (0) 478 116 236.

For application queries, please contact People Support on +61 (0) 7 3735 4011.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply. If you wish to discuss First Peoples Employment further please contact the First Peoples Employment Coordinator - Joshua Long on (07) 37355403 or joshua.s.long@griffith.edu.au

Closing date: Friday, 5 March 2021 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

Brisbane Grove, NSW

Education, Childcare & Training


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