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Research Support Officer

Flinders University - Adelaide, SA

Administration & Secretarial
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About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia's most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we're seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Position Summary:
Continuing, full-time

Compensation Grade:
Higher Education Officer Level 6

Salary Range:
$79,938.00 - $85,231 pa

Organisational Unit:
Research Development and Support (RDS)

Reporting to:
Institute Manager, Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI)

Under general to broad direction, the Research Support Officer will provide administrative and project management support of the research activities of RDS and/or the College and related Institutes and Centres.

Working as a member of the RDS team the Research Support Officer will assist in grants finance monitoring, general administration and reporting within the framework of University policies and practice.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Research Support Officer is accountable for:

  • Providing research administrative support and advice including interpretation and analysis of regulations and administrative procedures in accordance with University policies and other relevant information.
  • Coordinating and facilitating communications and advice to researchers, including advising in relation to external grant guidelines and funding rules, external funding opportunities, professional development and training.
  • Contributing to the development of policies and procedures including policy interpretation and implementation.
  • Providing support to the FHMRI leadership team on a range of strategic programs to promote and enhance research outcomes which may include:
  • Identifying the scope of a project or program;
  • Stakeholder identification;
  • Promoting and identifying the capabilities of the RDS and Flinders University research;
  • Identification of tasks and milestones, resources and their allocation;
  • Tracking issues;
  • Research performance data; and
  • Contributing to the development of project/program plans.
  • Providing executive support to relevant committees which may include preparation of agendas, minutes, correspondence, reports, briefing documents and discussion papers, and taking follow up action as required.
  • Providing administrative assistance in relation to research related review and compliance matters.
  • Assisting in the administration and reconciliation of research internal grants schemes, accounts and budgets.
  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the role as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.
Key Position Capabilities
  • Completion of a degree with subsequent relevant experience, or extensive experience and/or specialist expertise or broad knowledge in an administrative field, or 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 the ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrated experience as a committee secretary.
  • Experience in drafting reports and collection and analysis of data for statistical purposes.
  • Experience in development and monitoring of budgets.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills, together with the ability to engage with a broad 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 for resolving them.
  • Demonstrated well-developed skills in using office computer applications, including Microsoft Office suite and databases.
For application enquiries please contact: Dr Rebecca Keough

Pursuant to Child Safety (Prohibited Persons) Act 2016 (SA) this position has been deemed prescribed. It is an inherent requirement of the position that the successful candidate maintains current Working With Children Check which is satisfactory to the University.

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

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

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59 pm:

29 Mar 2021

Times Higher Education