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Senior Advisor, Research Capability Development

RMIT University - Australia,

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Senior Advisor, Research Capability Development

Job no: 595227
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Research and Innovation, Project Management, Education and Training

  • Full-time, ongoing position
  • Salary Level HEW 8 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements
  • Based at the City campus, but may be required to work and/or be based at other campuses of the University
About You

Reporting to the Assistant Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research & Innovation ((ADVC, R&I), you will work with research leaders, partners in the Research and Innovation (R&I) portfolio, the R&I Business Partner and the ADVC (R&I) to develop and maintain programs and initiatives that build research capability and research leadership capabilities for academics within the College of Business and Law.

You will also provide advisory regarding quality assurance, quality improvement and support business research benchmarking.

To be successful in this position, you'll have, among others:
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering professional development programs for researchers, preferably in a university environment.
  • Extensive experience developing and maintaining stakeholder relationships and achieving goals and outcomes through collaboration, negotiation, and influence, the ability to provide high level advice, and a commitment to quality assurance and continuous improvement.
  • Highly developed interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly developed skills in project management in a research environment, with the ability to develop, plan, implement and monitor multiple projects simultaneously to timelines and ensuring high quality outcomes.
  • Proven ability to work independently and as a team member, and contribute to the development and achievement of team goals.
Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

About the College

The College of Business and Law undertakes rigorous and evidence-based research that informs policy and business practice and supports action on business, ethical and social dilemmas. Our research is industry relevant and translatable, and we welcome opportunities for collaboration and partnership.

Research in the College of Business and Law covers a broad range of business discipline areas, reflecting the activities of our Schools. Our cohesive and supportive environment provides support to our nationally and internationally established researchers, and nurtures our emerging researchers and postgraduate candidates.

The College has a number of research structures, established to concentrate capability and join-up interdisciplinary research expertise with the needs of Industry.

About RMIT

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT's leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work

We are better for . When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.

To Apply

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the 'Apply' link below. For further information about this position, please see Position Description below or contact Professor Martie-Louise Verreynne via email

Applications close on Monday, 12th April t 11:55pm.

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RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak:

Application close: 12 Apr 2021 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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