Research Project Officer

at University of Melbourne

  • Join Australia's number 1 University

  • Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.

Chancellery (Research)

Salary: $87,171 - $95,444 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About Chancellery

The Chancellery is led by the Vice-Chancellor and has a University-wide focus on:

  • delivering strategic leadership
  • allocating capital according to strategic priorities
  • developing and overseeing a business framework that includes appropriate financial and other organisational planning and controls
  • ensuring identity or brand is consistent with strategic intent and purpose, and
  • overseeing policies and initiatives that develop the academic and professional expertise of University staff members.

The Research Project Officer is a member of the Research portfolio, which sits within the Chancellery.

About the role

The Research Project Officer reports to the Director (Research strategy) and provides high quality project support for activities associated with the Research Portfolio and the implementation of the University's research strategies.

In this role your responsibilities will include: coordinating the University's internal and whole-of-institution strategic research programs; supporting the measurement and reporting of return-on-investment; preparing reports to key committees; drafting policies and other tasks as requested.

You will also provide project administration support for the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) and the Pro Vice Chancellors.

As Research Project Officer you will be required to collaborate effectively with colleagues in University Services and Academic Divisions to ensure effective processes to support and implement various programs and activities.

This exciting full-time position is available on a continuing basis.

About you

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience
  • Experience working in (one or more of) research, research administration or management (commercially or for a Publicly Funded Research Agency), government, or higher education.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills with the demonstrated ability to liaise and work effectively with stakeholders in a large and complex organisation
  • Demonstrated organisational and planning skills, including the ability to prioritise workload and plan and deliver multiple project activities concurrently
  • Ability to conceptualise complex project information, to work with and manage ambiguity and to identify and follow up issues while keeping relevant senior team members informed

The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Please submit a cover letter, CV and document addressing the key selection criteria listed in the position description.

Close date: 28 May 2017

Position Description and Selection Criteria

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