Graduate Research Liaison Coordinator

Macquarie University
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$104,726 - $113,545
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Contract Type:fixed term until 18
Working Time:Full time
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Macquarie University is recruiting for the role of Graduate Research Liaison Coordinator to join its Graduate Research Academy (GRA).


  • Salary Package: From $104,726 - $113,545 per annum (HEW 7), plus 17% employer's superannuation.
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term until 18 October 2024
  • Location: Macquarie University, North Ryde
  • The GRA is a central office providing leadership, support, and administration for Higher Degree Research (HDR) candidates, supervisors, departments and faculties, and will develop and coordinate structured graduate research training programs to support progressive academic and professional skills development in line with models from leading universities around the world. Staff within the GRA will work in partnership with faculties to support our graduate researchers through their candidature. The vision is to deliver an exceptional research training experience building from the basic training delivered through our unique Master of Research program to more advanced research training as part of the Doctor of Philosophy.

    A key objective of the GRA is to develop distinctive, connected and career- focused graduate research programs, which meet individual researcher needs and support employability. We will be enhancing opportunities for internships and innovative industry linked graduate research programs and growing our international partnerships with leading universities worldwide to support joint PhDs and international experiences for graduate researchers.

    About the role

    As a trusted business partner, the Liaison Coordinator function provides advice and support to the Associate Dean, Research Training and Performance, faculty staff, and GRA colleagues on a wide range of areas, including: developing strategies to enhance recruitment, identifying research training and development needs, coordinating external partnership activity, implementing initiatives to improve the candidate experience, and triaging and managing complex cases and appeals.

    Selection Criteria

  • A degree or progress towards a degree with significant relevant experience, or extensive experience and management expertise in the student administration field, or a combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training in a field of University administration.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and relationship management skills in order to liaise, consult, negotiate and influence a wide range of people at all levels within the organisation.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in promoting a client-focused approach to the delivery and management of services.
  • Demonstrated project management skills with an ability to manage competing priorities and deliver high quality outcomes in a complex environment with multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to think strategically and to use initiative and apply new ways of thinking to identify and solve problems.
  • Understanding of the current national and international research training landscape and the higher education sector.
  • Excellent computing and presentation skills including a sound working knowledge of Microsoft Suite of programs
  • Application process

    To apply, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role and your responses to the selection criteria above.

    For further information about this position, please contact: Laura Aubrey, Liaison Manager, Graduate Research Academy at [email protected]

    For general recruitment enquiries please contact: Virankita Khosa at [email protected]

    Applications Close - 20 February 2024

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    20/02/2024 11:59 PM

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