Graduate Research Officer

University of Melbourne
December 08, 2022
Offerd Salary:$76,886 – $88,312
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Graduate Research Officer

Job no: 0041121 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Continuing Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences Department/School: Learning and Teaching Unit Salary: UOM 5 – $76,886 – $88,312 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About -Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences www.

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences has an enviable research record and is the University of Melbourne's largest faculty in terms of management of financial resources, employment of academic and professional staff, teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate (including research higher degree) students and the conduct of basic and applied research. The Faculty's annual revenue is $628m with approximately 55% of this income related to research activities.

About the Role The Graduate Research Officer will be responsible for the provision of accurate and detailed information and advice to students and staff in relation to selection, admissions and current candidature processes for graduate research programs within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering expert service and advice to stakeholders of the Learning and Teaching Unit within agreed service standards, referral protocols and a framework of excellence in customer service.
  • Providing expert advice to graduate research students, supervisors, professional and academic staff on a range of graduate research matters requiring a detailed understanding of University and Faculty policies and procedures.
  • Administering the faculty's graduate research course and scholarship applications including scholarship scoring and assessment of applications against entry requirements.
  • Administering faculty-level assessment of current candidature variations after department/school assessment has been completed.
  • About You You will bring your ability to have strong attention to detail and high- level organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, multi-task and schedule work to meet deadlines and to use initiative in problem-solving. You will have the experience and commitment to providing a high level of customer service to a diverse range of clients of varying backgrounds with an ability to exercise judgement and to ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times. Your ability to influence and forge working relationships with internal and external stakeholders will be highly valuable and you will have the ability to work collaboratively and flexibly both in a team and independently, in an environment with changing demands. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to present information clearly and to interact effectively with stakeholders at all levels both internal and external to the University.

    You will also have:

  • A relevant degree with experience within the higher education sector; or a combination of relevant experience and education/ training.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and maintain policies, procedures and new initiatives and to interpret and provide advice on established policies and procedures.
  • High level computer skills, particularly in relation in the use of spreadsheets, enterprise databases and word processing.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and documentation of business processes.
  • To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

    Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families
  • To find out more, visit https: //

    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us!

    If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

    ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

    Advertised: 17 Nov 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 08 Dec 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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