Research Administrator

The University of Adelaide
February 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$77,409
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Contract Type:36 months fixed-term
Working Time:Part time
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Research Administrator

(HEO5) and $77,409 and $86,072 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation (pro-rata)

36 months fixed-term, part-time 0.5 FTE (18.38 hours a week)

Working under general direction of the End Food Waste (EFW) Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) Research Director, and in conjunction with the EFW CRC Systems Manager (both UA positions), the Research Coordinator will support the EFW CRC management and participants in the life-cycle of research project administration.

Key roles will include coordinating the submission, evaluation, revision and approval of research project proposals, through to assisting with post award performance monitoring including the quarterly-reporting cycles. These processes are linked to the Smartsheet system, and so regular data entry, retrieval, reporting and maintenance is required. Interpersonal skill will be required to communicate with stakeholders, organise and conduct meetings, record action items and follow-up.

To be successful you will need:

  • Solid computing skills in software programs, such as Microsoft Office, Teams, and different reporting interfaces requiring data entry and extraction
  • Excellent communication skills including well developed interpersonal communication skills and effective active listening skills
  • Developed organizational skills and an ability to ensure well documented systems are adhered to
  • Highly motivated and flexible with a practical, hands-on approach with a demonstrated ability to work under general direction with elements of independence, as part of a team and in collaboration with others
  • Ability to manage time well, without direct supervision
  • Ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary teams to achieve a common goal
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Desirable

    Previous experience with data entry and extraction from spreadsheets or database software.

    Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    The Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research. Many of its academic staff are world leaders in their fields and graduates are highly regarded by employers. The Faculty actively partners with innovative industries to solve problems of global significance.

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    How to Apply

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, Wednesday 21st February 2024

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Name of Contact: Dr. Bryan Coad Position Title: Research Director, End Food Waste CRC and Senior Mortlock Fellow (C) E: [email protected]

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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