Research Development Officer

University of Queensland
June 04, 2023
Offerd Salary:$93,254 - $101,680
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Contract Type:fixed term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • School of Political Science & International Studies
  • Join a university ranked in the world's top 50
  • Collaborate with highly awarded, world-class colleagues
  • Culture committed to excellence and innovation
  • Based at St Lucia Campus
  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave
  • 17% superannuation contributions
  • 17.5% annual leave loading
  • Access to flexible working arrangements including flexible start/finish times
  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family
  • On campus childcare options
  • Cheap parking (from just $5 a day)
  • Salary packaging options
  • About This Opportunity

    We are seeking a Research Development Officer based within the School of Political Science and International Studies, to support staff and assist with capitalising on opportunities for competitive research grants from diverse, non-traditional funding sources, and with strengthening our research partnerships. This position will be responsible for identifying relevant non- traditional research funding opportunities, supporting the development of long-term strategic research partnerships, developing capacity statements in our areas of strength, working directly with staff to build capacity and knowledge, and assisting the School to develop our outward-facing profile to encourage deeper and more diverse research partnerships. The Research Development Officer must possess excellent relationship building skills, and strong communication and writing skills, coupled with a thorough knowledge of the research funding environment. The position reports to the Head of School.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Source, and provide direct advice and hands on support to researchers in relation to, current and future non-traditional funding opportunities.
  • Source, and provide direct advice and hands on support to researchers in relation to, current and future opportunities for research partnerships across UQ, and with industry, government and NGOs.
  • Assist in the development of capacity statements and other materials to promote the School's profile and strengths.
  • Engage in skills transfer, training, and documentation of existing knowledge to support sustainability for the longer term.
  • Liaise closely with the Faculty Research Partnerships Manager and the Faculty Research Office.
  • This is a part-time (80%), fixed term position for up to 6 months.

    At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,254 - $101,680, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $109,107 - $118,966 annually.

    About You

  • A degree with at least 4 years subsequent extensive research development and/or contract management experience, preferably in the tertiary education or research sector; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated skills in research business development.
  • Knowledge of the higher education research funding environment and opportunities.
  • Demonstrated high level relationship building and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated high level oral and written communication skills.
  • Evidence of assimilating new information rapidly and deploying such knowledge to the benefit of the organisation.
  • Demonstrated capacity to successfully engage with industry partners.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team and proactively liaise across related functional areas of the University.
  • Ability to work effectively independently.
  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.
  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Katharine Gelber. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section
  • Resume
  • Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume', which is step one of the application form.

    Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected]

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday, 4 June 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number – R-26052).

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