Research Officer

The University of Adelaide
May 26, 2024
Offerd Salary:$77,409 to $86,072
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(HE05) $77,409 to $86,072 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, full time position available for 12 months.

JBI is a global research institute based in the Faculty of Health & Medical Sciences at the University of Adelaide, that promotes and supports evidence- based decisions that improve health and health service delivery.

The role of the Research Grants and Development Office is to increase JBI's research performance and profile by partnering with researchers, research teams, senior leaders and professional services teams to secure competitive national and international research funding, increase the level and diversity of research funding and facilitate excellent research outcomes by delivering researcher development strategies.

The Office will lead the development, submission and management of all competitive research grant funding, including National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and other local and international schemes from government, philanthropic and industry sources. The team works with researchers to provide advisory and administrative support throughout the entire lifecycle of a grant, as well as providing research assistance to support strategic projects.

Working under direction of the Strategic Research and Development Manager, the Research Officer will support the implementation and evaluation of all institute-wide research development initiatives. The incumbent will manage reporting requirements, the team inbox, data, support compliance checking at peak periods, respond to general researcher queries, manage funding opportunities via internal systems, support post-award management, and help streamline processes and procedures for the team.

To be successful you will need:

  • Knowledge of the University sector, funding of research and of related structures and processes in a research-oriented field.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of administrative, research, grant and project support services including a high level of competence in the coordination of committees and workshops.
  • Demonstrated experience identifying and analysing information and issues to support the development of practical solutions and recommendations for effective client outcomes and the implementation of research grant projects and programs.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating, both verbally and in writing, in a succinct, professional and responsive manner to deliver client centric results.
  • Demonstrated experience setting and meeting deadlines, monitoring and reviewing standard systems and applying well developed interpersonal skills to promote a positive team environment.
  • 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 a 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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    Your faculty's broader role

    The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences contains one of Australia's largest concentrations of leading health researchers, teachers and clinical titleholders. It's comprised of eight schools and a number of specialist disciplines, institutes and centres, variously focused on world-class research, and training the next generation of: medical doctors; surgeons; dentists; nurses; psychiatrists; psychologists; and other health professionals.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    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, 26 May 2024.

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

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Lisa Hunt Business Development Manager, JBI P: +61 (8) 0481902566 E: [email protected]

    You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

    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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