Research Project Management Officer (HEO 5)

University of South Australia
February 14, 2023
Offerd Salary:$73,341 - $86,642
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Contract Type:fixed term contract
Working Time:Full time
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  • Open to Australian Aboriginal Peoples and UniSA employees only

  • Full-time, fixed term contract until 3 November 2023 based in Research and Innovation Services at the City West and Mawson Lakes Campuses
  • Salary: HEO 5 $73,341 - $86,642 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)
  • About the Role

    The Research Projects Management Officer is responsible for the administration of and accurate interpretation of relevant guidelines in the management of research grants and projects to ensure ongoing compliance with the funding and funding bodies' requirements as they relate to the research grant or projects.

    You will contribute to successful research project outcomes by taking accountability for inbound and outbound project documentation, projects reporting and analysis, monitoring of project progress, and other general research projects management activities.

    About UniSA

    The University of South Australia is Australia's University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity.

    Core Responsibilities

  • Provide high level administrative support, advice, resolution and guidance in response to queries associated with post award research project management
  • Provide accurate interpretation of funding guidelines and initial assessment of contractual obligations associated with the research projects
  • Oversee the project information stored in the corporate Research Management Information System (RMIS) to support various corporate reporting processes including academic promotion, marketing of research activity through staff homepages and contributing to annual HERDC data collection.
  • Monitor project performance and associated milestones to ensure compliance and fulfilment of the award conditions and funding requirements
  • Support the Senior Research Projects Management Officer to develop, implement and maintain efficient and effective research project management processes and procedures
  • Essential Skills and Experience

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field and relevant experience and/or demonstrated equivalent knowledge and experience in contract and/or research projects administration
  • Proven skills and experience in providing high level administrative support for project (preferably research projects) delivery, including experience in meeting deadlines, prioritising competing demands and using initiative
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and understand contracts, financial documentation and reporting requirements
  • A track record of making key contributions to customer focussed service delivery across multi-functional teams and units
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others, including demonstrated experience working effectively with people at all levels, both internal and external to the organisation
  • Benefits

    Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:

  • Access to great personal development opportunities
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Employee assistance and development programs
  • A variety of leave arrangements
  • How to Apply

    The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.

    Please address your cover letter to Amra Delibasic, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at [email protected] using job reference number 4871.

    Applications close: 11:30pm Tuesday 14 February 2023

    To be eligible to apply for internal positions, you must either identify as an Australian Aboriginal Person, or be a current UniSA continuing, fixed-term or casual staff member at the time the position is advertised and have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of the appointment.


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