Researcher Development Officer

The University of Adelaide
February 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$86,360-$93,285
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Contract Type:Fixed term position
Working Time:Negotigation
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(HEO6) $86,360-$93,285 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term position till 31 st December 2025

The Researcher Education and Development team sits within the Adelaide Graduate Research School (AGRS) and the Division of Research and Innovation and offers a suite of workshops, courses, events, online training, and resources to meet the personal, professional, and career development needs of research students, supervisors and researchers at the University of Adelaide.

Working under general direction, the Researcher Development Officer assists the Manager, Researcher Education and Development on matters relating to HDR student, researcher, and HDR Supervisor training and development. This position coordinates a wide range of training events, manages data and systems to track and record participation, contributes to regular reviews of student progress to ensure students are adhering to and meeting program requirements, manages communications with students, staff, and providers, and provides advice in accordance with the relevant program requirements, guidelines, and procedures. This position also provides administrative and operational support to the Manager, Researcher Education and Development.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated previous research experience and/or experience with researcher training.
  • Ability to evaluate, interpret, and advise on complex rules, policies, and procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and accurately, with attention to detail.
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to confidently present training and information sessions in person or online
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others in a positive, constructive and professional manner and interact effectively with a diverse range of people and cultures to deliver client centric results.
  • Qualifications:

  • A higher degree by research (i.e. PhD or MPhil) would be highly regarded
  • Extensive experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in technical or administrative fields; or
  • An equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • 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 division's broader role

    The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment.

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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.

    Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 11 th February 2023

    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:

    Katy Dolman Manager, Researcher Education and Development-Division of Research and Innovation E: [email protected]

    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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