Researcher Support Manager

The University of Adelaide
April 14, 2024
Offerd Salary:$106,561 - $119,550
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Contract Type:21 Months fixed term
Working Time:Full time
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(HEO8 ) $106,561 - $119,550 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

21 Months fixed term

Full time

Research Services provides professional staff support services to the University's Research community in relation to competitive research funding/grant opportunities, research grant administration, applications and awards, research ethics, compliance and integrity management, research contract management and research related reporting and collections such as the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), and general and strategic advice to researchers and research leaders.

The Researcher Support Manager will be responsible for providing support to high profile researchers. This will be facilitated by the development of long- term relationships with these researchers to provide stewardship of their research portfolios. This role is responsible for managing the development and submission of major complex funding applications, including coordinating, project managing and enhancing applications, to deliver an increase in the scale and diversity of external research funding and impact for the University.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality advice and communicate with influence in relation to research grant administration.
  • Experience in management of a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to ensure collaborative work practices, including engaging with high level stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated high-level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A high level of self-motivation, initiative, creativity and sound judgement.
  • Proven experience in customer centric roles where innovative solutions were designed to enable positive outcomes including managing customer expectations and articulating service expectations.
  • Demonstrated ability to assist in the editing and development of research proposals and business plans.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, plan actions and work well to tight (externally imposed) deadlines.
  • Qualifications:

  • Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience; 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 or selection criteria document.

    Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday 14th April 2024, 11:55pm

    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:

    Dr. Dale Godfrey

    Director-Research Development and Pre-award, Research Services 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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