Senior Project Officer

The University of Adelaide
April 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$106,561 - $119,550
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Contract Type:27 months fixed-term
Working Time:Part time
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(HEO8) $106,561 - $119,550 (pro rata for part time) per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

27 months fixed-term contract - 0.6 FTE

The Division of Research and Innovation plays a pivotal role in advancing the University's strategic objectives, particularly focusing on research strategy, researcher education, service provision, infrastructure, and fostering world- class research and impact, both domestically and internationally. With a commitment to excellence, innovation, engagement, and impact, the Division is tasked with realising the research goals outlined in the University Strategic Plan.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Research) oversees strategic planning and policy initiatives related to research, coordinates the University's research investment budget, and fosters the development of research alliances and partnerships, both domestically and internationally. It holds leadership responsibility for the University's Research portfolio, encompassing the Research Institutes, Adelaide Graduate Research School, Innovation and Commercialisation Services, Research Services, and Research Infrastructure & Platforms.

The Senior Project Officer plays a crucial role in supporting the Office of the DVCR by managing division-wide projects and driving continuous improvement initiatives.


To be successful you will need:

  • Excellent communication, report writing, and interpersonal skills, including the ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills, managing and executing multiple outputs and deliverables, with an ability to set priorities and use initiative.
  • Proven experience in leading small teams to meet organisation goals.
  • Proven experience in change management and continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the use of computers and computer software, including standard MS Office and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote the organisational values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery, and a commitment to positively comply with the associated behaviour expectations.
  • Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of the Higher Education sector in Australia.
  • Qualifications:

  • Relevant graduate 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, Tuesday 30 th 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:

    Thomas Roder

    Deputy Director, 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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