Senior Research Administration Officer - School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of EAIT

University of Queensland
July 15, 2024
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  • School of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of EAIT

  • Research Administration

  • Full-time, Permanent position

  • Based at St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    As the Senior Research Administration Officer, you are the primary point of contact for all research administration matters in the School and facilitates high-quality research applications. This position supports the promotion of research opportunities and researcher development. You will be a member of the School of Chemical Engineering's operations team, and work closely with the School Director of Research, providing high-level support to enable the efficient and effective management of the School's research activity.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Assist School staff in the development and submission of high-quality research applications, ensuring compliance and eligibility.

  • Coordinate operational systems and resources to support researchers with the application process, ensuring applications are submitted by required deadlines and with complete documentation.

  • Facilitate necessary approvals, including Head of School, for research funding applications, agreements and co-contributions, ensuring all necessary information is complete and checked.

  • Be the primary point of contact for all research administrative matters in the School.

  • Assist academic staff with research project budget preparation.

  • Promote, and assist in the identification of research funding opportunities.

  • Support the development of research related nominations and awards for School staff.

  • Plan, organize and participate in School research seminars, research related events, and researcher development activities.

  • Keep accurate records of grant application activity to enable tracking and internal reporting.

  • Assist with the compilation and analysis of research data and metrics relevant to school research performance.

  • Act as Secretary to the School Research Committee, including drafting agenda and minutes and preparing documentation required by the Committee.

  • Serve as a link between the School and the research professional services in the Faculty and Central Portfolios and UniQuest, liaising as necessary.

  • Ensure the currency of the research content on the School's website and intranet including academic staff profiles.

  • Participate in the UQ Research Administrators' Network, when possible, to help maintain a community of ‘best practice' in research administration at UQ.

  • Undertake independent projects as required, and other administrative duties, as reasonably directed by the School Manager or School Director of Research.

  • This is a full-time (100%), permanent position at HEW level 6.

    The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $88,099.39 - $94,512.08, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $103,076.28 - $110,579.13 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree with subsequent relevant administrative experience in an education institution or similar environment, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Experience in research administration with an understanding of policies and procedures relating to research administration and external funding agencies or the demonstrated capacity to rapidly gain that knowledge.

  • Proven ability to work both effectively in a team environment, and independently.

  • Proven ability to organise and prioritise workload to meet regular and conflicting deadlines, while maintaining attention to detail.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to investigate problems, seek information and interpret situations.

  • High level interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to exercise tact and good judgment, and to negotiate with a range of individuals.

  • Demonstrated commitment to the provision of high-quality customer service.

  • High level computer skills with experience in managing, analysing, and interpreting data.

  • Experience in the Higher Education Sector with a sound knowledge of administrative policies and procedures would be highly regarded.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Ms Melanie Gunn via [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close on Monday 15 July 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-40005). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for the week commencing 22 July 2024.

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