Director, Research Grants (Operations)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Aug 2022

Job no:510464
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time

Competitive salary on offerplus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation.

Twelve month fixed term contract available immediately.

The Director, Research Grants (Operations) is responsible for leading and managing the Research Grants unit in its role providing support for the University's competitive research grant applications and awards. The Director provides high level input into Divisional leadership teams regarding external research grant funding and operational matters, and works co-operatively with the Director, Research Grants (Research Development) and other senior managers in the Division and Faculties to ensure appropriate coordination of research support services.

The Director coordinates submission of applications and post-award management for the University's research grant programs, liaises with senior research leaders in relation to research grant-related strategies, and acts for the Executive Director, Research Services, as required.

To be successful you will need:

  • Substantial experience in research management and administration.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, document, implement and monitor processes and activities designed to improve administrative efficiency and output.
  • Extensive experience in effectively leading a professional team in a complex work environment.
  • A commitment to, and the relevant skills for, developing and providing a range of research support services.
  • Sound knowledge of the research sector nationally and globally, in particular with respect to national research funding opportunities, mechanisms and research management in the University environment.

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. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

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, Wednesday 17 August 2022.

For further information:

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dale Godfrey
Executive Director (Interim), Research Services- Innovation and Commercialisation Services
University of Adelaide

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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