Graduate Research Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 30 Jun 2022

Job no: 0056290
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Full time; Continuing
Faculty of Engineering and IT
UOM 5 – $76,886 – $88,312 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is strongly committed to supporting diversity and flexibility in the workplace. Improving the representation of women is necessary in our goal to innovate and to strengthen FEIT’s reputation as a best-in-class centre of research.

About the Role

The Graduate Research Officer plays an integral role in delivering the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology’s 10-year research strategy and growth targets. You will support the full life cycle of Graduate Research Degrees for the Faculty through the provision of professional support services to prospective, newly enrolled and current graduate research students. You will work closely with the Faculty’s Academic Supervisors, School and Department Graduate Coordinators and Administrators, as well as collaborating with colleagues across Chancellery’s varied Student and Academic Services.

You will be responsible for our communication channels (website, Yammer and SharePoint sites), working to continuously improve, update and disseminate information to both graduate researchers and their supervisors.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop, or gain, experience in scholarships, application processing, and assessment, deferral requests, progress reviews and other related activities and events.

Responsibilities include:

  • Proactively and professionally provide effective administration
  • Respond in a timely manner to daily inquiries received either in person, phone, or through emails providing accurate and timely information to prospective or admitted graduate research students on a range of topics
  • Contribute to the development of Faculty specific policies and procedures

About You

Your strong interpersonal skills allow you to develop and maintain trusted relationships with both your immediate team as well as external stakeholders. Your excellent organisational skills enable you to prioritise your work and adapt to as needed, working effectively both as part of a team and independently. You have a keen eye for detail and completeness, particularly relating to the rules and guidelines around applications.

You will further have:

  • A relevant degree with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Excellent communication skills including writing skills particularly for writing potentially sensitive emails
  • Demonstrated ability to learn systems quickly and provide support with team activities and processes as well as graduate research applicants and students

For specific responsibilities of this role please refer to the attached Position Description.

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages with disabilities and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at .

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements:

The University of Melbourne is required to comply with applicable health guidance and directions issued from the Victoria Health Minister. The University of Melbourne requires all University of Melbourne employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless an exemption order applies. All applicants therefore must meet this requirement when submitting an application.

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Applications close: 30 JUNE 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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