Research Development Coordinator

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Bedford Park, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

To realise this ambition, we recently made a significant organisation change to a six College structure with a professional staff and services alignment.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking an outstanding individual to join the team of our transformed university.

Employment Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Position Summary

Fixed-Term for 5 years | Full-Time
Higher Education Officer Level 8
Salary Range:
$100,238 - $110,971 p.a.
Reporting to:
Director, Research Development and Support
Under broad direction, the Research Development Coordinator develops and manages responses to new research funding opportunities for Flinders University with a focus on bid development in partnership with external university, industry, government and non-government collaborators. The Research Development Coordinator will draw on their research development experience, organisational/business skills and knowledge to engage with internal and external researchers and research partners to develop research funding applications.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Research Development Coordinator is accountable for:

  • Support for the development of bids for high level research funding involving partnerships with industry, external research organisations and government and non-government agencies

  • Linking research staff with potential external research partners to provide opportunities for collaborative research.

  • Representing the University and its research capability at a range of internal and external engagements and meetings in order to promote and build the reputation of the University and assist in the generation of new partnerships and collaborations with research partners.

  • Participating in strategic planning sessions and assisting the strategic development of research partnerships for the University.

  • Contributing to and coordinating the production of project reports and annual reports to meet University and contractual obligations.

  • Facilitating the preparation of project funding proposals.

  • Developing strategic marketing activities including directing and participating in promotional activities and networking events and providing reports on outcomes of such activities.

  • Obtaining information from researchers on existing and new research capabilities and strengths.

  • Assisting the Partnerships Directors and College leadership in managing client relationships

  • Liaising with University legal advisors regarding contract negotiations with external clients.

  • Collaborating and liaising with key college research leadership and support staff.

  • Supporting the Director, RDS in managing the research development activities for the University.

  • Any other responsibilities in line with the level of the position as assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Key Position Capabilities

  • Progress towards post-graduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience in working with researchers to develop research funding bids or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.

  • Evidence of capacity to think strategically; ability to identify research funding opportunities through interactions with range of prospective research partners including industry bodies, external research groups or institutes, or government agencies.

  • Demonstrated initiative, well developed organisational skills, and the capacity to provide advice in an effective and timely manner.

  • Proven ability to analyse, interpret and present complex data, develop policy and build business cases supported by clear evidence.

  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex concepts.

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills, and the capacity to work effectively with a wide range of people and in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to publicise and promote the University’s research capabilities.

For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Simon Brennan

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires all new staff members to be up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions. 

Information for Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position as outlined above. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications Close 11:59pm:

06 Jul 2022
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