Research Funding Officer - (Post Award)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 02 Oct 2023 11:55 PM ;

Job no:512706
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO6

(HE06) $86,360 - $93,285 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing opportunity for a Research Funding Officer (Post Award) with high attention to detail to join the collaborative Research Services team.

Research Services provides professional staff support services to the University's Research community in relation to competitive research funding/grant opportunities, research grant administration, applications and awards, research ethics, compliance and integrity management, research contract management and research related reporting and collections such as the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA), and general and strategic advice to researchers and research leaders. Research Services sits within Innovation and Commercialisation Services (ICS), along with Business Development and Commercialisation.

Working under general direction, the Research Funding Officer (Post Award) provides high quality central support to post-award management of funded research projects.

This role will focus on customer service and providing a positive customer experience, providing efficient and effective post award research administration functions, and maintaining corporate records in relation to University research activities.

You will also be required to provide support for the pre-award submission of research funding applications during peak periods.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and explain complex documentation, such as grant guidelines and award conditions.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, numeracy skills, and ability to maintain work accuracy;
  • Demonstrated ability to use initiative, exercise good judgement, and prioritise competing demands;
  • Experience in delivering a professional, client focused service to a range of stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a high functioning team in the achievement of planned goals and objectives;

The successful candidate will have high level interpersonal and communication skills and have demonstrated high-level competence in standard office computer software, internet and database packages, and the ability to adapt quickly to changing IT environments;

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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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, 2nd October 2023.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Emilie Corrick
Research Grants Manager, Research Services
P: +61 (8) 8313 3765

You'll find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified

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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