Research Grants Officer (NHMRC & Health)

Updated: 2 months 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 until August 2027 | Full-Time
Compensation Grade
Higher Education Officer Level 6
Salary Range:
$82,923 - $88,414 p.a.
Reporting to:
Senior Research Grants Officer
Research Development and Support (RDS)
Under general to broad direction, the Research Grants Officer will provide high level research administrative support to researchers, specifically regarding the identification of funding opportunities and the development, review and submission of research grant proposals and tender applications.
Working as a member of the RDS team the Research Grants Officer will work closely with stakeholders in providing project-based research administration support to assist with data capture and establish and sustain collaborative partnerships (internally and externally) to support Flinders research themes.

Key Position Responsibilities

The Research Grants Officer is accountable for:

  • Identifying opportunities for external funding and grant programs and disseminating information through relevant communication channels.

  • Providing support for researchers, joint appointment and academic status holders in identifying, reviewing and submitting a range of grant applications.

  • Working closely with the Manager, Research Grants and Tenders to provide research administrative support to ensure a targeted support framework for researchers is in place and delivered.

  • Coordinating and facilitating communications and advice to researchers and advising in relation to external grant and tender guidelines and funding rules.

  • Assisting with grant application lodgment processes which may include electronic systems including the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), the Australian Research Council (ARC), Government or International grant and tender lodgment systems.

  • Process category 1 NHMRC and MRFF contracts utilising systems including ResearchNow and contract management system.

  • Ensuring research data capture and grant submissions support Flinders research appointments within Colleges.

  • Assisting researchers with administrative preparation of research grants including the provision of advice relating to research funding guidelines and budgets in addition to lodgment of full grant applications to the for final submission.

  • Reviewing and coordinating the preparation of academic status documentation for partnering external researchers.

  • Assisting researchers and academic status holders by providing access and advice relating to University research policy and procedures.

  • Providing advice relating to research funding guidelines, budgets, and terms and conditions of funding.

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

Key Position Capabilities

  • Completion of a degree with subsequent relevant experience, or extensive experience and/or specialist expertise or broad knowledge in an administrative field, or equivalent combination of experience and/or education and/or training.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills as well as interpersonal skills, together with the ability to engage with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Ability to apply analytical and problem-solving skills to understand a complex situation or problem and develop innovative ideas and opportunities for resolution.

  • Demonstrated well-developed information technology skills in using office computer applications, including the Microsoft office suite and databases.

  • Demonstrated experience in research administration.

  • Knowledge of research systems and processes including the major grant funding bodies Research Grants Management Systems and the University’s Research information systems.

  • Familiarity with bibliographic software and databases such as EndNote, PubMed, Ovid and Scopus.

  • Knowledge of and an ability to learn how to process grants including category 1 ARC and NHMRC grants.

How to Apply

In addition to your Resume, please also upload a Cover Letter briefly elaborating on your previous experiences in a similar role.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Mary Rieger.

Information for Applicants:

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:

28 Sep 2022
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