Research Projects Management Officer (HEO 5)

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 24 Sep 2023

  • Based in the UniSA Research Office at the City West campus
  • Full-time, continuing position
  • Salary: $73,341 - $86,642 per annum (plus 17% superannuation)

About You 

You are a skilled administration and projects professional with strong stakeholder management skills. You are trusted, authentic and self-aware, and establish credibility through honesty, taking accountability, reliability and responsiveness. You communicate with impact and provide solutions through diplomatic, persuasive, logical, creative and innovative decision making. 

About the Role 

Reporting to the Manager: Research Projects Management, you will be responsible for the management and administration of research grants and projects to ensure that the funding bodies requirements are continuously fulfilled. You will provide technical advice and guidance in response to queries, monitor the approvals process for project establishment, and will monitor project performance to ensure compliance and fulfilment of the award and contract conditions. 

About the UniSA Research Office 

University Research Office (URO) provides support for the management of research, and administers sponsored research projects, along with collaborative and contract research arrangements. It is also responsible for ensuring the responsible and ethical conduct of research, and for developing and implementing strategic initiatives to improve the quality of the experience and outcomes for postgraduate research students. 

The Research Projects Management Team provides strategic and operational support to the Director/Deputy Director URO, by supporting researchers in research project start-up, management and reporting and through the continuous improvement of systems and processes to support the project life-cycle. 

About UniSA 

The University of South Australia is Australia’s University of Enterprise. Our culture of innovation is anchored around global and national links to academic, research and industry partners. Our graduates are the new urban professionals, global citizens at ease with the world and ready to create and respond to change. Our research is inventive and adventurous and we create new knowledge that is central to global economic and social prosperity. 

Essential Skills and Experience 

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others, including demonstrated experience working effectively with stakeholders of various levels 
  • Demonstrated high level of attention to detail and the ability to effectively manage competing priorities within tight time-frames 
  • Proven and excellent analytical, research and writing skills to enable the effective synthesis of complex information and data from multiple sources, and the provision of high-quality evidence-based reports 
  • Excellent computer skills, including the ability to effectively manage corporate information management systems 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of key funding scheme rules and conditions, or demonstrated ability to quickly acquire that knowledge with an ability to interpret guidelines, policies and agreements to ensure compliance 


Getting a great job working with the best is just the start. UniSA rewards its staff with a wide variety of benefits such as:  

  • Access to great personal development opportunities  
  • Generous superannuation contributions of 17%  
  • Flexible working conditions including up to 2 days from home per week 
  • Various on-site services available at our campuses which may include on-site gym membership  
  • A variety of leave arrangements 


As a University of Enterprise, we offer a dynamic and agile workplace culture, one that embraces challenges and thrives on breaking new ground. Our staff are creative and innovative thinkers, communicating with clarity, conviction and enthusiasm. We embrace diversity and inclusion in a vibrant, engaging environment.  Our people are authentic, resilient, and influential, and we deliver results.  

How to Apply 

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit Working at UniSA.   The online application form will list the specific selection criteria that you need to address.   

Please address your cover letter to Kiara Lalli, Consultant: Recruitment Central. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, please contact UniSA Recruitment Central on +61 8 8302 1700 or via email at  using job reference number 5511.  

Applications close: 11:30pm Sunday 24 September 2023 

Applications welcomed from Australian or NZ citizens, Australian permanent residents and those who have the legal right to work in Australia for the term of appointment.  


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UniSA is committed to developing a diverse workforce and a constructive enterprising culture in which everyone can thrive.

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