Senior Adviser (Major Research Initiatives)

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 01 May 2024

Job no:517187
Work type:full time
Location:Crawley
Categories:Administration & Executive support, Research support


  • Work with researchers, industry partners and government to expand and diversify the research income base of the University
  • Level 7 – 8, full-time appointment on an ongoing basis
  • Base salary range: Level 7 $95,737 – $106,223 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation or Level 8 $106,775 – $116,709 p.a. (pro-rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Office of Research provides professional and expert support services to facilitate research excellence and knowledge transfer at the University. It is also at the forefront in executing the University’s research strategy.

The Major Research Initiatives team sits within the Research Enterprise office to respond to strategic research opportunities.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction, actively work with researchers to expand and diversify the research income base of the University.

About you 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will demonstrate:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Substantial and extensive relevant experience in research funding at an appropriate level
  • Experience working with researchers across all disciplines
  • Experience in reviewing internally and externally initiated commercial agreements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills, including editorial skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team
  • Ability to manage complex research budgets and resources
  • Knowledge of relevant higher education policies including current issues associated with research

Note: For details on the Level 8 role please refer to the position description below.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Senior Adviser (Major Research Initiatives) 517187.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Wednesday, 1 May 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Kate McKenzie on (08) 6488 8542 or [email protected]

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at [email protected] with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


Advertised:17 Apr 2024 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:01 May 2024 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time



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