Senior Research Grants Officer - Applications

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 24 Nov 2022

Job no:510950
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, Administration, Project Management and Project Support, HEO7

(HEO7) $91,187 to $101,987 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing, full-time opportunity.

Based in the Research Grants Unit, this is a fantastic opportunity to develop strategies and systems to manage application rounds and submissions for international research grants. 

Your role as Senior Research Grants Officer will be to provide administrative research support services to the University’s researcher community and support international research grant programs, and research grant funding.  

This role also provides strategic advice to senior staff; ensures accurate interpretation of funding rules in research grant applications; oversees pre-award processes for international competitive research grants submission at the University, and supports a limited portfolio of internal research grants schemes and external prizes and awards.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated capacity at managing international projects.
  • Well developed communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills.
  • High level administrative and organisational skills, including written skills and experience in the preparation of reports and correspondence.
  • Ability to collect, analyse and interpret information and to provide formal advice.
  • Ability to work effectively in an environment of competing priorities and deadlines. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a collaborative team in a varied and interesting role, utilising your excellent organisational skills.

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. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

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, 24th November 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Steph De La Rue
Director, Research Grants (Operations)


P: 8313 1732 or 0400 236 474

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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