Senior Research Grants Officer - Awards

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 15 Aug 2022

Job no:510469
Work type:Continuing - Full-time
Categories:Administration, HEO8

(HE08) $102,266 - $114,731 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation applies.

Continuing position available immediately.

The Division of Research and Innovation provides leadership in achieving the University’s strategic goals, particularly in relation to research strategy, researcher education, services, infrastructure and supporting the development of world-class research and impact, both nationally and internationally. Supporting an ethos of excellence, innovation, engagement and impact, the Division is responsible for achieving the research objectives set out in the University Strategic Plan.

Research Services provides administrative support services to the University's Research community in relation to competitive research grant opportunities, applications and awards, research ethics and compliance administration, research integrity, research-related reporting and data collections (including Excellence in Research for Australia and Engagement and Impact); and general and strategic advice to researchers and research leaders.

Working under broad direction the Senior Research Grants Officer will liaise directly with University senior officers and external parties to coordinate activities associated with a portfolio of competitive research grant applications and awards (including major strategic opportunities). The Senior Research Grants Officer will take a major role in the development of strategies and systems to enhance grant applications and manage application rounds and facilitate the negotiation of funding contracts.

The Senior Research Grants Officer will provide mentoring to junior grants officers on pre and post award matters and will provide support for other new initiatives under the Research Strategy when feasible.

To be successful you will need:

  • Substantial experience in research grant administration, including interpreting contracts and agreements and reviewing research related project budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality advice to staff on research grant administration issues, including pre and post award matters.
  • Demonstrated high-level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide mentoring to junior staff members, including the ability to provide coaching and guidance to staff on operational matters.
  • Demonstrated capacity to evaluate and interpret complex rules, policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will have a high level of self-motivation, initiative, creativity and sound judgement.

You will have excellent organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritise, plan and work to tight deadlines.

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, 15 August 2022.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dale Godfrey
Executive Director (Interim), Research Services
P: +61 0427 591 055

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


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