Senior Research Support Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: FullTime

Position Details

  • Fixed term until Dec 2023 | Full-Time

  • Higher Education Officer Level 7 | $90,063 - $99,696 p.a.

  • Location: Tonsley

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About the College of Medicine and Public Health      

At the College of Medicine and Public Health, we deliver clinical, population and lab-based research, integrated teaching programs and high-quality clinical services. Our footprint reaches out from our world class teaching hospital at the Flinders Medical Centre in South Australia to multiple rural clinical locations all the way to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Our research and teaching equip the next generation of leaders and innovators with the skill, commitment, and vision to protect vulnerable communities and truly advance health outcomes. It is at the heart of everything we do.

About the Role

As a Senior Research Support Officer, you will be responsible for the daily operations of the digital health lab and will work closely with the lab team in achieving their projects and research outcomes. Assisting in the day-to-day coordination of lab projects and budgets, you will prepare budgets that comply with financial requirements of the University and the overall lab goals as well as implementing relevant reporting systems.

The Senior Research Support Officer will also be required to provide research support on a broad range of digital health projects, specifically by way of assisting with various methodologies such as qualitative and quantitative studies, ethics applications, literature reviews, preparation of research materials and grant applications, data collection, data analysis and write-up.

Managing stakeholder relationships will be a key responsibility for the Senior Research Support Officer, as attraction of internal and external collaborators is central to ensuring lab publications are delivered to deadlines. This role may require you to act as a functional line manager to administration positions, ensuring reporting requirements are fulfilled and fostering an environment of continuous improvement.

About You

To be successful as a Senior Research Support Officer, you will have experience in Project Management, ideally in research and will be capable of coordinating a small team. You will have strong communication skills, able to engage a wide range of stakeholders and develop innovative ideas to solve problems. You are highly organised and analytical, particularly when it comes to meeting deadlines and prioritising tasks accordingly.

Furthermore, you should also demonstrate:

  • 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.

  • High level IT skills including Microsoft office suits software, with the ability to conduct literature searches and maintain an Endnote database.

  • Experience in a research environment and supporting community-based projects to achieve project goals.

  • Ideal candidates for the position will also demonstrate interest or experience in Digital Health and knowledge of research methods (desirable ).

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options

  • Flexible working arrangements

  • Wide range of professional development activities and services

  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff

  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym  and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy  

How to Apply and Information

  • You are required to submit Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Key Position Capabilities of the position description .

  • For more information regarding this position, please contact Isobelle McKenzie

Late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.

Applications to be submitted before 10.00pm:

19 Feb 2023

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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