Senior Research Administrator

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: Permanent

Senior Research Administrator-2400245



Who we are/ Ko wai mātou

Research and Enterprise Office, Research Division, fosters research excellence, and supports researchers to be successful. We assist researchers with pursuing funding opportunities, partnering with next users of research (including national and local government, non-government organisations and business), completing grant applications, and the establishment of research contracts.

Since its formation in 2011, R&E has grown research income from $88M to over $200M, through an extended period of significant change in government strategy and investment.

The role/Te mahi

Senior Research Administrators provide support to one or more research client portfolios (normally a group of academic departments or units).  Working in partnership with the Research and Enterprise Managers and Advisers, the role provides effective and efficient pre-award and post-award administrative support for research grants and supports the Research and Enterprise Division, researchers and the University meet obligations to research sponsors and collaborators.  

The role is a key administrative conduit for external funders and is part of a team flexibly providing administrative services across the Division and the University.

If you possess a can-do attitude, the ability to think outside the square (problem solver), computer literate, well organised, and an exceptional customer service focus, this role could be yours.

Skills and experience/Kā pūkeka me kā wheako

•    Recognised qualification appropriate to the role.
•    Suitable experience working in a busy and/or complex administration role where high levels of customer service delivery are expected.
•    Proficiency in the Microsoft suite of programmes; well-developed keyboard and word-processing skills.

Further details/Pūroko

This is a full-time (37.5 hours per week), permanent position. The successful candidate will be based in Dunedin.

You must have the right to live and work in New Zealand to apply for this role.

We offer competitive salary, 5 weeks’ annual leave, a 6.75% superannuation scheme, and the ability to achieve real work/life balance.

Specific enquiries may be directed to Rhonda McSkimming via the contact details below. 


To submit your application (including CV and cover letter) please click the apply button below. Applications quoting reference number 2400245 will close Sunday, 25 February 2024.

Additional Information

Contact: Rhonda McSkimming     Tel: + 64 3 479 5671

Position details: Job Description

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Location: About Dunedin

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Salary Level and Range Level 5 (Range of Appointments $65,281 to $69,648, Top of Range $74,947)
 Research and Enterprise Office
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