First listed on: 27 July 2017

Research Administration Officer

School of Geosciences
Faculty of Science
Reference no. 1233/0617A

  • Provide administrative services and support in research data collection
  • Undertake reporting for the school, for grant applications and for ethics submissions
  • Full-time continuing remuneration package: $97K, located at our Camperdown/Darlington Campus

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Executive Officer, you are responsible for the provision of administrative services to support research data collection and reporting for the school. This includes coordinating data collections for the Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) and the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).  You will provide administrative services and support for grant applications including coordination and submission of research applications. In addition to providing the administration support you will also communicate all information regarding the research with the internal colleagues and ensure that research information for the School is up to date.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence.

To be considered, you will possess:

  • tertiary qualifications likely with honours in appropriate discipline with relevant experience in related field
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with day to day operational matters
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement and ability to prioritise workload during busy periods
  • advanced skills data analysis, using statistical analysis tools, and reporting on research findings.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All staff employed by the University of Sydney must have the right to work in Australia. An employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 10 August 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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