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Research Administration Officer

The University of Queensland - St Lucia, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training
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Research Office

The University of Queensland is a world class institution which ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the QS World University Rankings. The University maintains a world-class, comprehensive program of research and research training. We aim for international standards of excellence across the spectrum of research, from fundamental, curiosity-driven work that builds the stock of knowledge and leads to new research questions to applied research and innovation with direct applications to industry and communities.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) is a member of the University's Senior Executive and has responsibility for enhancing the university’s performance and reputation in research, research training, and research collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) is supported by the staff in the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio.

Units within the portfolio have responsibility to support the University's research community through strategic engagement with external stakeholders, funding organisations and research partners; international collaborations; grants management; research performance data management, research infrastructure management, and research ethics and integrity. Within the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio, the Research Office provides administrative and strategic support in the key functional area of research grants administration.

About This Opportunity

Working within the Research Office (RO), the Research Administration Officer facilitates the dissemination of information and advice to researchers on sources of research support, both external and internal. They in turn assist researchers through the application and assessment process and administer the grants awarded. Each Research Administration Officer is responsible for one or more the University’s Faculty or Institute areas.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

You should possess a degree with subsequent relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You will have demonstrated experience in administration and a knowledge of higher education and/or research administration and management. You should have excellent written and interpersonal skills, a broad knowledge of the University’s Faculties and Institutes and the demonstrated ability to handle a high volume and working to deadlines.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a fixed term position at HEW level 6.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $80,784 - $86,768, plus super of up to 17% and recreation leave loading of 17.5%.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Lisa Bolton, Senior Manager at director.management@research.uq.edu.au or 07 3365 4789.

St Lucia, QLD

Education, Childcare & Training


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