The College of Science administration team delivers high quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of research and education for the ANU College of Science. Befitting the University’s place among the top 20 universities on the planet, our academics produce research that changes lives and life, as we know it.
The Research Management office in the College of Science offers a stimulating environment within one of the best universities in the world. Creativity and collaboration are strongly encouraged. On the job training and professional development opportunities are provided to support you to reach your full potential in this exciting role. The Senior Research Management Officer is a part of the Research Management team in the College of Science administration. This is a key administrative role delivering high quality research management services to scientists within a supportive team environment. Under the broad direction of the Deputy Manager, the Senior Research Management Officer will perform the following functions: 1. Coordinate operational activities and provide high level and complex advice and services on a wide range of research matters, including operational planning, research governance, risk management, pre and post award management and research ethics, ensuring compliance with University policies and procedures, current legislation and/ or funding guidelines. 2. Assist with maximising funding opportunities by providing support to identify sources of funding and by providing strategic advice to the College stakeholders on all research management issues. Assist with the planning and staging of professional development programs for the College research community. 3. Establish and maintain effective liaison with academic staff, delivering high quality client services and fostering collaboration on all research management issues. 4. Assist with the management of mandated schedules and deadlines, liaising with internal and external stakeholders. Support the compilation and distribution of reports, ensuring that data is analysed by undertaking thorough investigative actions, producing accurate information presented with insightful and contextual recommendations and/or solutions. 5. Coordinate research management data collection and submission, as per Government and University requirements. This includes processing research management data, monitoring its integrity and accuracy and resolving data integrity issues. 6. Establish and maintain effective relationships with individual applicants, relevant sections of the College, the University and external organisations including Commonwealth and State funding agencies and private nonprofit organisations. 7. Contribute to new initiatives and provide input to develop and improve the University’s research practices and processes, with a commitment to continuous improvement and best practice in research management and research service delivery. This includes the provision of training to relevant stakeholders. 8. Provide assistance in the coordination of various projects, ensuring timely and high-quality delivery, and in the mentoring and development of team members. 9. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 10. Perform other duties as requested, consistent with the classification level of the position and in accordance with the principle of multi-skilling.
The successful applicant will be an experienced administrator with the ability to prioritise competing deadlines and interpret and provide strategic advice on policy and funding guidelines pertaining to grant applications. The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in research management (preferably with grant review experience), a strong customer service focus with well-developed liaison skills, and the ability to exercise judgement and initiative. Excellent administration and organisational skills are essential, together with the ability to problem solve and work cooperatively as a member of a team. Science qualifications, including science communication, will be highly regarded. An interest in science and/or medicine is a must! SELECTION CRITERIA 1. Relevant degree with demonstrated experience in research management support in a complex organisation or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and qualifications/ training. Demonstrated experience in effective contract administration and project coordination will be highly regarded. 2. Sound knowledge of and demonstrated experience with contemporary research management practices with the ability to interpret and apply policies, procedures and legislative requirements to manage risk and compliance. 3. Demonstrated high level literacy, written and verbal communication skills with proven experience in the review of complex contracts and/or reports. 4. Demonstrated liaison skills with the ability to consult effectively with stakeholders in a culturally diverse environment. 5. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and a high degree of attention to detail, with a proven ability to use initiative, investigate issues, collect and analyse data and to make influential recommendations on solutions. 6. Proven organisational skills and the ability to prioritise own workload and to work effectively both independently and as part of a team, meeting demanding deadlines and delivering high quality outcomes. 7. Highly developed computer skills, including proficiency using the MsOffice suite and experience with online data management systems. Advanced skills in Excel will be highly regarded. 8. A demonstrated understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a University context. ANU Officer Levels 6 and 7 are broad banded in this stream. It is expected that at the higher levels within the broadband occupants, through experience, will have developed skills and expertise enabling them to more independently perform the full range of duties at a higher level, and that more time will be spent on the more complex functions of the position.
Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration) Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 per annum plus 17% superannuation Term: Full-time, Fixed Term (12 month)
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for this role, please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria, and - A current curriculum vitae (CV). Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful applicant must have the rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results. For further information please contact Samantha Francis, T: (02) 6125 6589 or E: [email protected] Applications close: 26 Apr 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time