The College of Business and Economics produces world-class research across its diverse discipline areas. We collaborate with institutions and governments around the world to translate our research into tangible outcomes that help society and business. The Research Services Office supports the research goals and the continual enhancement of the College's performance towards research excellence of national and international significance.
The Senior Research Services Officer liaises with academic staff and provides robust advice and assistance on a wide range of research management policies, procedures, guidelines and initiatives, supporting the achievement of the College’s research. They will contribute directly to the College’s pursuit of Research Excellence through the provision of high level, comprehensive support and maintaining optimum performance of the day-to-day operations of the CBE Research Services Office. Under broad direction, the Senior Research Services Officer will: 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. Establish and maintain effective liaison with academic staff, delivering high quality client services and fostering collaboration on all research management issues. 3. 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. 4. 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. 5. Establish and maintain effective relationships with individual applicants, relevant sections of the Colleges, the University and external organisations including Commonwealth and State funding agencies and private non-profit organisations. 6. 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. 7. Provide assistance in the coordination of various projects, ensuring timely and high-quality delivery, and in the mentoring and development of team members. 8. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, and in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 9. Perform other duties as requested, consistent with the classification level of the position and in accordance with the principle of multi-skilling. 10. To adhere to and model the CBE Values and Behaviours of Excellence, Robustness, Respect, Collegiality and Unity
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 drafting 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 The ANU conducts background checks on potential employees, and employment in this position is conditional on satisfactory results in accordance with the Background Checking Procedure which sets out the types of checks required by each type of position.
Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 (plus 17% superannuation) Terms: Full time, Fixed term (to end of Jan 2022)
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria. - A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. - Other documents, if required. For more information please contact: Jennifer Liddle, Deputy Research Services Manager Ph: (02) 6125 4490 Applications close: 16 May 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time