First listed on: 25 June 2019

Research Administration Officer 

  • Exciting opportunity to work and support the Northern Clinical School
  • Located at Kolling building, Royal North Shore Hospital
  • 10 months fixed term position, full-time opportunity, remuneration package $96Kp.a which includes leave loading and superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Research Administration Officer will assist in providing administrative services, project and operational support to support the research activity and requirements for Professor Figtree and the Cardiothoracic and Vascular Health Research team at the Kolling Institute

You will be responsible for coordinating and providing administrative services and support for grant applications and ongoing reporting for the research team.

As a skilled Research Administrator Officer, you will be dealing every day with different stakeholders to achieve common goals, you will also coordinate and provide administrative services for ongoing reporting for the research team, including supporting in research data collection or general and financial administrative services.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for an enthusiastic Research Administration Officer who possesses the below:

  • Extensive experience in research administration, including budgeting and financial forecasting, grant proposal development, ethics submissions and project management
  • Knowledge in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, data analysis and reporting
  • Proficient time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize effectively
  • Manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes with keen attention to detail, and a demonstrated self-starting approach to work

The successful candidate will also have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with ability to work both independently and as part of a team. They will be able to demonstrate ability to work under pressure with competing priorities. It’s primordial to have strong problem solving skills and the ability to use initiative and exercise sound judgement.

We are searching for individuals who are results oriented and able to handle rapidly changing priorities in a fast moving environment. You must be willing to extend yourself and take on new challenges with a ‘can do’ attitude.

About us

Please click on Northern Clinical School for additional details.

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 our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

How to apply

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 applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 1136/0619F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, Sunday 30 June 2019

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.

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