Faculty Research Proposals Officer

Excellent opportunity to work with a dynamic team to support research processes, Exposure to a variety of research grants and submissions, Salary: $85,148- $93,989 p.a. (HEW Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation.

  • Salary Package: From $85,148- $93,989 p.a. (HEW Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type:  Full time, continuing. Initial part-time options with a transition to full-time hours could be considered for the right candidate. Job-share is also a possibility.
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

Reporting to the Faculty Research Manager, the Research Proposals Officer will play an important role in supporting the acceleration of impactful research discovery and achieving ambitious funding targets in the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences by supporting our researchers with the development and submission of high-quality research grant proposals. The key responsibilities of this role are:

  • Identify and promote funding opportunities to academic and research staff to encourage the development of targeted grant applications.
  • Provide expert advice, training and support to researchers on the development and submission of quality research proposals.
  • Monitor, coordinate and report on the submission of research proposals to external research funding bodies.
  • Develop, implement and/or improve administrative systems, processes, guidelines and procedures to support the Faculty’s management of research applications and funding.
  • Build and manage relationships with key internal and external stakeholders.

About You

You will demonstrate a strong understanding of research grant applications and strategy, and major funding bodies in Australia. To succeed, you will be able to assist the team in developing processes, and providing tactical and strategic advice, to assist our academics and researchers in their delivery and submission of high-quality grant proposals. Your initiative, excellent communication skills and systems knowledge will help support funding applications and research management across the spectrum of our departments. 

About Us

Macquarie is the university of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia’s leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We’ve helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing the Australia’s first female vice-chancellor.

Macquarie University's Faculty of Medicine, Health and Human Sciences builds on our aspiration to have the nation's first fully integrated Academic Health Sciences Centre under a university's leadership. It brings together the excellent work of medical and allied-health clinicians and researchers across the University and around the country, with unparalleled access to the world-leading clinical resources and research facilities found only on our campus.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online with your CV and cover letter (1-2 pages) addressing the selection criteria below:

Selection Criteria

  • Knowledge of research grants, funding bodies and grant application processes, particularly the major funding bodies in Australia and especially the NHMRC, ARC and MRFF.
  • Proven experience in working with academics and researchers to refine research proposals to deliver high-quality grant applications.
  • Experience working in the higher education sector or with research grant funding applications.
  • Experience using research management systems or similar electronic database management systems.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience working with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders, including academics and researchers.


Applications Close: Monday 10 August 2020 at 11:55pm (AEST)

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.



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