Research Administration Officer

Full-time fixed-term contract until 30 June 2021 based in Darwin

About Menzies:

Menzies School of Health Research is one of Australia's leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving Indigenous, global and tropical health. Menzies has a history of over 30 years of scientific discovery and public health achievement. Menzies works at the frontline, joining with partners across the Asia-Pacific as well as Indigenous communities across Northern and Central Australia.

About the position:

As part of Menzies' Corporate Services division, the Research Administration Officer is responsible for a range of research administration functions across Menzies research divisions and provides specialist advice and services in relation to all research processes.

The Research Administration Officer will:

  • Work closely with researchers to develop new funding opportunities, enhance existing funding and build strong synergies within all area of Menzies.
  • Build key relationships with researchers, business managers and the development team to expand and streamline the research administration functions that support and maximise funding acquisition and grant management.
  • Be able to manage work priorities within team settings as well as work independently adopting a project management style approach.
  • Have the ability to relate to a range of people including senior academics and to understand a vast array of information in an academic environment.

The successful applicant will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant field and/or extensive experience in a relevant environment.
  • High level writing skills, including the ability to analyse information and prepare submissions for funding.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, communication and liaison skills.
  • High level administration experience in an environment requiring consistent attention to details, working to strict deadlines, preferable in a research or academic environment.
  • The ability to research, collate and prepare documentation in accordance with policies and/or specified criteria.
  • High level computer skills, particularly long document formatting, online forms, databases and spreadsheet software, including experience in training others in software applications.

What we offer:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • Option to increase super to 14%
  • Attractive salary package and benefits $109,237 - $117,740 salary package (comprising gross salary $85,868 - $93,187, superannuation and salary packaging benefits.

Closing date:  Sunday, 6 September 2020

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply and a secondment arrangement would be considered.




31/08/2020 $0 Darwin 1 Administration & Office Support
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