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