Research development

Senior Research Development Officer job at UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Full time, CDD until 31/12/2022
  • Be a key contributor to the performance of research funding at the University of Sydney
  • Base salary $109,000 – $123,000 per year + 17% superannuation

About the Opportunity

As the Senior Research Development OfficerYou will play a key role in supporting the performance of research funding at the University by providing strategic advice to researchers to develop high quality and successful research grant applications, developing and delivering local research activities research development in partnership with faculties and schools, and supporting the development of processes and systems for identifying research opportunities for researchers to improve funding success.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • report to the head of research development (health and medicine)
  • manage relationships and communication with faculties and schools, the various research portfolio teams and the research operations teams / research pipeline and pre-award
  • provide strategic advice to help researchers secure competitive research funding and build research reputation
  • support the development of systematic mechanisms for identifying research opportunities for researchers
  • manage the provision of research development services and resources provided by the pipeline and pre-award team
  • contribute to the drafting and review of policy and procedure documents and operational protocols

About you

  • University degree in a relevant field, such as health, medical sciences or biology
  • experience in a research-related role and/or in the higher education sector
  • knowledge of government policies regarding research funding and processes related to identifying, securing and managing funding
  • understanding of strategy and policy development, policy planning and review, and implementation
  • strong communication skills and demonstrated ability to provide researchers with sound strategic advice on research development
  • analytical, strategic and critical thinking skills with experience in assessing complex issues to make informed judgment.

Closing date for applications

11:59 p.m., Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian temporary residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the duration of their visa, depending on hiring area and position requirements.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of any required pre-employment or background checks on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including termination of your employment.

EEO declaration

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of diverse cultural and linguistic origins; equity target groups, including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.

How to register

In your application, please include a CV and a cover letter that meets the criteria described in the “About you” section of the advertisement.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable accommodation or support in completing this application, please contact Laura Koefoed, Recruitment Operations, on 02 9036 4495 or email laura.koefoed

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Applications Close

Tuesday, February 22, 2022 11:59 PM