Research development

Research Development Coordinator job with FLINDERS UNIVERSITY

About Flinders

Our bold vision, reflected in our Strategic Plan: Make a Difference: Agenda 2025, is to be internationally recognized as a global research leader, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of the most enterprising graduates from Australia.

To achieve this ambition, we recently made a significant organizational change to a six-college structure with professional staff and service alignment.

We recognize that the key to our success is exceptional people and we are looking for an exceptional individual to join our transformed university team.

Type of employment:

Fixed term (Fixed term)

Position Summary

5-year fixed-term contract | Full time

Higher Education Officer Level 8

Wage scale:
$100,238 – $110,971 per year

Pertaining to:
Director, Research Development and Support

Under general direction, the Research Development Coordinator develops and manages responses to new research funding opportunities for Flinders University with an emphasis on developing offers in partnership with external academic, industrial, governmental and non-governmental. The Research Development Coordinator will draw on their research development experience, organizational/business skills and knowledge to engage with internal and external researchers and research partners to develop research funding applications. the research.

Main responsibilities of the position

The Research Development Coordinator is responsible for:

  • Support in the development of tenders for high-level research funding involving partnerships with industry, external research organizations and governmental and non-governmental bodies
  • Connect research staff with potential external research partners to provide opportunities for collaborative research.
  • Represent the University and its research capacity at a range of internal and external engagements and meetings to promote and build the reputation of the University and assist in the generation of new partnerships and collaborations with partners of research.
  • Participate in strategic planning sessions and assist in the strategic development of research partnerships for the University.
  • Contribute to and coordinate the production of project reports and annual reports to meet academic and contractual obligations.
  • Facilitate the preparation of project funding proposals.
  • Develop strategic marketing activities, including leading and participating in promotional activities and networking events and providing reports on the results of these activities.
  • Obtain information from researchers on existing and new research capabilities and strengths.
  • Assist Partnership Directors and College management in managing client relationships
  • Liaise with University legal counsel regarding contract negotiations with external clients.
  • Collaborate and liaise with key college research leadership and support staff.
  • Support the Director, RDS in managing research development activities for the University.
  • Any other responsibilities related to the level of the position assigned by the Supervisor and/or the University.

Capabilities of the key position

  • Progress to postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience working with researchers to develop research funding offers or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and/or training.
  • Evidence of ability to think strategically; ability to identify research funding opportunities through interactions with a range of potential research partners, including industry bodies, external research groups or institutes, or government agencies.
  • Demonstrated initiative, well-developed organizational skills and ability to provide advice in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Proven ability to analyze, interpret and present complex data, develop policies and develop business cases supported by clear evidence.
  • Evidence of excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex concepts.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of people and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to publicize and promote the research capabilities of the University.

For more information regarding the position, or to have a confidential discussion, please contact: Simon Brennan

Prescribed conditions of employment

Flinders University has introduced a COVID-19 vaccination policy which requires all new staff to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations, subject to medical exemptions.

Information for applicants:

You must provide a declaration of aptitude of no more than three pages, addressing the core capabilities of the position, as outlined above. Additionally, you need to upload your resume.

A valid National Police Certificate satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful candidate can commence the position.

We seek to increase diversity to improve equal opportunity for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, persons with disabilities and/or of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note that late applications and applications sent through agencies will not be accepted.

Closing of applications at 11:59 p.m.:

Jul 06, 2022