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Administrative Assistant

Apply now Job no: 497061
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Location: Adelaide
Categories: Administration, HEO3

  • School of Biological Sciences
  • HE0 3, ($36,359-$59,214), Continuing Position
  • Administrative Assistant

The University of Adelaide is one of Australia's leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia's third oldest university with a strong reputation for preparing educated leaders and delivering research outcomes that contribute to local, national and global wellbeing.

University of Adelaide employees enjoy a range of benefits and favourable work conditions that include opportunities for career development and advancement. 

The Faculty of Sciences is one of five faculties at the University of Adelaide. As the first university in Australia to grant degrees in science (1882), science has long been at the cornerstone of the institution and this continues today. As a research and education leader in fields such as agriculture, food & wine, animal & veterinary sciences, biological sciences, and physical sciences, the Faculty offers an exciting and innovative work environment. 

The School of Biological Sciences is one of four schools in the Faculty of Sciences. Located at the University's North Terrace campus, the school consists of approximately 600 people including research, teaching and professional staff, and students in honours and research. The school was formed in 2015 to coordinate and consolidate the University's cutting edge and world-class research and teaching in Ecology & Environmental Science; Genetics & Evolution; and Molecular & Cellular Biology.

We are seeking a full time Administrative Assistant to provide general administrative and reception support to the School of Biological Sciences. Responsibilities include responding to a range of enquiries personally or redirecting as appropriate and, coordinating the dispatch of information and materials as required. The position also provides a broad range of general administrative service that supports the School's operation.

Salary: (HEO 3) $36,359 - $59,214 per annum.

Superannuation: An employer contribution of 17% applies.

Term of position: The continuing position is available immediately.

Position requirements

To be successful you should have:

  • Demonstrated experience providing administrative support
  • Demonstrated experience in office procedures with the ability to negotiate effectively
  • Well-developed computer skills, including MS office suite
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills including both verbal and written communication skills and the ability to respond to enquiries autonomously.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a flexible manner, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to sustain a high-level of professionalism and the ability to manage priorities.

Please address and upload your responses to the selection criteria / 'Knowledge and Experience' section of the position description within the online application. If you have any queries regarding this position, please contact Sharon Kolze, School Executive Officer, telephone: 8313 4869 or email:

Closing date: 28th July 2017

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.



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