Senior Research Funding Officer (Pre-Award)

Job no: 513540
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: HEO7

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(HEO7) $95,017 to $106,270 per annum plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Continuing opportunity available for a Senior Research Funding Officer (Pre-Award)

The Senior Research Funding Officer (Pre-Award) is accountable for high quality research funding services, designed to streamline administration and increase the level and diversity of external research funding to the University of Adelaide.

Reporting to the Research Grants Manager, the successful individual in this role will be responsible for:

  • Coordinating of the administration of a portfolio of research funding grants and tenders
  • Assisting staff to target programs and prepare quality applications
  • Reviewing and submitting applications notifying stakeholders of outcomes
  • Liaising with sponsors, Faculties, Schools, Institutes and research funding applicants
  • Coordinating services with Research Development, Business Development, Commercialisation, Finance, Legal and Risk, Adelaide Graduate Research School and other areas of central university administration.

The successful individual will exercise a high degree of independence, mature judgement and liaise directly with University senior stakeholders and external parties.

To be successful you will need:

  • Detailed knowledge of the University sector, funding of research (including grants and tenders) and of related structures and processes in a research-oriented field.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality advice to staff on research funding administration issues, including pre-award matters.
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and written communication skills (including the ability to prepare correspondence for internal and external audiences, and briefing papers for management).
  • Excellent organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, plan actions and work well to tight (externally imposed) deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability in the effective use of computer applications (MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint), internet browsers, and information systems.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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Your division's broader role

The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment. 

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If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the ‘Apply Now’ button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, Sunday, 3 March 2024.

The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Siobhan Guy
Research Grants Manager
(08) 8313 6926

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

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