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The Australian National University

Operations and Project Officer

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 5

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5 (Administration)
Salary package: $66,904 - $73,309 per annum + 17% superannuation
Terms: Fixed Term (3.5 years), Full-time

As Operations and Project Officer you will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the ANU Node of the ARC Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Plant Energy Biology assisting in a variety of administrative tasks requiring you to liaise with various local, college and external business units. You will also provide guidance and support for centre academic staff and students as well as assisting the laboratory manager and other CoE nodes with financial and annual reporting. You will also organise, administer and attend meetings of staff and students within the Node.  If you are highly organised, personable and have the ability to work both independently and as part of a team, we encourage you to apply.

Position overview

The Operations & Projects officer reports to the chief investigators and Laboratory Manager, ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Energy Biology. This position coordinates the administrative tasks and assists in the financial activities of the Node, liaising with the Node's Deputy Director, Chief Investigators, and the 30-50 people associated with the Centre, primarily scientists, professional staff and students. In addition to maintaining close working relationships with ANU Node CoE Chief Investigators and the Senior Technical Officer, the Operations & Projects Officer interacts and works closely with key School, College, University and CoE administrative personnel, and liaises with Centre administration staff at the University of Western Australia. This position is located within the Research School of Biology (RSB) which forms part of the ANU College of Medicine, Biology & Environment. This position is responsive to the School Manager, RSB with respect to administrative compliance and safety aspects of the role.

The ANU College of Medicine, Biology and Environment (CMBE) brings together medical, biological, population health, psychological and environmental sciences in six schools: The ANU Medical School, The Fenner School of Environment and Society, The John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Population Health, and the Research School of Psychology. Together the schools integrate high level research with a research-led curriculum that encompasses all of these different areas.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

For further enquiries please contact Derek Collinge; Ph: (02) 6125 2663, E:

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.

  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.

  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Updated:  20 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems