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The Australian National University

Senior Research Management Officer

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

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration) 
Salary package: $75,608 - $87,570 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, 12 months fixed term

The Science Administration team delivers high quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of research and education for the ANU Joint Colleges of Science, the most research intensive unit of the University. Befitting the ANU's place among the top 20 universities on the planet, our academics produce research that changes lives, and life as we know it. They are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, to improving health outcomes for people around the world, and to the sustainable, secure and equitable use of global resources. Our students learn from these world-class researchers.

Proudly supporting the academic enterprise, Science Administration is a dynamic work environment fostering extensive collaboration, communication and an agile and innovative approach to problem-solving. Teamwork is central to the workplace, and change is embraced and advocated for. Staff are professionally skilled and strive to be practice-leaders and influential in the University environment, making significant contributions to process improvements and system advancements. Leaders lead by example, empower others and invest in people, their career and development.  

Position overview

The role of the Senior Research Management Officer sits in the Science Administration Research Office and provide research management services to scientists within a supportive team environment. The successful applicants will have a strong customer service focus, ability to prioritise competing deadlines, be experienced administrators with the ability to interpret and provide strategic advice on policy and funding guidelines. Highly developed administrative and excellent organisational skills, together with the ability to exercise initiative and work collaboratively as a member of a team are essential. Experience with contract review and negotiation is desirable. Science qualifications, including science communication, will be highly regarded. An interest in science and/or medicine is a must!

The Science Administration Research Office offers a stimulating environment within one of the best universities in the world. Creativity and collaboration are strongly encouraged. On the job training and professional development opportunities are provided to support you to reach your full potential in this exciting role.

This is are full time, fixed term, administrative position with the possibility of continuing employment. A merit list will be created from the recruitment process to fill current and expected vacancies. 

Enquiries: Please contact Dr Mary Gray, T: (02) 6125 9323 E:

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

Application information

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

  • A statement addressing the relevant 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