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Senior Research Management Officer

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Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)

Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 per annum plus 17% superannuation

Term: Full-time, Continuing

Location: Canberra, ACT

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, and the world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine (CHM) comprises the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research, the Research School of Population Health, and the Research School of Psychology. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels. Our academics are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, and to improving health outcomes for people around the world.

Proudly supporting this academic enterprise, the CHM Administration team delivers high-quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of research and education. The Research Management team within CHM Administration fosters a dynamic working environment where collaboration and communication are valued, problems are met with innovative solutions, and change is embraced. This allows our highly skilled staff to influence best practice within the University and to make significant contributions to process and system improvements. To us, a good leader is one who leads by example, empowers others, and invests in people, their career and development.

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Position overview

The Senior Research Management Officer will be a part of the Research Management team in the College of Health and Medicine (CHM) Administration. The Senior Research Management Officer is responsible for the provision of research administration, application support, post-award processes, tailored advice to academic clients, analysis of data, and subsequent implementation of policies, procedures and business processes as appropriate. This is a full-time, key administrative role delivering high quality research management support to research scientists within a supportive team environment.

The successful applicant will be an experienced administrator with: strong customer service focus; well-developed liaison skills; and the abilities to prioritise competing deadlines, interpret and provide strategic advice on policy and research funding guidelines, and exercise judgement and initiative. Ideally, successful applicants will have demonstrated experience in research management (preferably with grant application review experience) in a research institution. Excellent administration and organisational skills are essential, together with the ability to solve problems independently and work cooperatively as a member of a team.

Science qualifications, including science communication, experience in research funding agency administration, and/or experience in research development will be highly regarded, but are not required. An interest in the science of health and medicine is a must!


The CHM Research Management 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.

The Australian National University provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential. For more information, please click here

For further information about this position, please contact Ms. Misha Hutchings, Deputy Manager, Research Management, ANU College of Health and Medicine at

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 make sure that you upload the following documents:

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

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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Applications close: AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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Updated:  01 February 2019/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems