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SynBio Initiative Administrator

Apply now Job no: 546333
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $84,018 - $96,713 pa plus 17% superannuation

Terms: Fixed Term (4 months), Part/Full time

The Position

Provides administrative assistance to the synbio initiative within RSB. This is a new position and the focus will be on setting up processes to ensure the smooth running of synbio. The role involves using IT systems for general administration, HR and Finance. The role works closely with the head of synbio; researchers; administration staff in other sections of RSB and the College of Science; and students. The role also provides advice on policies and procedures.

The Person

The role will suit someone with excellent administration skills with a focus on process development and implementation. Initiative and a focus on solutions is required plus the ability to work with colleagues at all levels to meet timeframes. The role suits someone returning from extended leave for example parental leave.

The School

The ANU SynBio Initiative (ANU SBI) aims to strengthen SynBio research at ANU by bringing together new group across the diverse areas of research that contribute to SynBio (humanities, engineering, biology, physics, medicine, chemistry) to create a research network that breaks down these traditional boundaries. Concurrently, it aims to increase the profile of ANU in this research area and to build greater links to industry, government and collaborating institutions in Australia and internationally. 

The College

The ANU College of Science encompasses the disciplines of: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment and Society, Mathematics, Physics, and Science Communication and is also home to a number of cross-disciplinary and specialist Institutes and Centres.  Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and deliver a research-led education program that encompasses the breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities. 

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For further information please contact, Professor Colin Jackson, T: 02 6125 8325, E:

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to people of all backgrounds and identities.  For more information about staff equity at ANU, click here. For enquiries about the application process, or if you require reasonable adjustment to apply for this role, please contact the hiring manager on the above listed details.

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 candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process.  An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Applications close: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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