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Senior Research Management Coordinator

Senior Research Management Coordinator

  • 552556
  • Canberra / ACT, ACT, Australia, 2601
  • Continuing
  • Closing at: Oct 2 2023 at 23:55 AEDT

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $86,960 - $100,098 per annum, plus 17% superannuation
Location: Canberra, ACT
Terms: Full-time, Continuing 

  • Make a difference,
  • Support research that transforms society,
  • Enjoy flexible working arrangements,
  • Join one of the world’s leading humanities, arts, and social sciences universities.

Position overview

The Senior Research Management Coordinator works closely with the other members of the Research Services team and with colleagues across campus, liaising with and providing quality advice and service to a variety of academic and professional staff. The Senior Research Management Coordinator is responsible for the provision of day-to-day research administration, pre and post-award processes, data analysis and general advice as well as tailored, advice on a wide range of matters related to strategic research development opportunities,  research funding and grant applications, ensuring compliance with the University’s policies and procedures, adherence to deadlines, data accuracy, and timely escalation of more complex aspects to the relevant team members.

We are looking for highly motivated individuals with strong administrative and client-liaison skills who can demonstrate creativity and initiative under pressure.  Successful candidates will use their in-depth knowledge of contemporary research management practices to support research funding applications, administration and training. They will have high level verbal and written communication and problem-solving skills with superior attention to detail.  Prior experience in research management and experience in a tertiary environment is highly regarded.

Applications are invited for the following position

The Senior Research Management Coordinator is a key leadership role and provides high-level, comprehensive advice, support, and coordination across a diverse range of research management activities. They will liaise and build networks with a wide range of stakeholders, including funding agencies, researchers, and administrators, and provide expert advice, interpretation, and assistance on research policies, procedures, guidelines, and initiatives. 

The successful candidate will be part of a large but close-knit and supportive team of professionals who are passionate about assisting academic staff. They will work with some of Australia’s leading researchers and have access to extensive national and international networks and comprehensive leadership and career development and progression opportunities.

For further information, please contact Dr Rebecca Payne, Senior Manager, Research Services Hub 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 make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement of response of no longer than 3 pages, that answers the following four questions (using examples where required): 
    • How do you think your skills and experience can contribute to advancing HASS research management at the ANU?
    • How have you contributed to service delivery in your organisation?
    • How do you go about building and maintaining trusted relationships?
    • How have you contributed to a positive culture and collegial work environment in your organisation?
  • 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.

Applications that do not address the above 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. 


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