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Senior Research Officer

Apply now Job no: 504475
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Research Assistant

  • Salary Package: From $81,434 - $89,889 p.a. (HEW Level 6), plus 9.5% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full-time, fixed term until 30 November 2019

The Role

We are seeking a suitably qualified Senior Research Officer reporting to Distinguished Professor Ian Paulsen. The role requires the candidate to provide administrative support in a research environment to the reporting academic to manage a large team of post docs, hIgher degree research and Master of Research students. Duties include research administration within the higher education sector, working with research management systems and under tight and changing deadlines and timeframes. In addition, this role requires coordination with other Yeast 2.0 conference organisers towards appropriate logistics for organisation of the Yeast 2.0 conference in November 2018.

About You

You will have completed a PhD in a molecular science discipline. Drawing on your experience gained in a similar role, ideally within an education environment, you will work with minimum supervision, show initiative and anticipate requirements, ensuring deadlines and objectives are met. You will also have outstanding written and verbal communication skills, and keen attention to detail.

About Us

The Department of Molecular Sciences is a research-intensive department of academics and students who study and teach chemistry and molecular cell sciences. The focus of our academics is at the exciting molecular science interfaces with chemistry, biology and materials. Our students gain cross-disciplinary perspectives while developing discipline specific skills in chemistry and biomolecular science.

The Department of Molecular Sciences has a proud history of success. From pioneering the science of proteomics, the breeding ground for burgeoning biotechnology companies, through to being a leading PhD industrial training centre molecular technologies for the food industry. For more information please visit our website.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:


  • PhD in a molecular science discipline
  • Working knowledge of general office functions and teaching set-up in an educational sector.
  • Knowledge of grant and research funding schemes in Australia and familiarity with molecular science terminology.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills with an ability to relate to and engage with other staff and students.
  • The ability to manage confidential matters with discretion.
  • A consistent track record of delivering high quality work and successful completion of tasks within said time-frames, preferably in a university set up.


  • Minimum one year of previous similar work experience.

For further information regarding this role please view the position description.

General Enquiries: Distinguished Professor Ian Paulsen on or +61 2 9850 8152

Applications Close: Extended to Friday, 26 October at 11:55pm AEST

Macquarie University is committed to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. We value individual difference and recognise the strength of a vibrant, diverse and inclusive workforce where the backgrounds, perspectives and experiences of our staff are a driving force for collaboration, innovation and impact.

We work to ensure genuine equality of opportunity for people regardless of their gender, age, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and/or family status, and we encourage you to apply for a position at Macquarie University.


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