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Faculty Research Officer

Apply now Job no: 504549
Work type: Part Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Administration

Rewarding opportunity for an enthusiastic well-organised professional to join the Faculty of Arts to support and enhance research opportunities for Academic staff.


  • From $81,841- $90,339 p.a. pro rata plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Part-time, 0.6 fraction, permanent position
  • Macquarie University (North Ryde) location

The Role

We are seeking a Faculty Research Officer to provide advice to academic staff on research related activities and support the Faculty’s research goals. In this busy role you will identify and promote information about grant funding opportunities and application processes; facilitate training activities; coordinate research support schemes and provide administrative support to the Faculty Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC), Faculty Research Manager and Associate Dean of Research when required. You will have a keen eye for detail and be able to exercise a high level of planning, prioritisation and execution in dealing with a broad range of information to be analysed, reported and disseminated appropriately.

About You

Drawing on your experience in a similar role, preferably working in a research environment with experience of research administration and grant applications, you are able to build rapport quickly to create strong relationships with academic researchers. Your analytical ability will enable you to review grant applications and provide feedback about strengths and areas for improvement. You will be able to work collaboratively with professional staff in the Faculty and in the Central Research Services team to provide a professional service aligned to the Faculty’s research strategy.

About Us

One of the leading arts and humanities faculties in Australia, Macquarie's Faculty of Arts is home to bold thinkers and passionate educators who are asking the big questions about the world. United in the spirit of interdisciplinary discovery we explore the human story from its earliest foundations in ancient cultures to its exciting future. Our research is gaining global recognition and with six research centres, two museums and state-of-the-art media facilities, we empower our staff to transform themselves and the world around them. The Arts Research team supports academics in the Faculty to develop a pervasive research culture across all Departments and strengthen their research profile and productivity. Click here to find out more about the Faculty of Arts.

Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 54 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we’ve grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. Connect with us today.

To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter (no more than 2 pages) that outlines how you meet the selection criteria below:

  • Demonstrated experience in a high-volume administration role, preferably in a University or research working environment;
  • A demonstrated understanding of research grants, funding bodies and the grant application processes in the Higher Education sector or other large organisations;
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in managing multiple competing tasks within strict deadlines;
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders;
  • High level computer skills, including Microsoft Office, MS Excel, web based systems, and the capacity to learn new software. e.g. Qualtrics, Pure (research management system).

For further information regarding this role please view the Download File Position Description

General Enquiries: Jan Zwar, Faculty Research Manager on

Applications Close: Tuesday, 15 January 2019 at 11.55pm

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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