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La Trobe University

Senior Human Ethics Advisor - closing 21 August


Job No.: 558640

Work type: Continuing

  • Full time, continuing position
  • $96,022 - $109,805 per annum plus 17% superannuation
  • Based at La Trobe Bundoora Campus

 

About the role

The Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research and Industry Engagement) Portfolio provides strategic direction and support for research and research performance at La Trobe University.

We now have an exciting opportunity to appoint a Senior Human Ethics Advisor in the Research Office. Your main responsibilities will be focused around providing expert advice and guidance in Human Ethics and relevant research policy to key research stakeholders including the University Human Ethics Committees and senior management.  A thorough knowledge of the relevant legislation and guidelines around human subjects in research, including clinical research is essential.  Working within the Ethics, Integrity and Biosafety Team, you will have a broader knowledge of other areas of ethics and biosafety and be pro-active in the promotion of research integrity across the University.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this position you will bring extensive experience and relevant qualifications in human ethics and integrity.  Advanced knowledge of legislation and regulatory requirements for human research ethics is essential.  Furthermore, you will have experience in liaising with internal and external agencies with regards to reporting, monitoring and auditing requirements.  High level written and verbal communication skills including  the ability to investigate, and report breaches of responsible research conduct is required. 

Benefits

Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs/working/benefits

How to Apply

Closing date:  Wednesday 21st August 2019 at 11.55pm

Position Enquiries: Dr Jordane Malaterre – Senior Manager.   TEL:  (03) 9479 6694. Email: j.malaterre@latrobe.edu.au

Position Description below:

Download File Senior Human Ethics Advisor.pdf

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.


Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

To apply and to view position description please visit http://www.latrobe.edu.au/jobs and search for job number 558640 under current vacancies.

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.


 

Australian Catholic University

Senior Research Grants Officer - closing 22 August


Job No: 975108
Campus Location: North Sydney
Functional Unit: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Work Type: Continuing full time
 
  • Assist with the strategic development of research project pitches for funding
  • Provide effective support for ACU’s externally funded research grants
  • Continuing full time position, based at the North Sydney campus

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (ODVCR) is responsible for the University’s research strategy framework, policies, governance, organisational reporting, and committees; with research activity undertaken at the local level through research institutes and faculties.

As the Senior Research Grants Officer, you will:

  • understand requirements of funding bodies, the government, and the University with respect to research grants
  • develop pre award processes to ensure timely submission of external grant applications
  • provide expert advice and interpretation to all stakeholders regarding eligibility, funding rules, and guidelines
  • work with the Research Grants Manager to ensure a collaborative approach within the research office.

To be successful in the role you will need to demonstrate:

  • relevant postgraduate degree and extensive relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • extensive experience and knowledge of competitive research grants schemes
  • evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University
  • demonstrated track record in managing multiple complex projects and an ability to interpret complex funding guidelines.

The University pursues performance excellence and offers an environment where staff are valued and rewarded.

 

How to Apply:

Apply online via the ACU Careers Page. Obtain the Position Description: Senior Research Grants Officer HEW 8 PD.pdf. Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $113,865 - $127,132 pa, including salary component $97,321 - $108,660 pa (HEW Level 8), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Martin Kelly, Manager, Research Grants, Research Services (DVCR) on (02) 9465 9243.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 22 August 2019

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Advertised: 23 Jul 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 22 Aug 2019 AUS Eastern Standard Time


 

The Australian National University

Senior Research Management Officer - closing 25 August


Job no: 533051 Work type: Fixed Term 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, Fixed Term (12 months, with the possibility of continuing position)

 

Position overview

The Senior Research Management Officer is a part of the Research Management team in Science, Health & Medicine administration. This is a key administrative role delivering high quality research management services to scientists within a supportive team environment.

The successful applicant will be an experienced administrator with the ability to prioritise competing deadlines and interpret and provide strategic advice on policy and funding guidelines.

The successful applicant will have demonstrated experience in research management (preferably with grant review experience), a strong customer service focus with well-developed liaison skills, and the ability to exercise judgement and  initiative. Excellent administration and organisational skills are essential, together with the ability to problem solve and work cooperatively as a member of a team.

Science qualifications, including science communication, will be highly regarded. An interest in science and/or medicine is a must!

The Research Management office in Science, Health & Medicine 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.

This is a full time, fixed term, administrative position with the possibility of continuing employment.

To see what the Science at ANU community is like, we invite you to follow us on social media at Instagram and Facebook

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and 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 please contact Samantha Francis, T: (02) 6125 6589  or E: samantha.francis@anu.edu.au
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, click here

Application information

In order to apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria, and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV).

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

Advertised: 05 Aug 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time Applications close: 25 Aug 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


 

RMIT

Director, Research Translation, IP and Commercialisation - closing 25 August


Director, Research Translation, IP and Commercialisation

  • Key Executive role
  • City based position
  • Access to many company wide benefits
  • Fixed term, 5 year role

 

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. Founded in 1887, RMIT is a multi-sector university with more than 87,000 students including 15,000 at postgraduate level and 11,000 staff globally.

The Research and Innovation Portfolio supports researchers and graduate researchers with research partnerships, grants and research contracts, funding opportunities, capability development, research training, ethics and integrity, intellectual property, commercialisation, internships, communication and profile.

We are moving to an Enterprise Research Support Services Operating Model which will enable smarter and simpler ways of doing things to enable the exceptional service experience we promise our staff and students.

 

THE ROLE:

The Director, Research Translation, IP and Commercialisation is part of the Research Partnerships and Translation Function. The role will manage the development and implementation of the University research translation strategy including collaboration and innovation initiatives which focus on the path to impact for RMIT research. The Director will strategically lead and shape new and existing research translation pathways.

This opportunity will provide leadership of the management of the University's research translation function and is responsible for research translation pathways that lead to the delivery of impact. This includes input into evidence-based government policy development and the development of intellectual property assets, knowledge and technology transfer and commercialisation within and external to the University. 

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. Extensive senior management experience with a well-established track record in complex multi-disciplinary organisations and research translation.
  2. Proven ability to develop, inform and implement strategy to develop, design and implement research and innovation translation programs.
  3. Demonstrated ability to engage effectively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders for research and innovation translation and commercialisation.
  4. Highly developed skills in making pragmatic assessments of research related commercial opportunities and organisational development proposals, and experience in developing research translation paths.
  5. Proven track record in managing complex commercialisation portfolios and research commercialisation deals.
  6. Highly developed stakeholder skills, negotiation and influencing skills, as well as strong relationship building skills.
  7. Strong people leadership capabilities.
  8. An understanding of national and international research and innovation trends, with previous experience in either a University or research agency environment or company research and innovation environment.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant work experience.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

 

To Apply

For further information, please visit our careers website using job ref #577057

Applications close on Sunday 25th August 2019. 

 

 

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.


 

RMIT

Director, Research Training Services - closing 25 August


  • Key Executive role
  • City based position
  • Access to many company wide benefits
  • Fixed term, 5 year role

 

RMIT is a global university of technology, design and enterprise in which teaching, research and engagement are central to achieving positive impact and creating life-changing experiences for our students. Founded in 1887, RMIT is a multi-sector university with more than 87,000 students including 15,000 at postgraduate level and 11,000 staff globally.

Part of the Research and Innovation Portfolio, the School of Graduate Research (SGR) supports graduates to drive innovation and contribute to excellent research outcomes. Managing the entire lifecycle from admission to examination, SGR provides services for scholarships, candidature, quality assurance, and a suite of career and professional development programs to enrich the experience of our research candidates and our Higher Degree by Research (HDR) supervisors. 

We are moving to an Enterprise Operating Model which will enable smarter and simpler ways of doing things to enable the exceptional service experience we promise our people and our students.

 

THE ROLE:

The Director, Research Training Services will lead a distributed team to provide Research Training services across RMIT for HDR candidates, their supervisors and other stakeholders including schools and colleges research training leadership staff, particularly those staff performing HDR Delegated Authority roles in schools; and professional staff.

The Director will support the Associate Director Vice Chancellor, School of Graduate Research in the overall operation of the School and in the development and execution of strategic initiatives. They will build a high-performance Research Training Services team with a strong service culture comprising professional staff distributed across the university and be adept in the change management entailed in this shift to an enterprise level service model.

 

KEY SELECTION CRITERIA:

  1. A proven track record in leading, motivating and developing a high-performing team providing excellent customer service and delivering results in a dynamic environment.
  2. Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary research management practices and proven analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills, including experience analysing data.
  3. Experience in and knowledge of university administrative processes and management tools to support HDR through the lifecycle will be considered but not mandatory.
  4. Understanding of governance and regulatory compliance requirements relative to the RMIT university research activities.
  5. A proven track record in the operational management of a large team/function, including financial, infrastructure and employee management.
  6. Demonstrated high level problem solving, negotiation and conflict resolution skills.
  7. High level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills together with excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

 A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant work experience.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

 

To Apply

For further information, please visit our careers website using job ref #577060

Applications close on Sunday 25th August 2019. 

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.


 

Edith Cowan University

Research Systems and Reporting Adviser - closing 25 August 2019


RESEARCH SERVICES
JOONDALUP CAMPUS
$87,200 TO $97,898 PA (HEW7)
ONGOING FULL-TIME 
OPEN TO AUSTRALIAN OR NEW ZEALAND CITIZENS OR AUSTRALIAN PERMANENT RESIDENTS 

Overview
An exciting opportunity exists within Research Services for a talented professional with previous experience in all aspects of business systems support and reporting to join our team.  In this newly established role, you will work within a small team that oversees business support for a number of software applications and will play a key role in advancing their use, usability and adoption.

Working with key business and technology stakeholders, you will champion the use of appropriate technology to support and enhance business process.  Beyond this, you will employ your advanced analytical skills to undertake all tasks associated with the definition and delivery of operational, management and enterprise level reporting and any associated analyses.

To be successful in this role you will be a highly motivated team player who enjoys a diverse workload.  Strong communication skills are a must, as is attention to detail and the proven capacity to resolve complex process and system related problems.  We are looking for someone who:

  • Has demonstrated technical expertise and experience providing systems business support.
  • Enjoys working with data and has great analytical and reporting skills.
  • Can communicate effectively with a level of experience in stakeholder management.
  • Has advanced problem solving and quality customer service capabilities.


You will also demonstrate personal attributes that are congruent with the University’s values of Integrity, Respect, Rational Inquiry and Personal Excellence.


Benefits & Remuneration
This full time, fixed term position attracts remuneration of $87,200 to $97,898 plus 17% University superannuation contribution.

ECU supports a work/life balance for staff. Benefits such as flexible working arrangements may also be negotiated to meet your personal circumstances.

ECU has an Award-winning Health and Wellness Program and an extensive range of staff benefits across entertainment, financial, health, travel and consumer goods and services.

For information on the benefits of working at ECU, please visit our Employment Opportunities website.


Contact
Interested applicants are welcome to call Mike O’Leary on (08) 6304 4275 for more information.


How to Apply
Please upload your resume along with a covering letter outlining your skills and experience as they relate to the key points outlined above. View the position description and apply online.


Closing Date
Applications close on Sunday 25 August 2019 11:30 pm AWST.

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PLEASE NOTE: BECAUSE THIS IS AN ONGOING POSITION, APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED FROM CANDIDATES WHO HAVE EITHER PERMANENT RESIDENCY OR AUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP.


ECU is a diverse and inclusive workplace reflecting the differences in society. Specific strategies and initiatives are in place to address underrepresentation of specific groups. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


 

Australian National University

Senior Research Services Officer - closing 25 August


Job no: 533200
Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional
Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $80,756 - $92,957 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full time, Fixed term (until November 2020)

Position overview
The Senior Research Services Officer (the Officer) supports CBE academics in the delivery of world-class research in Business and Economics.

To do this, the Officer liaises with academic staff and provides robust advice and assistance on a wide range of research management policies, procedures, guidelines and initiatives. They will contribute directly to the College’s pursuit of Research Excellence through the provision of high level, comprehensive support and maintaining optimum performance of the day-to-day operations of the CBE Research Services Office.

 

College overview
The ANU College of Business and Economics educates the next generation of business leaders, professional economists and academics. Our graduates have the knowledge and skills to lead organisations, design public policy, and research the big issues of business and economy. Located in the national capital, we engage deeply with the business and policy communities. Our academics lead public debate on the critical issues of our time through their research, which is both long term and strategic in focus. Our internationally diverse student body is evenly divided between undergraduate and postgraduate study, and we have a large doctoral program. Our alumni may be found in the world's leading companies, policy agencies and universities.

 

For further information, please contact: Jennifer Liddle P: +61 2 6125 4490, E: jennifer.liddle@anu.edu.au


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 https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

 

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.

View the position description and apply online.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

 

Advertised: 14 Aug 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 25 Aug 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


 

Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute

Ethics and Grants Officer - closing 27 August


  • Highly collaborative role within the Research Development team
  • Generous salary packaging benefits
  • Flexible hours/ Part time or full time

About the position

We are seeking a motivated and highly organised team member to join our Research Development Office to oversee compliance with ethics and grant obligations including providing support to our researchers on all animal research and human ethics matters and coordination of pre and post-award processes, grants and ethics database management and internal and external reporting obligations.

This is a great opportunity for an ethics expert with grants experience to join the Research Development Office, which focuses on value contribution, creativity, adaptability, education and partnering, to increase funding and opportunities for progressive cancer research. This is a hands-on role where direct interaction and collaboration with our researchers is strongly encouraged.

 

About you

Apart from your innate passion to work for an organisation that is truly making a positive impact on patient outcomes through its groundbreaking research, you will have:

  • Solid understanding and knowledge of ethics and grant requirements, preferable within an academic, hospital or medical research setting
  • Highly polished organisational and time management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communications skills (written and verbal)
  • The ability to develop and foster collaborative relationships with key stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ability to work efficiently and effectively to deadline and across multiple tasks
  • Proficiency in the use of MS Office suite and database programs

As an ONJCRI staff member, you will have access to generous benefits including salary packaging of $18,550 per annum and flexible working arrangements.

 

To apply

View the job posting online at the ONJCRI website. Click here to download the position description. Please forward your cover letter and CV with 3 referee details, quoting the reference number ONJCRI-051/2019 to Dr. Boris Sarcevic, Research Development Manager, via email at jobs@onjcri.org.au

 

Closing date for applications: 27 August 2019


 

University of Tasmania

Business Development Manager Research - closing 29 August


Job no: 493936
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Management, Laboratory & Research Support

• Full time ongoing position
• Based in Hobart
• Build relationships with partners aligned with the University’s research strengths and strategic goals.

The College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) brings together five key entities: The School of Natural Sciences, the School of Technology, Environments and Design, the Australian Maritime College, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.

The Opportunity
The Business Development Manager Research (BDM-R) will work with the Strategic Research Funding Manager and the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) to support the industry, government, community and not-for-profit partner dimensions of our strategic and major research funding bids. The BDM-R will fulfil their role in alignment with University strategic priorities, CoSE Research Strategy and as part of the CoSE Research Hub.

Key Accountabilities:
• Identify and engage with strategic partners to establish/extend collaboration in ways that will increase the prospects for securing significant research funding.
• Work with Colleges to develop industry, government, community and not-for-profit engagement and funding strategies and stakeholder mapping in order to facilitate strategic research collaborations.
• Identify/help to build multidisciplinary capability platforms and assist to position them to secure large scale, long term industry and research partnerships and funding.
• Assist researchers to articulate value propositions in major funding proposals with industry and government.
• Maintain awareness of state, national and international policy, industry, funding and competitor environment and provide input into research strategy development.

Your Application
To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;
• A university degree, ideally at postgraduate level, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education training.
• A strong business development track-record that demonstrates success at creating, nurturing and securing value from relationships with industry, not-for-profits and government partners.
• Familiarity with intellectual property principles and its management as it pertains to the development and operation of successful collaborative research arrangements.
• Demonstrated experience in negotiating outcomes.
• Demonstrated superior organisational skills with a proven track record of working successfully within a high degree of autonomy to meet deadlines and achieve goals in multi-disciplinary teams.

Remuneration
Appointment to this role will be at HEO 8 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $130,533 comprising base salary within the range of $98,122 to $111,567 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply
• To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria.

• For further information about this position, please contact Nigel Blundell, Executive Director, Research Operations, Nigel.Blundell@utas.edu.au or 03 6226 1994.

• View the position description and apply via the UTAS Careers website.

• Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/jobs/applying2 for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 29 August 2019, 11.55pm

You must have the right to live and work in this location to apply for this job.

Download File PD - Business Development Manager Research.pdf

Advertised: 15 Aug 2019 Tasmania Standard Time
Applications close: 29 Aug 2019 Tasmania Standard Time


 

Australian National University

Manager, Research Office - closing 1 September


Job no: 533104
Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional
Classification: Senior Manager 1 (Administration)
Salary package: $113,421 to $118,839 per annum plus 17% super
Terms: Full Time, Continuing

 

  • Professional and collaborative work environment
  • Mentoring and ongoing career development
  • Excellent remuneration and benefits packages
  • 17% Superannuation Contributions and generous leave provisions


Position overview
We are seeking an experienced professional to take on the leadership role in our Research Management team. As the manager of the Research Office you will be the principle advisor to senior management and academic staff on high level research management activities, and play a significant role in the development of strategies to achieve the research goals of the College and the University. Your leadership skills will enable you to work with a range of key stakeholders and drive research engagement and impact. You will be able to show flexibility and adaptability to change, whilst maintaining core work values and skills in building strong, working partnerships.

The ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) is one of seven Colleges at ANU. The College, which is structured into two main research schools, offers degrees in more than 20 discipline areas and excels in research across the creative arts, humanities and social sciences. The College has a substantial international research presence and is a major source of national policy advice. Our academic staff are internationally recognised for their research and teaching. A hub of vibrant activity, we host more than 270 lectures, concerts and exhibitions each year, most of which are open to the public. Our students, staff and graduates come from more than 60 nations, bringing a diversity of perspective to campus life.

Proudly supporting this academic enterprise, the CASS Research Office team 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.

 

For further information please contact Dr Sian Hicks, T: (02) 6125 6353 E: sian.hicks@anu.edu.au

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 https://services.anu.edu.au/human-resources/respect-inclusion

 

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 will not be considered for the position.

View the Position Description and apply online.

 

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.


Advertised: 08 Aug 2019 09:00:00 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 01 Sep 2019 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time


 

Southern Cross University

Postdoctoral Research Fellow - closing 2 September


Vacancy ID: 19094
Organisational unit: School of Education
Appointment Type: 12 month fixed-term, part-time (40%)
Remuneration: Based on 40% part-time appointment - remuneration package of up to $38,174 per annum (inclusive of base salary $34,862 p.a. plus superannuation). Equivalent to $95,435 per annum full-time package.
Availability: Public
Location: Gold Coast
Closing date: 9.00am AEST on Monday, 2 September 2019
Open to: Job applicants must be Australian and New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents or currently hold a visa with unrestricted work rights in Australia for the entire duration of the vacancy. Employer visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Position description: Postdoctoral Research Fellow position description

About us

Southern Cross University, ranked in the Asia-Pacific's top 100 universities and the top 100 universities in the world under 50 years old (Times Higher Education Young University Rankings for 2018), is a progressive, young and connected research university, with vibrant campuses in two states. They are in locations of extraordinary natural beauty and creativity: Coffs Harbour in the Mid North Coast and Lismore in the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, while our fastest-growing campus is located at the Gold Coast Airport in southern Queensland.

Our growing world-class status is reinforced by our outstanding research reputation. The Excellence in Research for Australia report has ranked Southern Cross as ‘at world standard or above’ across 23 diverse research fields of global and national significance.

The University’s newest campus on the Gold Coast boasts state-of-the-art nursing and midwifery simulation laboratories, professional standard footwear and orthotic support manufacturing facilities and contemporary teaching environments for law, social science and social welfare, information technology, business and tourism degrees.

The School of Education is a dynamic learning community dedicated to fostering excellence in education. The School offers teacher education courses in Early Childhood, Primary and Secondary at undergraduate, postgraduate and graduate-entry levels along with Masters and Research Higher Degree programs.

The School has two world-leading research concentrations, the Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP) and the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE) Research Cluster. Both concentrations have global reputations for excellence in collaborative and transdisciplinary educational research and have been recognised for their significant impact, both receiving ‘High’ in the recent Australian Government ‘Engagement and Impact’ (2018) exercise.

Southern Cross University is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent; and equity target groups including women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disabilities, and people who identify as LGBTIQ. The University is a proud participant in the Athena SWAN gender equity accreditation program and has committed to the 10 principles of the Athena SWAN Charter.

Southern Cross University offers flexible work arrangements, generous parental and carer’s leave provisions, wellbeing initiatives, professional learning opportunities, mentoring programs and support to undertake further study.

About the role

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will primarily support the Mapping Scientific Concepts through Nature Play in Early Childhood Education:  Achieving Excellence in STEM through Evidence-Based Pedagogies project. The Research Fellow will also conduct research and undertake research support for the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE) Research Cluster and other research activities of the School.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a successful research team: the School has two world-leading research concentrations, the Centre for Children and Young People (CCYP) and the Sustainability, Environment and the Arts in Education (SEAE) Research Cluster. Both concentrations have global reputations for excellence in collaborative and transdisciplinary educational research and have been recognised for their significant impact, both receiving ‘High’ in the recent Australian Government ‘Engagement and Impact’ (2018) exercise.

About you

We are seeking applications from PhD qualified researchers with advanced knowledge of environmental education in early years education. To be successful in this role you will utilise your well-developed research and administration skills and a proven track-record of effectively contributing to a research team.

This is a 40% part time role (15 hours per week) and the working hours/days can be negotiated by the successful candidate.

Contact for further information

Name: Professor Amy Cutter-Mackenzie, Deputy Dean (Research)
Phone: 0418 801 893

Useful links

Applicant information

Use the position description link above to access further information about the selection criteria for this role.

Your application must quote the Vacancy ID, systematically address the selection criteria, and include a CV, list of publications, and the names, email and phone number of two confidential referees. For further assistance go to Applying for a position.

Use the button below to complete your online application.

Applications close at 9:00am AEST on the closing date. Late applications will not be accepted.