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The University of Queensland

Administration Officer, Animal Ethics Unit, Office of Research Ethics - closing 17 December 2018

Job No: 505601
Area: Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Salary (FTE): Professional Level 06 ($75,957.07 - $81,714.50)
Work type: Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is a member of the University's Senior Executive and has responsibility for the development and advancement of the University's profile in research and research training. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is supported by the staff in the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio. Units within the portfolio have responsibility to support the University's research community through strategic engagement with external stakeholders, funding organisations and research partners; international collaborations; grants management; research performance data management, contract negotiation; and research ethics and integrity.

Within the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio, the Research Management Office provides administrative and strategic support in the key functional areas of research grants  administration, human ethics and animal ethics.

The role

The successful appointee will work within the legislative requirements of The Animal Care and Protection Act 2001 to service the Animal Ethics Committees as well as liaising with and providing reports to various bodies on the use of animals for research and teaching within UQ. 

The person

Applicants should possess a degree or have an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training and will be expected to demonstrate a high degree of autonomy whilst still maintaining an effective team based focus. The ability to prioritise and work within a high volume work area while ensuring accuracy in all matters is essential. Applicants should have excellent data base management and reporting skills, high level client service skills, and preferably some knowledge of the animal industry or an interest to acquire such knowledge.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Jill Amber, HR Advisor on


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 6. The remuneration package will be in the range $75,957 - $81,714 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $83,172 - $95,605 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

Administration Officer - Animal Ethics Position Description.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Roberta Littleford, Manager Animal Ethics Unit on +61 7 3443 1491 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Advertised: 30 Nov 2018
Applications close: 17 Dec 2018 (8:00 AM) E. Australia Standard Time


Australian Catholic University - Brisbane campus

Research Fellow - closing 19 December 2018

Job No: 974647
Campus Location: Brisbane
Functional Unit: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Work Type: Fixed term full time
  • Development and contribution to the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education research program
  • Coordinate teacher development and contribute to the leadership of National School and Faculty
  • Full-time, fixed term (2 years) position located at our McAuley campus at Banyo

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Faculty of Education and Arts is recognised nationally and internationally as a leader in teacher education, and for its rapidly rising profile in the humanities and social sciences, especially in the disciplines of history, politics and sociology.  The Faculty of Education and Arts has a vibrant research culture that puts a premium on high quality, socially engaged scholarship that has impact and makes a difference.

The National School of Education is the largest provider of initial teacher education in Australia with a strong reputation for its high quality, work-ready graduates. Adding to its traditional strengths in early childhood, primary and secondary initial teacher education, the National School of Education’s disciplines reflect key strengths in the areas of early childhood, mathematics and literacy education, the arts, science and technology, educational studies, teacher professional practice, assessment, educational leadership, religious education, Indigenous education, and wellbeing and inclusive education.

The Research Fellow / Fellow will contribute to the development of scholarship, research and/or professional activities in the Institute in the Brisbane School of Education. More specifically you will:

  • Undertake active scholarship/research agenda appropriate to the National School.
  • conduct research and need analysis activities to strength the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics in primary and secondary schools
  • Develop research proposals and projects in STEM education and to the Faculty’s research program
  • Contribute to Academic Leadership and service through supporting the teaching and research of the National School.

You will need to have:

  • A PhD in Education relevant Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and primary or secondary school experience in teaching in these areas.
  • Demonstrated research knowledge, methodologies and data analysis
  • High level of oral and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively as part of a Research team and independently on research publications
  • Evidence of ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.


How to Apply:
Obtain the Position Description here Download File Research Fellow 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 AUD$115,136 - $135,937 pa, including salary component AUD$98,407 - $116,186 pa for Research Fellow Academic Level B, plus employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Professor Huann Lin, School of Education, email: or on (07) 3861-6321 or (07) 3623-7314

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit:


Applications Close: Wednesday 19 December 2018 at 11.55pm AEDT

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

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La Trobe University

Grants Advisor (Health and Medical) - closing 3 January 2019

Lead the management of the complete grant life-cycle across the University for Category 2-3 Health and Medical Grants.

  • Full time, Continuing position
  • Based at La Trobe University’s Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $83,924 – $92,502 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation contribution


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.


About the role:

The Grants Team in the Research Office oversees the administration of all competitive research grant funding, including Australian Research Council (ARC), National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Cooperative Research Centres, ARC Centres of Excellence and other local and international schemes. The team works with researchers across all campuses of the University to provide advisory and administrative support through the entire life cycle of a grant.

The Grants Advisor is responsible for the development, submission and administration of national and international Category 2-3 Health and Medical grant schemes. This position will lead the management of the complete grant life-cycle from pre-award inquiry and development to post-award project closure across both the College of SHE and ASSC for Category 2-3 Health and Medical grants


Responsibilities will include:

The Grants Advisor is required to be the subject-matter expert on Category 2-3 grants and lead and manage the Grants Team relationship with the Alumni and Advancement Office (AAO), developing a streamlined process between the two offices in the submission of grant applications to trusts and foundations.

The successful applicant will use the Research Professional database to systematically identify and promote a diverse range of national and international Health and Medical grant funding opportunities to researchers across both Colleges and provide high-level reviews, advice and management of all Health and Medical Category 2-3 grants for the whole grant life-cycle.


Skills and Experience:

To be considered for this role, you will have a PhD or relevant degree with extensive professional experience or an equivalent combination of relevant knowledge, training and/or experience and demonstrated success in assisting researchers to obtain and manage competitive grant funding and managing grants for the entire life-cycle.

You will have knowledge and experience in dealing with research contracts and agreements and working with external stakeholders to manage expectations. Knowledge of public and private research funding trends within Australia and Internationally is vital, as are strong communication and interpersonal skills and an ability to organise your work effectively to deliver outputs in a timely manner.  


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.



Please click on this link for a full list of Benefits


How to Apply:

Closing Date: Thursday 3rd January, 2019 at 11.55pm

Position Enquiries: Dr Sejal Kendal, Executive Grants Advisor, TEL: 9479 1108, Email:

View the Position Description


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

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

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


If you have any questions regarding how to apply for this role, please contact Maddie Newman on +61 3 9479 6418 or


To apply and to view position description please visit and search under current vacancies.


La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.


Australian Catholic University

Research Finance Officer - closing 6 January 2019

Job No: 974673
Campus Location: North Sydney
Functional Unit: Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Work Type: Continuing full time

  • Manage Research Grants across ACU Portfolios
  • Ensure compliance with accounting principles and organisation financial regulations
  • Full-time continuing position based in North Sydney

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across seven campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney and Strathfield.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU’s mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research leads ACU’s research intensification strategy and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the ACU Research Portfolio, including research and research training. The Office of the Deputy Vice- Chancellor Research is responsible for the University’s research strategy framework, policies, governance, research data analysis and reporting, research contracts and funding management, research committees, and research staff performance.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Research, collaborates with the faculties in implementing the strategic research direction of the University and provides the financial and administrative framework to support research excellence. This includes supporting researchers in the submission of external grant applications, research ethics approvals, research contracts and post-award management, and through research training workshops including HDR supervisor training. The financial and administrative functions aim to foster excellence in research and raise the research profile of the University.

As the Research Finance Officer you will:

  • be responsible for effective management of research awards, ensuring compliance with accounting principles and aligned to organisation financial regulations
  • support the Research Finance and Grants (Post-Award) Manager in the financial management of research grants across many ACU Portfolios
  • liaise with internal and external partners and stakeholders to develop effective working relationships in support of research excellence
  • identify processes and policies that can be improved in order to streamline procedures, manage resources and mitigate risks.

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

  • relevant tertiary qualifications and extensive relevant experience working in a university, public sector or similar research environment; or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and a high degree of attention to detail
  • proven ability to use initiative, investigate issues, collect and analyse data to make recommendations
  • ability to show commitment with integrity to the Catholic Identity, Mission and ethos of the University
  • experience in managing research data by using data management systems.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe and valued through development, participation and involvement.


How to Apply: 
Obtain the Position Description Download File Research Finance Officer ODVCR HEW 7 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 $101,110 - $109,431 pa, including salary component $85,440 - $92,471 pa (Higher Education Worker Level 7), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Kely Kirwan - Research Finance and Post-Award Grant Manager, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (02) 9739 2858.

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit


APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  06 January 2019

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Macquarie University

Human Ethics Leader & Secretary to HREC Medical Sciences - closing 11 January 2019

  • Salary Package: $104,209 to $112.618 p.a. (HEW Level 8), plus 17% employer’s superannuation and annual leave loading
  • Appointment Type: Full time, continuing
  • Location: Macquarie University (North Ryde, Macquarie Park)


The Role
The Ethics and Integrity team is looking for a people focused team leader with a solid background in applying ethical regulatory frameworks to research involving humans across the medical, humanities and social science disciplines.


About You
The successful applicant will play a key role in managing the day-to-day operations of the Human Ethics Secretariat and will provide interpretation, guidance and advice to the Human Research Ethics Committee (Medical Sciences) whilst also representing and providing executive support to the Director, Research Ethics and Integrity.

This role requires exemplary analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to effectively communicate with researchers when responding to complex enquiries.


About Research Services
Research Services is responsible for the management of research that takes place at Macquarie University or is conducted by University staff. Within Research Services, the Ethics and Integrity Team assists the University to achieve its research goals by ensuring that research conducted at the University:

  • meets best practice requirements relating to human and animal research ethics
  • adopts the highest standards in relation to monitoring and managing animal welfare issues
  • ensures research practices meet high standards of integrity and are in accordance with the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research

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 (maximum 3-4 pages) that outlines how you meet to the selection criteria below:

  • A degree qualification in science or the humanities or a related field and/or experience working in a Research environment
  • Ability to consult with and assist researchers to manage ethical issues and risk to ensure a high standard of research integrity
  • Good knowledge of the 'The National Statement and the Australian Code for the Responsible Conduct of Research' and ability to provide advice to the committee on how these relate to research
  • Proven ability managing a process driven environment
  • A demonstrated collaborative approach to team management, promoting a service focused environment  
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, regulation/ legislation in clinical trial research

For further information regarding this role, please view the position description:

Human Ethics Team Leader and Secretary to HREC Medical Sciences

This position requires a criminal record check.


Role specific enquiries: Karolyn White on or 2 9850 7854

General recruitment enquiries:  Letitia Poile on

Applications Close: Friday, 11 January 2019 at 5:00pm AEDT


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.


Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.



Griffith University

Senior Research Grants Officer - closing 14 January 2019

Be Remarkable

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we’re proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Office for Research bring this to life by facilitating research excellence through the provision of highly skilled professional support and advice to the Griffith research community

The opportunity

The Senior Research Grants Officer plays an important leadership role within the Research Grants Team ensuring highly effective research grants support for the Griffith research community. The role contributes to the development of strategies to increase the University research income through competitive sources.

This is a continuing, full time position based at either the Nathan or Gold Coast campus and will require regular travel between campuses.

About you

To be successful within this role, you will have significant research grants administration experience in a central office of a university, medical research institute or similar organisation. Through this experience you will have gained extensive knowledge of research grant funding opportunities, application processes and post-award management processes. You will have experience in managing a small team of motivated individuals to achieve strategic and operational goals.

Salary range

HEW Level 8: $92,909 - $104,520 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $108,704 - $122,289 per annum.

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check.


What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia–Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we’ve worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Lynette Farquhar, Senior Manager, Research Grants on +61 (0) 7 3735 4121.

For application queries, please contact Aneta Fijal, HR Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7520.

Closing date: Monday, 14 January 2019 at 5pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online. It is anticipated that interviews will be held the following week.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.


University of New South Wales

Research Development Manager, Medicine - closing 28 January 2019

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.  We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society. 

The Research Strategy Office works with Faculties, research teams, individual researchers and external partner organisations to initiate, facilitate and secure new national and international research project funding and Fellowships; and develop ongoing strategies to ensure that UNSW enhances its research profile and increases the level, quality and diversity of research funding.


The Opportunity

Reporting to the Senior Research Development Manager and working as part of a supportive and high-performing team, you will provide high-level strategic communication, project management, administrative and editorial support to researchers regarding competitive research funding proposals and strategic grant scheme training.  This includes significant interaction with researchers, funding bodies, and relevant Faculties and researchers across the University.


 About the Successful Applicant

You can demonstrate your success working with researchers to win competitive funding proposals, grants, tenders or bids. Specific requirements include:

  • High-level knowledge of the higher education or medical research sector funding schemes, including the strategic review and preparation of proposals
  • Project management, prioritisation and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities and deadlines in high volume environments
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills, ability to research and analyse material and identify key issues, and produce high-level outcomes in both autonomous and team-based activities
  • Outstanding written and oral communication, negotiation and consultation skills, including an ability to exercise initiative, tact and discretion in dealing with highly sensitive and confidential matters


To Apply:  Submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria (listed in the relevant Position Description) and submit your application online.



Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


t: 02 9385 2401

Applications close: 11pm Monday 28th January 2019. Please note applications will be reviewed regularly during the advertised period. 




UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a smoke free workplace.