20 November, 2023

Senior or Principal Research Administration Officer

About This Opportunity

Are you organised, motivated, and diligent? An exciting opportunity is available for a Senior Research Administration Officer or Principal Research Administration Officer to join the team at the UQ Poche Centre for Indigenous Health. In this role, you will provide high-level research administrative support and information to enhance research activity and performance. You will also provide high-level assistance to researchers throughout all stages of the grants and ethics application and assessment processes and administer the grants awarded.


Key responsibilities:

  • Research advisory

  • Funding scheme coordination

  • Grant application support and management

  • General administration

  • Communication and engagement


Additional key responsibilities at HEW 7:

  • Funding and grant administration

  • Funding opportunities


This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position for up to 2 years.


This role is available as either a HEW 6 Senior Research Administration Officer or a HEW 7 Principal Research Administration Officer.


For detailed information about the role, responsibilities, and key criteria for this opportunity, please view the appointment booklet.


At HEW level 6, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $84,871 – $91,158, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $99,300 – $106,655 annually. 


At HEW level 7, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $93,254 – $101,680, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $109,107 – $118,966 annually. 


About You

We are seeking an experienced Senior Research Administration Officer / Principal Research Administration Officer, ideally with exposure to research or university sectors.


As a Senior Research Administration Officer (HEW 6) you will possess:

  • A degree with some experience in the field; or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

  • Experience in research administration with a sound knowledge of research policies and procedures or the demonstrated capacity to rapidly gain that knowledge

  • Advanced skills in computer applications

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Excellent attention to detail and a high degree of accuracy with demonstrated ability to provide written reports

  • Demonstrated ability to develop strong relationships with colleagues internal and external to the University

  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team or independently as necessary

  • Excellent organisational skills with demonstrated ability to manage and prioritise competing tasks and meet deadlines

  • Knowledge of University reporting systems such as Business Objects and granting body systems such as RMS and RGMS would be considered an advantage


As a Principal Research Administration Officer (HEW 7) you will possess:

  • Completion of a degree with at least 4 years subsequent relevant experience; OR extensive experience and management expertise; OR an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

  • Advanced level of computer proficiency

  • Ability to demonstrate, or capacity to gain, knowledge of:

    • Higher education policies and procedures in relation to research administration

    • Human resources policies and procedures

    • The University’s Faculties and Institutes

  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills

  • Experience in development of strong internal and external relationships

  • Demonstrated ability to generate written briefings/reports/papers with a high attention to detail

  • Integrity, diplomacy and sensitivity in communicating with a wide range of client groups

  • Ability to work cooperatively and constructively with staff in a variety of settings

  • Excellent abilities as a team player


In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. 


For more information about this opportunity, please contact Heather Young (Poche Centre Manager) on heather.young@uq.edu.au.


For application queries, please contact recruitment@uq.edu.au stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line. 

Want to Apply?

All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the applicable ‘About You’ section. Applicants should clearly state which position/HEW level they are applying for within their cover letter.

  • Resume 


Please note that you will be asked to add all documents into the one upload box labelled ‘resume’, which is step one of the application form.

Other Information

At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion.  We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in our broader community, whether that be gender identityLGBTQIA+cultural and/or linguisticAboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au 


If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.


Applications close Monday 4th December 2023 at 11.00pm AEST (R-31910).


Applications will be reviewed as received. Candidates may be interviewed prior to the job closing date. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as possible.