Fixed term, Full time

Opened 232 days ago

Closes 10 March 2022

About the Role

The Research Coordinator has a dual role. The position provides administrative support to research activities at the Perron Institute. The position also has a coordinating function in liaising with the institute’s research groups, early-/mid-career researchers (EMCRs) and PhD and other students and thereby facilitating collaboration across research areas. The position with assist in liaison with internal and external stakeholders, organisation of research and training events, and the management, analysis and reporting of information pertaining to research projects, grants and scholarships.

The Research Coordinator is responsible to the Special Projects Director and Chair of the Research Advisory Committee. The incumbent will work proactively with stakeholders and coordinate events, helping to ensure effective communication, collaboration, and networking within and across Perron research networks.

This role is offered on a full-time (1.0 FTE) basis for an initial fixed term of 12 months.

Key Responsibilities

Provide administrative support to the Special Projects Director and Chair of the Research Advisory Committee.
Establish and manage the research database, liaising with research groups to capture data, analyse and report on the breadth of the institute’s research activities on an annual and ad hoc basis.
Provide administrative support for various research initiatives, including but not limited to:

  • Internal grants, scholarships and grant development schemes
  • Perron Symposium
  • 3-Minute Thesis and Best Paper competitions for HDR students
  • Continued development and implementation of the research intranet site
  • Act as the point of contact for HDR students and the graduate student offices in partner universities and HDR student networks in universities and medical research institutes.
  • Act as the point of contact for the Perron’s EMCRs.
  • Be the point of contact between researchers and grants management offices.
  • Assist in grant submissions and in identifying sources of research funding.
  • Build relationships and manage communications with external stakeholders.
  • Undertake other duties as required from time to time by the Special Projects Director and the Research Advisory Committee Chair.

Skills and Experience

  • Demonstrated experience in research administration.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
  • Highly developed organisation and communication skills.
  • Ability to operate independently with a high level of initiative.
  • Good IT skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications.
  • Ability to work with employees and stakeholders at all levels.
  • A degree in biomedical science would be highly regarded.
  • Knowledge of research administration and management and/or higher education would be advantageous.

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