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Researcher Development Coordinator

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Flexible, Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories: Research

  • Based at our Geelong or Burwood Campus with some days Work From Home
  • Full time, Fixed term (12 months)  
  • HEW 7 $90,769 + 17% Superannuation

Founded in 1974, Deakin is a public university in Victoria with 61,000 students across five campuses: Melbourne Burwood, Geelong Waurn Ponds, Geelong Waterfront, Warrnambool, and the online Cloud Campus. We are a progressive and open-minded university, with the highest student satisfaction in Victoria and consistently ranked in the top 1% of the world’s universities.

We currently have a 12-month Researcher Development Coordinator opportunity in our Graduate Research Academy. This may suit someone currently working in a research organisation or you may be an academic looking for a team environment or seeking to transfer to a Researcher Developer role. Based on campus, but with flexibility to do up to 2 days per week from home, this full-time position involves face-to-face liaison, webinars and workshops, working with diverse groups across the University.

The role works collaboratively with others in the Researcher Development portfolio to assist in the provision of activities and resources for Higher Degree by Research (HDR) candidates, and academic and professional staff, to increase researcher capability. This includes planning, developing and delivering high-standard training, program and event management as well as program evaluation and analysis to ensure optimal investment.

The Researcher Development Coordinator provides support for the program and for events, develops and delivers content, liaising with various Faculties.  Using your capacity for organisation, you will be responsive to email enquiries, and process forms regarding changes of supervisor in the same timely way you schedule events.

Your key responsibilities will include the requirement to:

  • Work collaboratively to lead or support development and implementation of researcher development activities by designing evidence-based programs that support researchers in skill development and knowledge acquisition
  • Engage with researchers, HDR candidates and stakeholders to identify and implement practical, accessible training solutions based on development needs
  • Plan, design and develop e-learning and other materials in close cooperation with the researcher development team, key internal and external stakeholders, and product vendors
  • Collaborate with the team to define the processes, tasks and resources required to achieve team goals, prioritising critical activities and evaluating team progress 
  • Communicate with confidence using appropriate influencing techniques and communication channels for a given situation to increase understanding and support for Researcher Development Programs
  • Analyse and monitor the effectiveness of existing researcher programs, including interpretation of performance data and survey responses, and work in partnership with key stakeholders to identify new opportunities to grow researcher capability
  • Promotes and supports the use of e-Learning and knowledge management platforms for developing and delivering online training programs
  • Identify and collaborate with other areas in the University engaged in researcher development to deliver a coordinated program

To be successful you will have:

  • Tertiary degree or equivalent experience; and
  • Experience as a researcher or in a research environment or in researcher or academic development; or
  • Experience and knowledge in designing educational resources and learning environments.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File PD-Researcher Development Coordinator.pdf

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role by Monday 4 July.

To arrange a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Daniela Kaleva via  daniela.kaleva@deakin.edu.au

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/

Offers of employment from Deakin University are conditional upon the applicant being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or medically exempt and providing satisfactory evidence of the same. You can view a copy of the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Procedure

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all abilities, cultures, sexual orientation, and genders

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