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Senior Officer, Research Funding

Apply now Job no: 502241
Work type: Full-time
Location: Melbourne - Burwood
Categories: Administration, Research

• Melbourne Burwood Campus
• Full-time and continuing
• HEW 6 $81,274 + 17% Superannuation

Research at Faculty of Business and Law impacts the communities with whom we engage. Reporting directly to the Manager, Research Services, you will play a key role in liaising with Researchers in the Business and Law Faculty. This includes supporting and implementing Faculty-wide strategies to identify funding opportunities and improve funding application outcomes, as well as continuously reviewing and improving processes to support these strategies.
A crucial element of your role will be to provide high-level support to researchers in preparing, reviewing and submitting research funding applications and undertakes analysis of research performance in the Faculty to contribute to continuous improvement.

Your key responsibilities will include:
• Collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to identify research funding opportunities, and communicate these opportunities to relevant researchers.
• Providing support to the researchers in planning and preparing research funding applications.
• Supporting and implementing Faculty-wide processes around all facets of research funding applications, including budget development, and support all researchers in the Faculty to understand and follow these processes.
• Providing advice to researchers on complying with funding body rules and University policies and processes.
• Supporting and implementing strategies for increasing external research funding, and evaluate the effectiveness of these.
• Reporting on the outcomes of research funding and engagement initiatives.

To be successful, you’ll have:
• A relevant postgraduate research qualification (PhD or Masters) or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and /or education and training.
• Extensive experience in supporting the preparation of research grants and funding applications within the tertiary sector and preferably in relevant disciplines.
• Demonstrated understanding of the National Competitive Grant schemes and the research funding environment more generally.
• Experience in construction of research project budgets.
• Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to write persuasively, succinctly and accurately.

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

Position Description: Download File PD - Senior Officer Research Funding.pdf

Applications for this position close on Monday 26th October 2020.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.
For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Bronwyn Kelly on +61 3 522 72442.

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 cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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