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Administration Officer, Grants

The University of Queensland - St Lucia, QLD

Administration & Secretarial
Source: uWorkin

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Sponsored Research (SR)

The University of Queensland is a world class institution which ranks in the world’s top universities, as measured by several key independent rankings, including the QS World University Rankings. The University maintains a world-class, comprehensive program of research and research training. We aim for international standards of excellence across the spectrum of research, from fundamental, curiosity-driven work that builds the stock of knowledge and leads to new research questions to applied research and innovation with direct applications to industry and communities.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) is a member of the University's Senior Executive and has responsibility for enhancing the university’s performance and reputation in research, research training, and research collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) 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, research infrastructure management, and research ethics and integrity. Within the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio, the office of Sponsored Research provides administrative and strategic support in the key functional area of research grants administration.

About This Opportunity

As the Administration Officer, Grants, you will provide support in grant applications, interpreting Grant guidelines and post-award administration. Your duties will include:

  • Interpreting research grant guidelines and conditions of award
  • Providing advice to researchers
  • Drafting correspondence, forms and tables
  • Administering the pre- and post-award requirements of granting schemes
  • Undertaking compliance and data surveillance checks

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

As our ideal candidate, you will have experience in an Office Administration or similar role, a high level of computer proficiency and a practical understanding of administrative applications. You will have advanced skills in utilising word-processing, data storage and retrieval and spreadsheet software/programs.

Your well-developed analytical skills and strong attention to detail will enable you to interpret complex guidelines and procedures and your excellent interpersonal and communication skills will assist you in communicating with integrity, diplomacy and sensitivity.You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at HEW level 5.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $70,796 - $78,852, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $82,832 - $92,257.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role please contact Sharon Grant, Senior Manager: s.grant@uq.edu.au