University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Research Officer



Research Officer

Job no: 0062498 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time, Fixed-term for 12 months Faculty: Engineering and Technology Salary: UOM 6 – $96,459 - $104,413 p.a. plus 17% super

About the Role

The Research Officer within the FEIT Research Services team will focus on bolstering the faculty's engagement in competitive grant schemes and interdisciplinary initiatives, particularly supporting ARC and government grant schemes. The role aims to enhance the competitiveness of research proposals aligned with FEIT's growth targets, while also delivering comprehensive research support services including educational activities, coordinating prizes and awards, monitoring research impact, and facilitating internal and external research communication. Additionally, the position will provide crucial support to academics in submitting high-quality research proposals and assists the broader team during large scheme rounds as needed.

Your responsibilities will also include:

  • Support the planning and organisation of, seminars, workshops, academic mentoring programs.
  • With other Research Officers, coordinate academic research induction programs for new academic staff
  • Support analysis of outcomes of major funding schemes to contribute to the development of new support programs or the improvement of existing ones
  • Who We Are Looking For

    You will possess excellent organisational skills, adept at prioritising tasks and managing projects under tight deadlines. Additionally, you should demonstrate flexibility, analytical problem-solving abilities, strong interpersonal and communication skills, and exhibit high levels of self- motivation, creativity, and sound judgement.

    You will also have:

  • A relevant degree with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide sound advice to staff on writing about research and its impact.
  • A critical eye for detail, particularly as it relates to funder rules and guidelines and other compliance measures
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)

    With a rich history spanning over 150 years, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is a premier Australian institution, leading in engineering and IT education and research. Rooted in a commitment to global excellence and societal betterment, FEIT, organized into key areas like Computing and Information Systems, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical, Mechanical, and Infrastructure Engineering, remains a dynamic global leader addressing significant challenges and actively shaping the future through knowledge creation and innovation.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against any 4 Key Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Fahim Farzad via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 10 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 26 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Research Officer


    University of Melbourne




    May 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 26, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Engineering,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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