Curtin University of Technology

Curtin University of Technology

Senior Research Services Officer - Contract


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Job Reference: 1147538

Research Office at Curtin

Across all our research areas, we aim to strike a balance between demand- driven research, which solves defined problems for industry and society, and researcher-driven research, which is characterised by a desire to push the limits of understanding.

Our research is broad in scope, encompassing a range of fields in science, engineering, health, society, engineering, health, society, business and more.

Your new role As the Senior Research Services Officer , you will play a pivotal role in advancing the research mission of Curtin University. Working collaboratively with faculty, researchers, and administrative staff, you will oversee the administration of research projects, and provide strategic guidance to support the success of our research endeavours. Your expertise and experience will be instrumental in shaping our research initiatives and strengthening our reputation as a leading research institution.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Review agreements to ensure compliance with Curtin policy and procedures and ensure accuracy with the annual HERDC report to the government.
  • Draft, review and work with internal and external customers to negotiate research and commercial consultancy contracts for the University.
  • Work closely with other Curtin teams, to assist in coordination of contract and commercial negotiations and discussions, including contractual and commercial negotiations with partners and funders on contracts and with strategic relationships.
  • Re-calculate project budgets to ensure all associated costs are covered for project variations.
  • Assist in the development of training and knowledge sharing documents to provide operational guidance for stakeholders.
  • Provide guidance, training, and support to other staff within the team to ensure optimal performance and efficiency.
  • Foster a culture of continuous improvement in research administration processes, streamlining procedures to enhance effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Provide a personalised service by supporting projects through to project completion.
  • Contribute to a positive culture and act in accordance with Curtin's values and signature behaviours.
  • Key personal qualities essential to this role include:

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work under pressure with a high volume of contract queries with multiple competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work as part of a team within the Research Office at Curtin.
  • Ability to interact positively with a diverse range of people.
  • You will require current work rights in Australia that match the tenure of this role.

    To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Madeline Roe, Project Fulfilment Team Lead, Research Contracts & Projects via [email protected].

    About us We are an energetic, dedicated team of academics and professionals working together to provide global solutions through quality graduates and innovative research. Curtin is a welcoming space where integrity, respect for one another, courage, excellence, and impact are essential to everyday life. Situated on Whadjuk Nyungar Country, our vibrant campus includes an art gallery, gym, childcare and medical centre, and endless food options including a supermarket.

    We encourage a progressive and diverse workplace, offering generous superannuation and salary packaging benefits. We are committed to looking after our employees by promoting health and wellbeing, work flexibility, and personal development opportunities.

    For more information about our university, please visit www.

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    Please provide a cover letter, and your CV to allow us to assess your suitability for this role.

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    Applications close: 3PM Australian Western Standard Time (AWST), Monday 18th December 2023. Applicants should note that prior to appointment, any offer of employment is subject to completion of National Police Records checks, and background, integrity, and reference checks to Curtin's satisfaction. At Curtin, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation and this position may also require you to have a current Working With Children Check.

    If you have any queries in relation to this application process, please contact our careers team on 08 9266 9000 (option 3,1) and quote the Job Reference.

    Please note we are not accepting applications from recruitment agencies at this time.

    Job details


    Senior Research Services Officer - Contract


    Curtin University of Technology




    November 20, 2023

    Application deadline

    December 18, 2023

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Curtin University is a future-focused university based in the scenic city of Perth, Australia, with additional campuses in regional Western Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Dubai and Mauritius.

    The University is recognised for its strengths in teaching and research innovation, which is reflected in its standing as Western Australia’s top public university for graduate and postgraduate employment, according to the Good Universities Guide 2021.

    We were established in 1966 as the ‘Western Australian Institute of Technology’, before gaining university status and changing our name to ‘Curtin’ in 1987 in honour of the former Australian Prime Minister.

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