Senior Administrative Officer

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • May 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job no: 0055944
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Fixed-term for 6 months
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: School of Biomedical Sciences
UOM 6 - $87,007 - $94,181 p.a. plus 17% super

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About the School of Biomedical Sciences
The School of Biomedical Sciences is one of the most prominent and diverse Schools in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences. The School is situated on the University’s Parkville Campus and is part of the largest biomedical precinct in the southern hemisphere, providing access to world class research facilities for staff and students. The School fosters a values-based culture of innovation and creativity to achieve research and teaching excellence.

About the Role
The Senior Administrative Officer in the School of Biomedical Sciences (SBS) will be responsible for providing high-level operational support to the Head of Department, Department Executive and the Strategy and Operations Manager (SOM) in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology. The position will primarily support the implementation of strategic and business plans across the Executive portfolios i.e. undergraduate and graduate teaching, research and industry and operations

In a typical week at work, you may:

This role is based in the heart of Melbourne’s Biomedical Precinct at the Doherty Institute.

About You
You are committed to providing excellent customer service through your strong work ethic. Your highly developed organisation skills will enable you to understand and implement policy and procedure within a complex working environment. You will have excellent written communication skills and the ability to prepare reports, committee papers, agendas, minutes, and correspondence.

Ideally, you will further have:

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

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Be Yourself
At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

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