Multiple Opportunities in Research Development and Support

  • Flinders University
  • Australia, SA
  • Jun 11, 2021
Science, Technology, Medicine

Job Description:

About Flinders

Our bold vision, captured in our Strategic Plan: Making a Difference: The 2025 Agenda, is to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

We recognise the key to our success is exceptional people and we’re seeking outstanding individuals to join the Research Development and Support team.

Organisational Unit:

Research Development and Support (RDS)

Research Development and Support (RDS) works with Flinders Researchers and stakeholders from our Colleges, Research Institutes and Centres, other portfolios, and external stakeholders to proactively support our research. Our teams underpin Flinders’ research evolving from ideas through to impact.  RDS is part of the Portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and provides excellence in facets of research management and promoting Flinders’ research.


Vacancy Details:

Position Title: Institute Manager (CNST)

Classification: Higher Education Officer Level 8

Salary Range:  $98, 466 - $109, 009

Employment Type: Fixed-term, Part-time (0.5 FTE) (Available for 2 years)


The Institute Manager (Flinders Institute for NanoScale Science and Technology) will drive the increase in research income and associated activity in nanotechnology research for the Institute. The role is responsible for proactively supporting the implementation of key strategies to increase the number of quality research collaborations with industry and government that will translate into impactful research. Skills and expertise in building productive relationships between Institute researchers and end users and in identifying and translating key opportunities for external investment for research are key. Additionally, the role is responsible for promoting and marketing the key research capabilities of the Institute through and other key organisational activities related to the sustainable operation of the Institute.

Applications close: 11:59pm Thursday 24 June 2021


Position Title: Manager (RePaDD)

Classification: Higher Education Officer Level 8

Salary Range: $98, 466 - $109, 009

Employment Type: Fixed-term, Full-time (Available for 3 years)


The Flinders Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death, and Dying (RePaDD) supports professional, personal and community palliative care needs by building an understanding of death, dying and palliative care in contemporary Australia. RePaDD is committed to working collaboratively with researchers, palliative care, health care and aged care services, and consumer organisations to improve care for those who are ageing, caring, dying, and grieving. The Manager will provide support to the Director relating to the planning, development, and project management of the research activities to enhance RePaDD capabilities and reputation in research.

Applications close: 11:59pm Thursday 24 June 2021


Position Title: Research Support Officer (Consumer Engagement)

Classification: Higher Education Officer Level 6

Salary Range: $79, 938 - $85, 231

Employment Type: Fixed-term, Part-time (0.6 FTE) (Available for 3 years)


The Research Support Officer (Consumer Engagement) will provide administrative and project management support to build active consumer engagement capability in the Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute (FHMRI).   Working as a member of the RDS team the Research Support Officer (Consumer Engagement) will work with the FHMRI Consumer Advisory Board, FHMRI Leadership, FHRMI researchers and Senior Research Support Officers to design, develop, implement and evaluate consumer partnering and engagement across FHMRI research programs. They will also develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders including consumer advocacy groups.  

Applications close: 11:59pm Thursday 24 June 2021


Position Title: Research Contracts Officer

Classification:  Higher Education Officer Level 6

Salary Range: $79, 938 - $85, 231

Employment Type: Fixed-term, Full-time (3 – 6 months)

The Research Contracts Officer is responsible for providing research contract administration and management services to the Flinders University researchers. This includes working closely with researchers in the preparation, review and negotiation of various types of standard form research contracts: research project variations, confidentiality agreements for research purposes and IP sharing with external parties; memoranda of understanding with industry or other research institutions, material transfer agreements and subcontracting arrangements with government, industry and other research institutions.

Applications close: 11:59pm Tuesday 15 June 2021 


How to Apply

Full details including how to apply on-line can be found at our website:

Information for Applicants

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders descent to apply.

A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.