CLOSED Senior Coordinator, Research Development at Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Research
HEW 8: $90,047- $97,208 plus 17% superannuation
Full-time, fixed term 3 year position, based at the Hawthorn campus
Swinburne University of Technology is an internationally-recognised provider of quality education and an institution with a rich legacy of industry collaborations. We are an innovative University at the forefront of technology and are committed to delivering excellence in higher education, vocational training and research.

A Senior Coordinator, Research Development is required to support research development activities aimed at rapidly improving Swinburne University’s research funding performance and involvement in high value, strategically important research programs. The role will have a focus on the development of tender submissions, large research consortia and multi-party ventures.

Skills and Experience
To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

Completion of a relevant postgraduate tertiary qualification (PhD or Masters) with relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
Track record of achievement in the development and management of major research funding proposals or tender submissions, and/ or successful business case development in industry, government or consulting environment.
Exceptional written communication skills with the ability to write clearly and concisely taking account of different audiences.
Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective networks, develop relationships and partnerships with a wide range of external partners.
A full list of the selection criteria is available in the position description

As a Swinburne staff member you will have access to many benefits such as career development opportunities including 50% study reduction and staff and management development programs. You will receive up to 17% employer contributions (pension) and various discounts on annual Myki cards, private health insurance and movie tickets. We also recognise the need to support the work/life balance and flexible needs of our staff. As such a range of flexible working arrangements including paid maternity/partner leave, onsite childcare, working from home and part time options are available.

To find out more about the extensive benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit:

The diverse culture within Swinburne is our strength and our success lies within the inclusive working environment built of employees from a variety of backgrounds. Swinburne celebrates and respects the strength that difference creates. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and generally the capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people; varying age workers; people with disabilities; people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the WGEA as the Employer of Choice of Gender Equality 2015, and of key initiatives such as Pride @ Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2020 vision – to become Australia’s leading university in Science, Technology and Innovation.

How to apply
To start an application, click on ‘begin’ at the bottom of the page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description. Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

If you are experiencing technical difficulties submitting your application, please contact the Recruitment team on +61 3 9214 8600 (option 2).

For further information, please contact Mr Marco Krischer (Senior Manager, Strategic Research Development) on telephone: +61 3 9214 5218 or 0430 722 406 or by email:

Refer to position number: 32522
Applications close: 5pm, 27 January 2017



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