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Research Officer (Operations)

Job no: 512554
Work type: full time
Location: Crawley
Categories: Research support

UWA School of Agriculture and Environment

NESP Resilient Landscape Hub

  • Full-time, fixed-term appointment for 3 years
  • Base salary range: Level 6 $84,665 – $89,477 p.a. (pro rata) plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Resilient Landscapes Hub is one of four research Hubs under the Australian Government’s National Environmental Research Program. The Hub conducts research to inform management of Australia’s terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems to promote resilient and sustainable landscapes. The Hub has a budget of $47 million over 6 years and brings together researchers from the 11 universities, government agencies and non-government organisations and a range of research users. The Hub sits within the School for Agriculture and Environment at The University of Western Australia (UWA).

About the opportunity

You will provide operational support to the Hub for ongoing research and collaboration with a range of research partners.  You will work closely with the Hub Leader and support the planning and operation of research and engagement activities and provide support in a variety of tasks including logistics, travel bookings and procurement.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications
  • Relevant research and administrative experience at an appropriate level
  • Highly developed ability to support research including research planning and report writing
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully coordinate and collaborate with various people in different locations to achieve research outcomes
  • Proficiency in a range of technical and computing skills including project management, virtual meeting platforms (e.g. MS Teams) and presentation packages
  • Excellent organisational skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and problem solve across a broad range of issues

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File Position Description - Research Officer_Operations MD.pdf

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Friday, 7 October 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Michael Douglas at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for child 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.

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