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Apply now Job No:513178
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Res and Innov)
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 04 ($65,424.85 - $69,453.78)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation) is a member of the University's Senior Executive and has responsibility for enhancing the University's performance and reputation in research, research training, and research collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally. This includes the strategic management of research at an institutional level; development of research policy; management of research strategic initiatives, and development of research collaborations in Australia and overseas. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)) also interacts closely with Executive Deans and Institute Directors who have operational responsibility for research development within the University's Faculties and Institutes respectively, and chairs the University Research Committee, a committee of the Academic Board that promotes and supports research and research training within the University.

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation)) is supported by the staff in the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio. Units within the portfolio have responsibility to support the University's research community through strategic engagement with external stakeholders, funding organisations and research partners; international collaborations; grants management; research performance data management; research higher degree management; and research ethics and integrity.

Further information is available at:

About This Opportunity

Due to an internal movement, we are currently searching for an Administration Assistant to join the Research and Innovation Portfolio Operations  team based at the Global Change Institute on our St. Lucia Campus. Your primary responsibility will be to maintain reception of the GCI, coordinate inhouse room bookings and facilities and  also providing support to the Director through diary management and general administration duties.. The Administration Assistant reports to the Team Leader, Operations

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate will demonstrate previous experience in a reception role, coupled with experience in supporting the director or executive level. You will have outstanding skills in the Microsoft Office suite, TRIM, UniFi and other commonly used UQ systems. You will also have strong customer service, organisation and data entry skills.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, 12 month fixed term position at HEW level 4.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $65,424 - $69,453, plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $76,547 - $81,260.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, affordable parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 513178_3044219_Administrative Assistant_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Mark Witham, Team Leader, Operations:

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQCareers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.


Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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