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Research Operations Coordinator

Advertiser: The University of AucklandMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
15 Apr 2019
Location
Auckland, Auckland Central
Work Type
Part Time
Classification
Government & Defence, Local Government

Research Operations Coordinator

Faculty of Science Research Services

The University of Auckland

Fixed-term until December 2021, 26.25 hours part-time

 

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Operations Coordinator on a part-time basis to join our Faculty of Science Research Services team, providing high-quality support for Te Pūnaha Ātea – Auckland Space Institute. The Institute will be a hub for space science at the University of Auckland; developing, building and deploying novel space systems and technologies; analysing and evaluating data from space-based instrumentation, and contributing the development of a “space economy” in New Zealand.

Responsibilities of the role

As the key point of contact for Te Pūnaha Ātea – Auckland Space Institute, you will build and maintain effective relationships across the University and with key external stakeholders, providing excellent customer-focused service. You will give exceptional operational support to the Director(s) and research leads within the institute, coordinating activities and tasks, and assist with supporting students associated with the institute.

You will coordinate and support the running of workshops and events relating to Te Pūnaha Ātea – Auckland Space Institute, and will be responsible for maintaining the institute online presence and communications. You will have oversight of, and be expected to maintain, financial records and reporting, providing advice to the Director(s) and research leads and escalating issues to the Research Programme Manager as appropriate. You will proactively support the institute with planning and information gathering, working alongside the Research Programme Manager and other Research Services units within the University.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have strong interpersonal, communication and engagement skills, with the ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships
  • Be proactive, with the ability to use initiative and self-manage workloads
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, with strong written communication
  • Proactively organise and coordinate events, with prior experience being a preference
  • Have experience of financial systems and managing project budgets
  • Have experience of working in a complex and diverse environment
  • Experience working in a tertiary or research-intensive environment is an advantage.

An interest or experience working in Space research is not required for this role; however, it is desirable. 

Why us?

This is an exciting time for Science Research Services and the research you will be supporting is groundbreaking   Along with this, The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Victoria Louise Smith, Research Programme Manager via Victoria.smith@auckland.ac.nz

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 5th May 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document. 

Faculty of Science Research Services

The University of Auckland

Fixed-term until December 2021, 26.25 hours part-time

 

The opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Operations Coordinator on a part-time basis to join our Faculty of Science Research Services team, providing high-quality support for Te Pūnaha Ātea – Auckland Space Institute. The Institute will be a hub for space science at the University of Auckland; developing, building and deploying novel space systems and technologies; analysing and evaluating data from space-based instrumentation, and contributing the development of a “space economy” in New Zealand.

Responsibilities of the role

As the key point of contact for Te Pūnaha Ātea – Auckland Space Institute, you will build and maintain effective relationships across the University and with key external stakeholders, providing excellent customer-focused service. You will give exceptional operational support to the Director(s) and research leads within the institute, coordinating activities and tasks, and assist with supporting students associated with the institute.

You will coordinate and support the running of workshops and events relating to Te Pūnaha Ātea – Auckland Space Institute, and will be responsible for maintaining the institute online presence and communications. You will have oversight of, and be expected to maintain, financial records and reporting, providing advice to the Director(s) and research leads and escalating issues to the Research Programme Manager as appropriate. You will proactively support the institute with planning and information gathering, working alongside the Research Programme Manager and other Research Services units within the University.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Have strong interpersonal, communication and engagement skills, with the ability to manage complex stakeholder relationships
  • Be proactive, with the ability to use initiative and self-manage workloads
  • Demonstrate a high level of accuracy and attention to detail, with strong written communication
  • Proactively organise and coordinate events, with prior experience being a preference
  • Have experience of financial systems and managing project budgets
  • Have experience of working in a complex and diverse environment
  • Experience working in a tertiary or research-intensive environment is an advantage.

An interest or experience working in Space research is not required for this role; however, it is desirable. 

Why us?

This is an exciting time for Science Research Services and the research you will be supporting is groundbreaking   Along with this, The University of Auckland is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices
  • Career development programmes
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
  • Company superannuation scheme, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.

For more information please visit Staff Benefits.

How to apply

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further, please contact Victoria Louise Smith, Research Programme Manager via Victoria.smith@auckland.ac.nz

Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday 5th May 2019 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV combined as one document. 

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