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Research Administrator (BSU)

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Work type: Fixed term / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Research Administration support

Research Administrator

Behavioural Science Unit - Sydney Children’s Hospital


Medicine, UNSW

School of Women’s and Children’s Health

Discipline of Paediatrics


  • One of Australia’s leading research & teaching universities
  • Vibrant campus life with a strong sense of community & inclusion
  • Enjoy a career that makes a difference by collaborating & learning from the best
  • Location in Sydney, Australia

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work.

UNSW Medicine is a national leader in learning, teaching and research, with close affiliations to a number of Australia’s finest hospitals, research institutes and health care organisations.  With a strong presence at UNSW Kensington campus, the faculty have staff and students in teaching hospitals in Sydney as well as regional and rural areas of NSW including Albury/Wodonga, Wagga Wagga, Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie.

The School of Women’s & Children’s Health (SWCH) is comprised of the clinical disciplines of Obstetrics & Gynaecology and Paediatrics, and the National Perinatal Epidemiology Statistics Unit (NPESU). Clinical academics in the School are located at the Royal Hospital for Women, Sydney Children’s Hospital, St George and Bankstown Hospitals, with teaching contributions made in Paediatrics at the Sutherland, Liverpool and Campbelltown Hospitals.  The main administrative centre for the School is based at the Royal Hospital for Women and Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick.

The Behavioural Sciences Unit (BSU) was established in 2001 to conduct research studies that cover all psychosocial, behavioural and nutritional aspects of paediatric cancer. The BSU is based at, and supported by, the Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital. Our team is multidisciplinary, with representation from psychology, dietetics, paediatric oncology/haematology, social work, nursing, bereavement counselling, behavioural sciences, and exercise physiology. For further information please visit the website at:

About the role

We are looking for a Research Administrator role to join our amazing team.

Salary level to be determined based on the applicant’s qualification & experience. Please refer to the Position Description below to view the criteria. 

  • Level 5: $72K – $82K plus 9.5% superannuation
  • Fixed term for 12 months
  • Full-time or possible part time (please indicate preference)

The Research Administrator will provide administrative assistance to the Head of the BSU and the behavioural sciences research team. The position reports to the Head of BSU, and has no direct reports.

About the successful applicant

To be successful in this role you will have:


  • Experience in research administration, or an equivalent level of knowledge and competency gained through any other combination of education, training and/or experience
  • Proven high level organisational skills, including the ability to establish priorities, with excellent attention to detail
  • Competency in a range of computer skills and demonstrated ability to learn and implement new systems


To Apply: Please submit your CV, cover Letter, and responses to selection criteria nominated in the Position Description.

Please apply online - applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed.

You may be required to undergo pre-employment checks prior to appointment to this role.



Jenny Clough

BSU Finance Officer

Applications close:  11:00pm 20th January 2019


Find out more about working at UNSW at

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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