14 Sep 2019

Full-Time Senior/Research Programme Coordinator – School of Optometry

The University of Auckland – Te Whare Wānanga o Tāmaki Makaurau – Posted by University of AucklandAnywhere

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Auckland University

Job Description

Our Research Programme Coordinators are responsible for supporting academics through the research lifecycle, from initial costing and submission of high quality research proposals, to the ongoing management of active projects and project closures.

The School of Optometry and Vision Science has a diverse range of academics and research programmes which push the frontier of medical research. You will be supporting research that really makes a difference to future health outcomes, and expanding our knowledge of all aspects of vision science.

You will proactively manage a portfolio of research grants and support our strategies to cultivate and develop early career researchers, so they can grow their research interests and careers, secure grants, and expand our research outputs. You will also assist mid-career and experienced researchers to continue to advance their research profiles. Your support will contribute to our collective efforts to produce excellent research in the School, and so enhance the University’s international reputation.

You will enjoy working in a close-knit Research Support team in the School, and be part of a dedicated Faculty Research Support team who pride themselves on having a supportive environment, and a high standard of work.

Position Description


We’re seeking an experienced individual with strong financial skills, problem–solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, at times in a pressured environment. Experience gained in a tertiary or research-intensive environment will be advantageous.

While you are confident in your ability to analyse and interpret complex information, your also be comfortable to share this with non–technical stakeholders.

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Tertiary qualification or relevant experience.
  • At least 5 year’s research support experience, with at least 2 years providing senior level support for research.
  • A clear understanding of the complex regulatory environment
  • Must be able to manage a varied workload in a rapidly changing environment.
  • You will possess excellent IT and communication skills, with a particular proficiency working with Microsoft Excel.

Our department:

Here at the Faculty of Medical & Health Sciences, our Academic Staff and Researchers are regarded as experts in their fields, frequently directing global research projects designed to better the lives of New Zealanders and the world, and in turn passing this knowledge on to our students.

Optometry and Vision Science at the University of Auckland had its beginning in 1965 within the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Science. We are now part of the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences. We are the only School of Optometry in New Zealand, and one of six schools in the region with accreditation from the Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand. Our accreditation enables graduates to practice optometry in New Zealand and in Australia without the need to undertake additional examinations.

The School also has a strong commitment to research and offers study towards postgraduate qualifications including a postgraduate diploma, master’s degrees, and the Doctor of Philosophy.

About The Auckland University:

The University of Auckland is dedicated to providing an excellent and stimulating environment for its employees which ensures a healthy work life balance. As such we offer benefits such as a wide range of leadership and development programmes, childcare and medical insurance; generous annual leave and recreation centre facilities, which are located in the city.

For more information on the benefits of working here, see our Staff Benefits page.

How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of Sunday, 29 September 2019 to be considered. Please include a cover letter outlining what strengths and experience you would bring to this position.

If you would like to discuss this opportunity further please email the Research Programme Manager, Debbie Waayer (d.waayer@auckland.ac.nz).

The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

How to Apply

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Applications close: Sunday, 29 September 2019

Job Categories: Coordinators and Advisors. Job Types: Full-Time and Permanent.

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