Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Research Administration Officer

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Fixed Term  
Brain Tumour 1 (BT1)
$75,000 + Super + NFP Salary Packaging
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, a minute walk from Light Rail stop
  • Flexible working options

Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it, and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff to thrive in, with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

The Institute is currently seeking to appoint a Research Administration Officer to provide high-level support to the Group Leader and Senior Scientists of the Brain Tumour Research Group of Children’s Cancer Institute. The role will primarily support the Group Leader’s research activities and those of his research team, thereby helping to achieve the strategic and operational objectives of the Institute. The Research Administration Officer role would suit a warm, outgoing personality who can work easily with people in research and administrative environments, who has demonstrated initiative, and is a strong team player with a flexible approach.


Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Minutes of all individual and group research meetings involving the Group Leader, and follow-up on action items with responsible individuals
  • Monitoring animal, human and OGTR ethical approvals expiry dates and assisting in drafting new proposals, for submission
  • Assisting with recruitment of new research personnel
  • Collating presentations of data both from individual and group meetings and any associated materials e.g. relevant publications
  • Preparing for upcoming research meetings e.g. confirming agenda with participants to include any previous action items
  • Preparing / collating reports for ongoing projects
  • Preparing initial drafts of documents supporting grant proposals and proof-reading versions of grant submissions or other research outputs including publications
  • Assisting with completion of online grant submissions
  • Assisting with keeping CVs up to date.
  • Assist with budget management.
  • Identifying and supporting novel grant funding opportunities
  • Helping with preparation of presentations
  • Drafting of research related correspondence, emails etc
  • Fulfil other administrative functions that may be required from time-to-time


Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • BSc with Honours or Masters.
  • Minimum of 2 years of research experience in a biomedical field.
  • Demonstrated commitment to animal ethics, OGTR and other regulatory requirements.
  • Advanced computer skills.
  • Exhibits a high degree of professionalism and respect for others.
  • A friendly outgoing personality who can work with people openly across all levels of an organisation.


This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: . We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter (mandatory) clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required.

Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process. Only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted directly