Graduate Research Officer

Swinburne University of Technology

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1 hour ago
Full Job Description
This exciting new role is an administrative position that will support the HDR Graduate Research division which has oversight over the HDR Application, Enrolment and Candidature life cycle. The successful incumbent will have excellent written skills, outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work autonomously.

The Graduate Research Officer is an administrative role that will contribute to the processing of HDR admissions and scholarship applications as well as candidature applications. This position is responsible for ensuring that all service levels and quality standards are followed in relation to processing of applications. This position provides expert assistance to the HDR Admissions Specialist, HDR Candidature Specialist, Team Leader, HDR Admissions and Scholarships and Team Leader HDR Candidature and Examinations. The position reports to the Team Leader, HDR Admissions and Scholarships.

About You

To be suitable for this role you will need to have experience in the below key accountabilities:

Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to tight deadlines, while maintaining a strong attention to detail.

Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills to enable the incumbent to liaise effectively with staff, students and external stakeholders.

Demonstrated experience in applying policies and procedures to ensure compliance.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and to work cooperatively within a team.

A strong commitment to customer service principles.


Completion of a degree with subsequent relevant work experience; or experience and specialist expertise or broad knowledge in administrative fields; or a combination of relevant experience and education or training.

About Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne Horizon 2025 draws upon our understanding of future challenges. With this new strategic plan, we choose to build Swinburne as the prototype of a new and different university – one that is truly of Technology, of Innovation and of Entrepreneurship, and proud of it. We are committed to a differentiated university proposition in education and research, so that:

Every Swinburne learner gets a work experience

Every Swinburne graduate gets a job

Every Swinburne partner gets a tech solution

Swinburne is the prototype of global best practice

The achievement of our 2025 moon shots depends on our capacity to work collectively, always, as One Swinburne.

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Applications Close: Sunday April 2nd at 11PM

Swinburne offers flexible working options, leave and parenting/carer policies to support work life balance.

Equity and Diversity

Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation and we are proud of our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion through key initiatives. For further information on all our initiatives visit our Equity & Diversity website.

We welcome and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

We are committed to making the recruitment process fair and equitable for all our candidates. If you have specific accessibility or support requirements please contact

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

For any support please contact or for more information on our Indigenous strategies please follow the link to our RAP Reconciliation Action Plan

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