Research Programme Coordinator FMHS

  • Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Full-time
  • UoA Department Name: FMHS Research Support
  • Campus: Grafton Campus
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Number: 55562798

Company Description

Waipapa Taumata Rau | The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university. We employ more than 5400 academic and professional staff to support over 45,000 students, making us one of NZ’s largest employers.

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences is a diverse faculty with more than 4,000 students studying across six schools, led by world-leading researchers, teachers and practising health professionals.  Our Vision is to courageously lead and advance hauora across generations in Aotearoa.  As such, we are committed to lead and advance the mana of Aotearoa as a global centre of Health learning, research and innovation. 

Our knowledge, expertise and teaching are our taonga. We value our students, alumni and donors and we work closely with partners such as Te Whatu Ora | Health NZ and Te Aka Whai Ora | Māori Health Authority, as well as communities, organisations, industry and international partners to advance the wellbeing of the peoples of Aotearoa, with a clear commitment to sustainably regenerate people & place.

Job Description

Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

The Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences seeks to appoint a Research Programme Coordinator to join the School of Population Health Research Services team. Our Research Programme Coordinators are responsible for supporting academics, with effective project coordination, navigation of research support services and operational pre and post-award support.

Alongside your team and Research Programme Manager, you will:

  • Provide exemplary operational research support to allocated researchers throughout the research lifecycle, navigating researchers to the appropriate functions
  • Provide support and advice to researchers on the development of funding proposals, including initial budget costing, collecting relevant information and approvals enabling them to submit high-quality proposals needed to secure research funding.
  • Assist with monitoring the project budget, including variations of active projects and closure.
  • Proactively manage a portfolio of research grants providing both financial and non-financial post-award support, ensuring that researchers meet their contracted obligations.
  • Ensure compliance with appropriate University and Funder policies, guidelines and protocols.
  • Build and maintain effective relationships across the University and with key external stakeholders offering exceptional, customer-focused service.

This is a fulltime (37.5 hours per week), permanent role.
Remuneration: $63,000 plus dependent on experience.

For more detailed information, please refer to the position description.

About the team | Mō tō mātou rōpū

The Research Services team at the Faulty of Medical and Health Science facilitate our researchers to carry out ground-breaking research that changes health outcomes for our communities. We’re proud of our flat structure that facilitates collaboration and allows people to flourish.

He kōrero mōu | About you

This is an opportunity for a highly, organised, flexible and meticulous individual, who has strong administration skills; either in research or management and financial acumen gained in a fast-paced setting. Your ability to build relationships and maintain a high level of customer service while proactively finding solutions to a range of complex issues will underpin your success in this position.

Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important Skills/Experience

You will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Adept at working collaboratively, though with the ability and autonomy to effectively prioritise your own workload to meet deadlines.
  • Be flexible and adaptable in a busy environment, balancing multiple demands to a high level of accuracy, with exceptional attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to interpret and explain policies to non-specialists
  • Comprehensive experience in managing high volume administrative workload
  • Strong financial acumen
  • Problem solving skills

Ngā āhuatanga kei a mātou | What we offer

The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities. 

The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:

  • Flexible employment practices (including partial work from home, flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and several other discounts on internal and external services. 

For more information, please visit Staff Benefits.

Me pēhea te tuku tono | How to apply

Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 28 August 2022 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above.

Please reach out to Barbara-Ann Bradley [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications by email. 

Additional Information


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 

Privacy Policy