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Centre Administration Officer

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Contract Part Time
11 days ago

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 5 (Administration)
Salary package: $73,316 - $79,979 pro rata per annum plus 17% Superannuation
Term: Part time (0.6FTE), Fixed Term until 24 December 2022

  • Great work/life balance with dynamic team culture
  • Mentoring and ongoing career development
  • Four weeks annual leave per year + a variety of salary packaging options

The Area

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Transformative Meta-Optical Systems (TMOS) brings together five Australian and 13 leading international universities as well as Australian and global companies to create entirely new optics-based technologies with enormous market potential. The Centre has received $34.9 million funding from the Australian Research Council to operate from 2020-2027.

TMOS will develop the next-generation of miniaturised optical systems with functionalities beyond what is conceivable today. By harnessing the disruptive concept of meta-optics, the Centre will overcome complex challenges in light generation, manipulation and detection at the nanoscale. The Centre brings together a trans-disciplinary team of world-leaders in science, technology and engineering to deliver scientific innovations in optical systems for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

As a Centre, we strongly believe that diversity improves ideas and innovation and leads to better outcomes and productivity. Diversity and fostering a culture of inclusiveness will be a key contributor to the scientific excellence of TMOS. Along with other initiatives, we will provide carer grants to support our centre members with caring / family responsibilities to participate in professional activities.

TMOS aims to develop a multidisciplinary, dynamic, interactive and collaborative culture fostering future research leaders who thrive in academic excellence and are equipped with strong transferable skills. The centre will also offer a mentoring program for early career researchers while providing opportunities to hone other skills such as outreach, industry engagement, and building international networks.

The Centre Administration Officer will be based at the Research School of Physics, ANU.

The Research School of Physics represents Australia's largest university based research and teaching activity in the physics discipline. Hundreds of academics, technical staff and students form the School's greatest asset, its people. This critical mass of researchers is of fundamental importance in fostering the kind of interdisciplinary interactions that create modern research excellence.

The Position

Based in the department of Electronic and Materials Engineering within the Research School of Physics. The Centre Administration Officer provides administrative support to the staff, students and visitors of the ANU Node of TMOS, and TMOS broadly from time-to-time. The main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Finance, purchasing, reconciliation etc.
  • Human resources liaison, general administrative support
  • First point of contact, including email triage
  • Governance support such as meeting organisation, minute-taking and drafting reports
  • Event coordination, including outreach

The Person

To excel in this role you will have experience in general administration and financial systems with an interest or experience in expanding your skillset to include other aspects of administration. You will demonstrate:

  • A passion for fostering a supportive team culture
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisation and event management skills
  • A commitment to collaboration, consultation, and inclusion

Non-required experience and skills:

  • Governance experience would be well-regarded
  • Smartsheet experience would be well-regarded
  • Finance and reporting systems experience in a similar organisation would be well-regarded

TMOS is interested in applicants from a broad variety of administrative, governance, finance, and closely related backgrounds. The successful candidate will be able to apply their unique skill-set and experience to the role, within and beyond the duties listed in the Role Statement (see the Position Description for details).

Please visit the TMOS website to learn more about us!

The Australian National University is a world-leading institution and provides a range of lifestyle, financial and non-financial rewards and programs to support staff in maintaining a healthy work/life balance whilst encouraging success in reaching their full career potential.



ANU Values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. People with a disability are encouraged to apply.

Application information

To apply for his role, please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria (3 pages max), and
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV)

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful candidate must have rights to live and work in this country and will be required to undergo a background check during the recruitment process. An offer of employment is conditional on satisfactory results.

Salary Details*
Salary Type Normal Wages
Base Salary $73,316
Superannuation 9.5%
Bonus offered No
Total Package $80,281
* Salary details are calculated without bonus and monthly payout as per tax bracket without tax threshold and other allowances. Its always good to confirm these details with the employer or recruiter.
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