Research Support Adviser


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Auckland, AUK 



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Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity

We have a six-month Fixed Term opportunity within the Research Services Team, Te Tumu Herenga | Libraries and Learning Services. As an adviser within the Research Services team, you will support researcher, doctoral candidate, and postgraduate student outcomes and success aligned with the University’s strategic research goals in Taumata Teitei.

We are looking for someone to support the completion of some specific priority projects by the end of the year. To achieve this, we are looking for individuals with experience in learning design including creating online resources, scoping and leading new initiatives, and project management.

The role is primarily an on-campus in-person role but has the flexibility to work from home two days per week.

We are actively engaged in working with our Kaiārahi to strengthen our knowledge of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, te reo me ōna tikanga, and te ao Māori. We are looking for people who also value these and who are keen to learn.

This is a full-time,  37.5 hours per week, fixed term role for 6 months. The salary range for this role is $66,600 - $82,200 per annum depending on experience and qualifications.

Please not that this role is internally known as a Research Services Adviser.

For more detailed information on the role accountabilities and requirements, please review this position description.


Mō tō mātou rōpū | About the team

You will be working with a team of advisers committed to supporting researchers across the university to develop and improve the skills they need to be successful.

The Research Services team offers a broad range of services to support researchers and postgraduate students. Our services include support for finding and managing information, publishing strategies including Open Access, use of the research management tool Symplectic Elements, and advice around the use of metrics and research profiles.

We provide advice via online resources, consultations, and a programme of Research Skills workshops.


He korero mōu | About You

We are looking for people who are passionate about providing support to staff and research students and who can bring creative thinking into our team.

You will have a Postgraduate degree in any discipline, be comfortable working in a blended service environment and be willing to learn new skills. You will be enthusiastic, innovative and enjoy working and collaborating as part of a team to meet our priorities.


Nga Pūkenga Motuhake | Important skills

You will be able to demonstrate some, or all, of the following:

  • Experience in learning design including creating online resources.
  • Experience working in libraries, or conducting or supporting research
  • Experience scoping and leading new initiatives and project management
  • Ability to learn new technologies and provide end-user support
  • Ability to see things from another person’s perspective and actively seek out and act on feedback to improve knowledge, skills and behaviour. 
  • Demonstrated creative and critical thinking, ability to generate ideas to solve local problems and recommend improvements to current work practices.
  • Ability to make sense of data to inform decision making – implementing ideas to improve local practices


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 is frequently rated as one of the world's most liveable cities. 

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

  • Flexible employment practices (including working from home and flexible hours)
  • Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme
  • A competitive salary with five weeks' annual leave

In addition, we also offer career development programs, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and 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 31/05/2023 to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV highlighting how you can meet the abovementioned skills and experiences.

Please note that we may close the advert earlier if we find a suitable candidate.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Donna MacColl at [email protected] for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions, but we do not accept applications via email.



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