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Project Officer, Research

Job no: 591366
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Project Management, Research and Innovation

  • Based at RMIT Barcelona, provide administrative support across all business functions of RMIT Europe with a primary focus on research pre-award and post-award activities
  • High level proficiency in English and some ability in Spanish (beneficial)
  • Full time, ongoing position (26,000 euros gross annual salary)


About us

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways.

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates.

RMIT Europe, based in Barcelona is a coordinating centre for extending RMIT University's international engagement, and strategically growing our collaborative research and mobility activity in Europe. It facilitates RMIT's engagement with European universities and industry partners, and supports trans regional collaborative projects, with a particular focus on partnerships across Europe, Australia, Asia, and Latin America.



Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together.

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion.

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices.

About the role

As the Project Officer Research, you will be a key part of the RMIT Europe team and make a significant contribution by providing administrative support across all business functions of RMIT Europe with a primary focus on the Research & Innovation function. This includes all pre-award and post-award research funding activities, in particular the development and submission of competitive research grants and the implementation and management of actively running projects. In addition, you will support business-wide activities of RMIT Europe as needs arise.

About you

To be successful in this position, you’ll have experience of but not limited to:

  • Project support and/or management (EU projects experience is an advantage);
  • Planning and organising, with the ability to multitask and managing conflicting priorities;
  • Working autonomously, in a dynamic and fast paced environment;
  • Communicating with a wide range of stakeholders (academic staff, industry and academic partners), both written and oral;
  • Ability to maintain the accuracy of information from a variety of sources, with strong computer skills.

Qualifications and requirements


  • A tertiary qualification with relevant work experience;
  • Fluency in English (both written and oral);
  • Eligible to legally work in the European Union.


  • Experience of working in a Research Office and/or University
  • Knowledge of European and/or international funding schemes
  • Knowledge of Australian tertiary education system

Bring your whole self to work

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognized by a broad spectrum of external organizations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins.


Applicants are requested to separately address the key selection criteria as outlined in the Position Description.

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For further information please contact Karen Matthews, Communications and Engagement Manager on

Applications close 11:55 PM (GMT+1) Sunday 6th December

We are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email 

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community.

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