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Advisor, Research & Innovation

Job no: 591404
Work type: Full time - Continuing/Permanent
Categories: Research and Innovation

  • Based at RMIT Barcelona, provide support across all research collaboration and funding activities of RMIT in Europe
  • High level proficiency in English and some ability in Spanish (beneficial)
  • Two Full time, ongoing positions (35,000 euros per annum)


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 a Research & Innovation Advisor at RMIT Barcelona, you will play a key role in implementing targeted strategies and initiatives supporting capacity building of RMIT academics for participation in European and international funding programmes. This role will see you provide high quality expert support to RMIT academics in the development and submission of competitive European and International research grant proposals. In addition you will actively identify, select and recognize viable collaboration opportunities and scout and pursue funding to implement them in line with RMIT’s strategic research priorities.

You will support the implementation of funded grants, and leverage your technical background and established professional networks to add value to RMIT’s participation in publicly funded projects, to develop new collaborations between RMIT (Australia, Vietnam and Spain) and European research partners.

In addition, this role will see you identify and build relationships with partners and develop detailed knowledge of different mechanisms to support such collaborations, including European, international and national funding schemes and direct collaboration agreements for joint PhDs and contract research.

Two important areas of focus:

  • Horizon Europe Marie Skłodowska-Curie schemes (Cofund, Doctoral Networks, RISE)
  • International Development grants and tenders for which Vietnam is eligible

Experience in either or both of these areas will be highly valued.

About you

To be successful in this position, you’ll demonstrate the following:

  • Strong academic or technical expertise in a field of strategic focus for RMIT (refer to RMIT research capabilities);
  • Experience in engaging with external stakeholders and building strong collaborative relationships, along with the ability to identify strategic collaboration opportunities and develop viable mechanisms to support them;
  • Experience in leading or supporting the development of proposals for a variety of funding schemes (in particular H2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions, international development tenders);
  • Ability to review and critique a wide range of funding agreements, and to provide clear, concise feedback and advice to stakeholders.

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.


  • PhD qualification or other experience in an academic environment
  • Experience, existing network or a keen interest in one or several of the following research areas (please also refer to RMIT’s research capabilities)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Australian tertiary sector
  • Experience in the development of International Development grants or Marie Curie programmes

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.

Download File PD - Advisor, Research & Innovation.pdf

For further information please contact Boaz Kogon, Research and Innovation Associate 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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