Research Coordinator, Airport Pavement Research Program

University of the Sunshine Coast - Sippy Downs QLD
$102,961 - $122,155 a yearFull-time +2

Research Coordinator, Airport Pavement Research Program

  • School of Science Technology and Engineering | Sunshine Coast Campus
  • Level B $102,961 - $122,155 p.a., plus up to 17% employer superannuation
  • Full-time, Fixed-term appointment for three years

The Opportunity
The Airport Pavement Research Program (APRP) was established at UniSC in 2016 and is currently funded by industry research grants through to 2026. The APRP undertakes practical and applied research and technology adaptation to develop, demonstrate and promote solutions to real world challenges encountered by the Australian airport pavement industry.
You will support the Director, APRP in both research and management functions. You will plan and conduct research, manage, supervise and support undergraduate and post-graduate research students, liaise with industry partners and funders, as well as perform APRP management administration and governance reporting, under the guidance of the Director, APRP.
Y*ou will*

  • undertake researcher and provide leadership in research and support research training;
  • maintain substantial involvement in the airport pavement industry through which discipline knowledge and skills are applied to solving problems in the real world; and
  • provide support to the Director, APRP in the management, promotion and governance reporting of the APRP.

About University of the Sunshine Coast - UniSC
We’re a young, vibrant, and rapidly growing university with a focus on sustainability, impact and community. As one of Australia’s fastest growing universities, UniSC is ripe with opportunities for passionate, skilled and determined leaders who want to make an impact in higher education.
Our award-winning facilities span five campuses across Southeast Queensland, in regions renowned for their natural beauty, enviable lifestyles, diverse communities and rich cultural heritage. UniSC is the world’s only university operating within three UNESCO Biosphere Reserves and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
We are one of the most respected universities in Australia for our teaching quality, as acknowledged by our five-star rating in the Good Universities Guide - a title we have held for 17 consecutive years.
UniSC is recognised as a global leader in sustainability principles. Our strong commitment to achieving sustainability is embedded in our teaching, research and how we operate, as evidenced by the 2022 Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings in which we are the top ranked Queensland university for ‘Overall Impact.’ UniSC is also ranked in the top three percent globally for 'Climate Action' impact, and third in Australia for our global impact to ‘Life on Land’. We’re in the top four percent globally for ‘Life Below Water’. These rankings are a welcome recognition of our research, teaching and stewardship work in these specialty areas.
We’re focused on becoming Australia’s most relevant university. This means our research explores the timeliest topics of our era, those with the most significance for the future. We have 26 research fields ranked at – or well above – world standard according to the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia Rankings.
UniSC’s national and international research impact continues to grow exponentially. Since 2013, we have more than tripled our annual research income, and this is just the start of our story. We are young, ambitious, and determined to become Australia’s premier regional university.
We warmly encourage you to join us on this journey.
About you
You possess a positive and engaging demeanour, enabling excellence for research outcomes, colleagues and project partners. Your well-developed interpersonal skills and exceptional written and verbal communication allow you to successfully communicate research findings. You collaborate cohesively and share your expertise to contribute to the ongoing success of research outcomes.
You will possess:

  • a Doctoral research degree in a relevant field, or completed a master’s level research degree and be well progressed towards completion of a Doctorate;
  • research experience and potential including for example: refereed publications, participation in research teams and sound knowledge of research methodologies relevant to airport pavements;
  • established and strong relationships with Australian airport industry stakeholders, including the Department of Defence, private airport owners and the design/construction industry;
  • industry-based experience in airport pavement engineering, including design, construction, maintenance and evaluation;
  • strong personal qualities and collegial approaches that contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive academic environment which is conducive to engagement and achievement for both staff and students; and
  • the desire to participate in academic development activities and continue to learn and improve as an effective academic.

At UniSC, we have a genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, genders, abilities, and experiences. Should you require additional support, email [email protected]* or phone +61 7 5430 2830.*
For a confidential discussion, please contact:
Dr Greg White
Director, Airport Pavement Research Program
Telephone: 0400 218 048
Email: [email protected]
Please apply by midnight, Friday 9 December 2022.
To Apply
All applications must be lodged through our website.
A completed application includes:

  • a statement that addresses each of the selection criteria contained within the Position Description and your resume/curriculum vitae. Information regarding how to prepare your application and effectively address selection criteria is available on our website information for applicants.

Position Description: Research_Coordinator_-_Airport_Pavement_Research_Program.pdf
Benefits of working at UniSC
UniSC is a community which recognises and embraces diversity among our staff, students and community partnerships. We provide an inclusive environment where each person feels they belong and are respected, connected and empowered to contribute and grow in meaningful ways.
UniSC is a proud recipient of the prestigious Athena SWAN Bronze Award, granted as part of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) initiative which aims to address and improve gender equity in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM) disciplines. Attaining an award is recognition of our ongoing commitment to improving gender equity and ensuring that women from diverse backgrounds, as well as underrepresented groups, are best positioned to reach their full potential.
UniSC offers career enhancement opportunities such as professional development and specialised leadership and management programs. We are an inclusive employer offering flexible work options, extensive and generous leave options and a 36.25 hour working week for our professional staff. For more information, visit our website

Job Types: Full-time, Contract

Salary: $102,961.00 – $122,155.00 per year

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