First listed on: 03 December 2022

Senior R&D Hub Coordinator


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The Opportunity

  • Demonstrate your high-level coordination skills in stakeholder management
  • Play a pivotal role in supporting the administration of the Critical Minerals R&D Hub
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science and Innovation Agency!

CSIRO Mineral Resources (CMR) is one of the largest minerals research and development groups globally, with a proud track record in delivering innovation and solutions across the mineral resources value chain. We thrive on innovation harnessed by the diversity of the minds and lived experiences of our team and apply our expert knowledge and specialised research to provide innovation that solves the complex problems faced by minerals companies, mining equipment, technology, and services (METS) companies, government, and other industry stakeholders.

The Australian Government committed $50.5 million over three years to establish the Australian Critical Minerals R&D Hub (the Hub), to be hosted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and supported by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Agency (ANSTO) and Geoscience Australia.

As a Senior R&D Centre Coordinator, you’ll provide high-level support and advice to the Hub Manager and will be responsible for undertaking and/or facilitating the day-to-day administration, external engagement and coordination activities for the Hub. You will have the benefit of problem-solving independently and managing a broad range of stakeholders both internal and external and seek appropriate assistance from your internal networks. What is exciting about this role? No two days are the same and that is what keeps this role ticking.

Your duties will include:

  • Providing timely input and feedback concerning the management of Hub projects. Taking responsibility for communication flow in project reporting and promoting the most efficient expenditure of public funds to attain the Hub’s goals.
  • Identifying emerging and unforeseen issues and prioritising issues requiring Hub Manager intervention (project delivery, stakeholder relationships, internal conflict and cultural challenges) and coordinating or developing appropriate responses.
  • Identifying inefficiencies within internal management processes and designing and implementing change.
  • Preparing and reviewing correspondence, presentations and reports that deal with complex or sensitive matters.
  • Planning and coordinating key meetings, or other events, with the support of the Stakeholder Engagement Manager.
  • Coordinating compliance with processes risk management and governance requirements, and other applicable legislative requirements.
  • Supporting the Hub Manager in the preparation of impact pathways, strategic and operational plans for the Hub.
  • Maintaining confidentiality in relation to commercially sensitive information (including intellectual property) of CSIRO and/or research or commercial partners and stakeholders.

Location:  Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney preferred
Salary:  AU$121k – AU$142k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of up to 3 years / Full-time
Reference:  86971

To be considered you will need:

  • Excellent written communication skills with prior experience in preparing a wide range of strategic and government communications including complex reports, analyses, plans and briefings.
  • Strong influencing skills and the ability to coach other staff, including an ability to manage change effectively.
  • Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to investigate underlying issues of complex and ill-defined problems and develop appropriate responses through abstract thinking and using creative solutions.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to independently manage complex competing demands and constantly renegotiate priorities to meet deadlines, including the ability to effectively adapt in ambiguous, urgent and/or complex situations where information is incomplete or not available.
  • Proven ability to identify and implement improvements and efficiencies in internal processes and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in successful project management, including planning, governance, engagement, monitoring and reporting, to meet or exceed specified outcomes and timeframes.
  • A degree and/ or experience in a relevant discipline such as business management or science is highly desirable.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents Only. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

15 January 2023, 11:00 pm AEST

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