PD Sessions @ Zoom: Career pathways (possibilities) for research management and administration professionals in Australia: A year pilot study

12:00pm Wednesday, 15 February 2023
1:00pm Wednesday, 15 February 2023
PD Session @ Zoom

The Research Management and Administration (RMA) is a profession with diverse job roles and opportunities making it professionally challenging to identify suitable career pathways. The data used in this study was obtained from job opportunities that were externally advertised by universities through job websites (e.g., Seek and Indeed), professional social media (LinkedIn) and specialist websites (e.g., Times Higher Education, and ARMS’ job opportunities page). The extracted data included advertising institution, position, salary, basics of employment, salary scheme – Higher Education Officer/Worker level, working hours, and (education, knowledge, and skills). The study identified 10 RMA career categories with more than 50 career possibilities depending on skills, interests and HEO/HEW level. The baseline dataset generated in this study could be used as a tool for career progression planning for RMA professionals.

DATE: 15 February 2023




Dr Olumide Odeyemi 

University of Tasmania

Dr Olumide Odeyemi is a highly passionate Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) accredited (ARMF) research management professional, with extensive experience supporting research funding applications submitted to various national and international funding schemes, and funding bodies. His background in Research Management and Administration includes pre-award management of competitive research grants, consultancy and contract research, identifying funding opportunities, proposal development, process improvement, research/er development, research project costing and pricing, eligibility and compliance management with working knowledge of national and international legislations, and regulations governing the conduct of research.

His specialties include pre-award process improvement, proposal development, costing and pricing research projects, research/er development, research impact and engagement, working with industry, and identifying funding opportunities.

His expertise has helped to reduce the internal approval process from 8 weeks to 1 week (87.5% approval time reduction) and developed a system for parallel assessment of external grant applications by the School and College management team aside co-developing a simplified Research Block Grant calculator for College management.

In 2021, he was awarded the Research Funding Due Diligence Award, and co-awarded Vice Chancellor’s Service Excellence Award and Research Division’s Service Excellence Award.

He is currently serving as the co-convenor of the Tasmanian ARMS Chapter.


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Ed Benyon

University of Tasmania

Ed Benyon joined the University of Tasmania’s Research and Research Training Portfolio soon after immigrating to Hobart from the USA. In his role as a Research Development Manager, Ed provides pre-award support to researchers and their projects of strategic significance to the University, drawing upon an expertise in funding and partnerships acquired over his extensive career in institutional advancement. Ed is motivated to think creatively, ask probing questions, make positive connections, and discover and transform our world.

CPD: Accredited members (ARMAs and ARMFs) will automatically accrue 1 CPD hour per session.

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Should your circumstances change, and you are unable to attend this workshop, you must contact ARMSAdmin@researchmanagement.org.au by no later than 10 working days prior to the commencement of the scheduled event. ARMS will refund the full registration fee minus any administrative fees.

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