Contracts Officer

University of Melbourne
February 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:$76,886– $88,312
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Contracts Officer

Job no: 0047845 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Fixed term Department/School: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Salary: UOM 5 – $76,886– $88,312 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part- time)

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Research, Innovation and Commercialisation RIC is a specialist team dedicated to enabling the University's research and innovation mission working closely with our academic and professional colleagues, industry partners, funding and government agencies.

About the Role As the Contracts Officer, you will report to the Senior Contracts Officer, Research Contracts and be responsible for efficiently and effectively facilitating the negotiation and execution of research and other agreements and providing commercial advice to internal academic and professional stakeholders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Review, advise on, negotiate and finalise research and commercial engagement agreements, with a level of autonomy, seeking further legal advice or review as necessary

  • Organise approval and signing of research and commercial engagement agreements by appropriate delegates

  • Provide support processing contracts and report status of contracts, to the Manager, Team Leader, or Senior Contracts Officers

  • Supervising the work of, and buddying junior &/or new Contracts Officers and Assistant Contracts Officers, considering skill levels as well as developmental requirements

  • About You To be successful in this role, you will have excellent communication skills, advanced organisational skills which allow you to plan and organise your individual workload to meet with deadline expectations, be able to build and maintain professional relationships within your team and have demonstrated experience providing excellent customer service.

    You will also have:

  • A law degree and demonstrated experience and expertise in drafting, negotiating, advising on contracts within a commercial or government environment

  • A good working knowledge of contract law, and commercial contracting (with prior experience in commercial law, government, and intellectual property)

  • Ability to apply initiative, judgment and problem-solving skills, particularly to issues in commercial contracting

  • Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

    About the University The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

    Benefits of Working with Us In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave

  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading

  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs

  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club

  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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    Be Yourself We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected]


    Advertised: 31 Jan 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 21 Feb 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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