Research Grant Manager

Macquarie University
December 18, 2022
Offerd Salary:$88,589 - $97,787
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Contract Type:3 years fixed-term
Working Time:Full time
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Opportunity to join the Centre for Economics Impacts of Genomic Medicine and work extensively with the Centre Director and committed researchers to support ground-breaking projects with significant impact.


  • Salary Package: from $88,589 - $97,787 (HEW 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading. An additional loading may be considered for applicants with significant experience directly relevant to this role.
  • Appointment Details: Full-time, 3 years fixed-term based at the Wallumattagal Campus, North Ryde
  • New MQ Flexible Work Framework: 1st University to achieve accreditation from FlexCareers

    This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Research Grant Manager to join the Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine (GenIMPACT) team to support ground-breaking projects with significant policy impact. In this role you will report to and work closely with the Research Centre Director to support and coordinate the Centre's substantial grants program. You will provide advice and support across the full grant management lifecycle, including initial stages of grant development, all stages of grant management through to grant completion and reporting. We are seeking an experienced applicant who will be responsible for:

  • Preparing grant applications in collaboration with the Director and GenIMPACT team and key stakeholders.
  • Management of grant budgeting and preparing financial and progress reports.
  • Providing leadership and advice on internal research processes.
  • Guidance on the use of Sapphire and RMS systems for grant submission and maintenance of records through such systems.
  • Maintaining project management reports related to grants awarded
  • Navigation of the contract process
  • Preparation of documentation related to the Centre

    The successful applicant will be well experienced in grants management, including grant development, grant systems, financial and contract management and reporting. You may have worked in a university research office, supported a substantial research funded Centre or similar body and be excited by the prospect of working in a collaborative team of exceptional researchers.

    This role calls for a quick learner, attention to detail, commitment to excellence and demonstrated ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. You will have well developed problem-solving skills and the ability to identify areas for improvement to optimise the smooth running of a grants program. You will be able to demonstrate expertise in the use of grant-related software such as RMS and Sapphire.

    This is an impactful, rewarding role and an excellent opportunity for someone that is passionate about the research and projects they support, and are excited to work collaboratively with an outstanding and committed team.


    Macquarie University's Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine (GenIMPACT) is a strategic initiative to undertake innovative research on the impact of genomic testing and targeted therapy on patients and cascade testing on extended family members. Our vision is to provide research excellence with highly policy relevance that reflects the experience of families with one or more family members who have a genetic disorder. Our work on genomics is built on our internationally recognised health and productivity research program on the impacts of ill health on the capacity to work and its cascading impacts on income, superannuation and savings for individuals, and for government increased welfare payments and reduced taxation revenue.

    Current internationally leading projects are related to the economic impacts of genetic blindness, mitochondrial disease, mental health, chronic pain, childhood cancer, intellectual disability, arthritis and motor neurone disease and new diagnostic and treatment approaches for these conditions.

    Macquarie is a university engaged with the real and often complex problems and opportunities that define our lives. Since our foundation 58 years ago, we have aspired to be a different type of university. Over the years, we have grown to become the centre of a vibrant local and global community. We rank amongst the top employers in the Australian Workplace Employers Index, having recently earned a five-star rating in the QS World Rankings with the highest rating for employability. Macquarie offers generous staff benefits.

    Macquarie University is surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

    To APPLY

    To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume, a separate cover letter, and in a separate document address how you meet the selection criteria below (maximum 3 pages):

  • Relevant tertiary degree and extensive experience in research administration
  • Proficient in record management and use of relevant research grant systems e.g. Sapphire and RMS
  • Exposure to research design, methodology and grant development processes to perform grant writing for submission
  • Grant budget management and financial reporting
  • Coordinating progress and performance reports
  • Contract management
  • High-level data management skills in Excel and databases
  • Knowledge of health and/or economics research activities
  • Collaboratively working with a diverse team to achieve desired outcomes
  • For further information regarding this role please view the position description.

    This position requires a criminal record check.

    Role-specific Enquiries : Professor Deborah Schofield via or Associate Professor Rupendra Shrestha via

    General Enquiries : Megha Garg, HR Assistant Macquarie Business School via

    Applications Close : 18 December 2022

    If you're already part of the Macquarie Group (MQ University, U@MQ, MQ Health, MGSM), you'll need to apply through your employee Workday account. To apply for this job: Login to Workday and go to the Careers App > Find Jobs.

    Applications Close:

    18/12/2022 11:59 PM

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