Research Grants Officer

University of Melbourne
December 06, 2022
Offerd Salary:$89,182 – $96,536
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Research Grants Officer

Job no: 0057752 & 0052923 (2 positions available) Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Continuing Department/School: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Salary: UOM 6 – $89,182 – $96,536 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 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. We have a passion to see our academics and their collaboration partners succeed, achieve research excellence and translate their discoveries into real-world innovation and impact. RIC operates University-wide across all ten Academic Divisions and Chancellery.

About the Role As the Research Grants Officer, you will report either into the Idea to Proposal area or into the Contract to Output area of RGCF and will be expected to work flexibly across these areas. In both areas, you will also liaise with research funders to plan, oversee and develop new workflows of complex tasks and provide high quality advice to stakeholders. In addition, you will be expected to work on organising seminars, co-ordinating with other areas of university administration, as well as data entry into research management systems.

Responsibilities include:

  • Contribution to pre-award planning and preparation including the review, submission and acceptance of grants in cooperation with Academic Divisions, other teams in RIC, COO Portfolio, Chancellery and external funding agencies under the general direction of an Idea to Proposal Team Leader

  • Coordinating communication between research funders and researchers to ensure timely reporting on grant progress and final reports to funding bodies

  • Co-facilitate training and information seminars for researchers and organise workshops, special programs, targeted services and other development activities

  • Assistance with the provision of reporting to senior management of the University

  • About You To be successful in this role, you will be a passionate individual who strives to provide exceptional service delivery. You will be able to successfully and professionally influence and engage with others in your workplace. Your strong communication skills will enable you to effectively build rapport and maintain long lasting relationships with stakeholders from all diversities. You will have a flexible approach in your role and are able to work in a wide range of team environments. Your strong customer centric focus will ensure that excellent administrative and organisational skills are provided with the ability to prioritise tasks with competing deadlines.

    You will also have:

  • A Tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training

  • Established in showing good judgement, initiative and ability to undertake tasks with minimum supervision, seeking advice and escalating issues when required

  • Demonstrated capacity to evaluate and interpret complex rules, policies and procedures

  • Desirable; Experience working in a university environment

  • 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 submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria listed below:

  • Established in showing good judgement, initiative and ability to undertake tasks with minimum supervision, seeking advice and escalating issues when required

  • Demonstrated capacity to evaluate and interpret complex rules, policies and procedures

  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    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


    Advertised: 22 Nov 2022 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 06 Dec 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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