Senior Lawyer, Corporate and Commercialisation

Monash University
March 13, 2024
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Senior Lawyer, Corporate and Commercialisation

Job No.: 658555

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing appointment

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

  • Support cutting-edge commercialisation activities of a world top 50 University
  • Further your expertise across a spectrum of diverse and interesting matters
  • Utilise and develop your relationship management skills, liaising with key stakeholders within and outside a complex multi-national organisation
  • Enjoy being part of a collaborative and mutually supportive legal team
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the central office within the University responsible for the management of legal matters. We provide comprehensive legal advice and services to University Council, senior management and staff in relation to the University's governance and its diverse education, research and commercial endeavours. The Office of the General Counsel also coordinates access to external legal services as required.

    The Opportunity

    Are you an experienced legal professional looking for a rewarding opportunity to make a significant impact in the education sector?

    We are seeking a Senior Lawyer to join our dynamic in-house legal team within the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at Monash. You will play a pivotal role in navigating complex legal matters and fostering collaborative relationships with key stakeholders.

    The Corporate & Commercialisation stream supports the University's significant corporate matters and major projects, as well as all the commercialisation of Monash's intellectual property with a focus on spin outs and start ups, IP licensing, joint ventures, shareholder agreements and other complex work originating from the University's Innovation and Enterprise units.

    About You

    As the successful candidate you will be a qualified legal practitioner with at least four years' post admission experience. You enjoy working in a complex environment and adapting to a diverse range of matters and priorities on a daily basis. You have a proven ability to work autonomously and understand the importance of delivering exceptional customer service to key internal stakeholders and developing respectful and trusting relationships.

    Your excellent communication and written skills along with your strong stakeholder management skills will see you succeed in this role.

    Some reasons why you will love joining the OGC at Monash:

  • You'll be working for one of the world's top universities, with truly values-driven strategy
  • Diverse and interesting work, broadening your skills and expertise
  • Flexible hybrid working arrangements (3 days in-office, 2 days remote)
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development including classroom and online training and mentoring programs
  • Experience the convenience of great campus amenities with on-site parking, on-site cafes, gym, swimming pool and childcare
  • Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups
  • Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities –#ChangeIt with us.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    How to Apply

    Click the ‘Apply now' button below and include your resume and a detailed cover letter. For instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs".


    For a confidential discussion please contact Sarah Blatchford, Group Manager - Legal Operations & Strategy, [email protected], +61 491 825 006

    Position Description

    Senior Lawyer

    Closing Date

    Please submit your application as soon as possible for this fabulous opportunity to join Monash University. Interviews will be held as strong applicants are identified. Advertising will close when the role has been filled, no earlier than Monday 26 February 2024, 11:55pm AEDT.

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