Senior Lawyer (Specialist Clinical Trials)

Monash University
February 27, 2024
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Senior Lawyer (Specialist Clinical Trials)

Job No.: 660947

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

  • Enjoy managing a diverse range of matters within the legal team of a world top 50 university
  • Further develop your exceptional stakeholder management skills, playing an important role in supporting a complex multi-national organisation
  • Benefit from our hybrid working arrangements (3x days in-office, 2x WFH)
  • Great campus amenities with on-site parking, cafes, gym, swimming pool and childcare
  • 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.

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    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

    The Senior Lawyer - Specialist Clinical Trials is a senior legal contact within the Research & Education stream of the OGC, supporting the Director in the provision of timely, authoritative legal advice and services on a wide range of legal matters.

    The University's cutting-edge research is supported by this stream, with a focus on major domestic & international research projects and collaborations, significant clinical trials, protection of critical University IP and engagement with industry.

    As the successful candidate you will:

  • Provide timely, accurate and practical high-quality legal advice, research, documents and services to management and staff on day-to-day and complex legal matters with a significant focus on domestic and international clinical trials
  • Act as a senior legal contact relating to clinical trials and other research matters
  • Build and sustain relationships with a network of colleagues, clients and stakeholders and use these to facilitate cooperation and deliver services aligned with client needs
  • Provide leadership and guidance to colleagues both within the OGC and external to the OGC as appropriate.
  • Be proactive and responsive to changing priorities and demands by applying judgement to prioritise work of self and effectively manage client expectations in a high volume legal office
  • About you

    To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be a qualified legal practitioner, with at least 10 years Post-Qualified Experience (PQE) and current unrestricted practising certificate
  • Have extensive post-admission experience in providing expert and authoritative legal advice and services in the areas of research and education
  • Enjoy working in a complex environment managing a busy portfolio of high- quality legal advice and services
  • Have a proven ability to prioritise your own workload and effectively manage client expectations will be essential in this fast-paced, complex environment
  • Have excellent communication skills along with strong stakeholder management skills
  • Some reasons why you will love joining the OGC at Monash:

  • You'll be working for one of the world's top universities, with a 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, mentoring and leadership programs
  • Experience the convenience of great campus amenities with on-site parking, on-site cafes, gym, a swimming pool and childcare
  • 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.

    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.

    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 & Planning, [email protected], +61 491 825 006

    Position Description

    Senior Lawyer (Specialist Clinical Trials)

    Closing Date

    Tuesday 27 February 2024, 11:55pm AEDT

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