Senior Manager, Research Contracts

University of Queensland
April 04, 2024
Offerd Salary:$127,496 - $134,829
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  • UQ Research Office

  • Play a key role in advancing the University's research and innovation goals

  • Develop and strengthen your people management skills in a collaborative and innovative environment

  • Work at our vibrant and conveniently located St Lucia campus

  • About This Opportunity

    As the Senior Manager, Research Contracts you will be an integral part of the Research Commercial Management Unit, situated within the Research Office. Your primary responsibilities encompass team leadership, contract management, fostering a community of practice, and providing high-level research commercial management support to researchers.

    Operating within a vibrant and collaborative environment at the St Lucia campus, this full-time, continuing position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the enhancement of UQ's research performance.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Lead a team specializing in commercial management, research administration, and negotiation of research contracts to deliver high- quality research management services to UQ Researchers.

  • Oversee critical processes enabling the University's research activities, including developing effective relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring compliance with research regulations, and delivering high-quality research contracting, administration, and support services.

  • Provide strategic leadership to support commercial management frameworks at the University, navigating the complex operational landscape across faculties, institutes, and central units.

  • Act as a subject-matter expert in preparing commercial terms, including assessing partner and project risks.

  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to maximize research income, emphasizing contract research and opportunities to leverage government and industry funding.

  • Be responsible for the team's delivery of exceptional professional and service-focused outcomes in line with UQ Business Principles, policies and procedures.

  • About You
  • Postgraduate or tertiary qualifications and extensive contract management experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage and lead of a team in a service delivery and customer focused environment.

  • Demonstrated understanding and application of research commercial management.

  • Demonstrated ability to conceptualise, implement and review processes and policies with a commitment to continuous improvement and process planning.

  • Highly developed relationship management and consulting skills, including the ability to interact, influence and negotiate with a variety of stakeholders.

  • Experience in the tertiary education or research sectors or a similarly large and complex environment is highly desirable.

  • The successful candidate may be required to complete background checks including, criminal history and education checks.

    Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment. ‘

    What We Can Offer

    This is a full-time, permanent position at HEW 9. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $127,496 - $134,829 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $149,171 – $157,750 per annum.

    For further information about UQ's benefits, please visit Why Work at UQ and review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2021-2026.


    To discuss this role please contact Rachel Axon Associate Director, Research Commercial Management via email [email protected].

    For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing About You section

  • Resume

  • Applications close Thursday, 4 April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R- 35619). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for Friday, 12 April 2024.

    At UQ, our strength lies in our diverse colleagues. We're dedicated to equity, diversity, and inclusion, fostering an environment that mirrors our wider community. We're committed to attracting, retaining, and promoting diverse talent. Reach out to [email protected] for accessibility support or adjustments.

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

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