Senior Project Initiation Contract Manager

The University of Adelaide
June 12, 2024
Offerd Salary:$95,017 - $106,270
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(HEO7) $95,017 - $106,270 per annum plus an employer contribution of 17% superannuation applies.

Fixed term, Full Time position until 11 February 2026

Research Services provides professional staff support services to the University's Research community in relation to competitive research funding/grant opportunities, research grant administration, applications and awards, research ethics, compliance and integrity management, research contract management and research related reporting and collections and general and strategic advice to researchers and research leaders.

The Senior Project Initiation Contract Manager is responsible for supporting the initiation of research and associated projects including reviewing and executing agreements, liaising with research legal, ensuring compliance with relevant UoA policies etc and that pre-commencement requirements for the project activity have been met. The Senior Project Initiation Contract Manager is also responsible for maintaining relevant corporate records and preparing documentation regarding commencing activities to the Research Services Post- Award team.

The Senior Project Initiation Contract Manager will foster strong relationships between internal clients and external organisations and also plays a role in raising the level of awareness regarding university compliance requirements and contracting processes within the University research community. Where required, this position will also support other research project administration activities as required including Pre-Award functions, facilitation of affiliate arrangements (e.g. PIRSA/SARDI Partnership support team) and the day to day management of research-related contracts.

To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and extensive experience in contracting research activities, including establishment, funding Arrangements and other associated agreements (preferably within a University environment).
  • Demonstrated high-level interpersonal and written communication skills (including the ability to prepare correspondence for internal and external audiences, and briefing papers for management) and the ability to build relationships for long term collaboration with demonstrated negotiation and engagement skills.
  • Demonstrated capacity to evaluate and interpret complex rules, policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrated high level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks, plan actions and work well to tight (externally imposed) deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote the organisational values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery, and a commitment to positively comply with the associated behaviour expectations.
  • Desirable:

  • Sound understanding of university research management and university funding systems
  • Qualifications:

  • Degree qualification(s) in an appropriate field with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Enjoy an outstanding career environment

    The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you a vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

    It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

    Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

    We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life.

    In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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    Your division's broader role

    The Division of Research and Innovation leads the University's research strategic planning. It manages research, partnerships, prioritises investment in strategic initiatives, and responds to changes in the external environment.

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    If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

    Click on the ‘Apply Now' button to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a resume, as well as a cover letter addressing your suitability and experience for the position, referring to the selection criteria, in no more than 2 pages.

    Applications close 11:55pm, 12 June 2024

    The University reserves the right to close this advertisement before the closing date if a suitable candidate is identified.

    For further information

    For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

    Tim Kleinig Manager, Contract Management E: [email protected]

    The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion. Female applicants, people with a disability and/or and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at time of application.

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