Senior Research Grants Officer

University of Melbourne
January 31, 2023
Offerd Salary:$98,402 - $106,519
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Contract Type:Contract Services (R
Working Time:Full time
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Senior Research Grants Officer

Job no: 0038352 Location: Parkville Role type: Full time; Continuing Department: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Salary: UOM 7 – $98,402 - $106,519 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 Wuurang 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 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.

Research Grant and Contract Services (RGCS) within RIC supports the submission of grant proposals (Idea to Proposal) and the post-award administration (Contract to Output) for a wide range of Australian and international research funders.

About the Role As the Senior Research Grants Officer, you will report into the Idea to Proposal area or the Contract to Output area of RGCS and will be expected to work flexibly across these areas. In the Idea to Proposal area, the position will focus on supporting academics to submit high quality grant proposals to a range of research funding schemes. In the Contract to Output area, the position will focus on assisting academics with all aspects of post-award administration of research funding. In both areas, you will liaise with research funders to plan, oversee and develop new workflows of complex tasks and provide high quality advice to stakeholders. This Position will focus predominately on the Contract to Output area.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provision of pre-award administrative grant support such as reviewing grant proposals prior to submission to ensure eligibility and competitiveness against scheme requirements
  • Provision of post-award administrative support for funded research, taking responsibility for high quality outcomes to stakeholders
  • Coordinating communication between research funders and researchers to ensure timely reporting on grant progress and final reports to funding bodies
  • Establishment and maintenance of excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • About You You will have the ability to exercise a high degree of independence and mature judgement and liaise directly with University of Melbourne staff and external parties. You will maintain effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders, and show good judgement, initiative and the ability to undertake tasks with minimum supervision, seeking advice and escalating issues when required.

    You will also have:

  • A tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Strong communication skills with experience in maintaining effective stakeholder relationships
  • 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 apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    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 [email protected]

    Applications close: 2 weeks from posting 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Position description

    Advertised: 17 Jan 2023 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 31 Jan 2023 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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