Team Leader, Research Contracts

University of Melbourne
May 20, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,137 – $124,622
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Contract Type:Fixed-term (end date
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Team Leader, Research Contracts

Job no: 0038362 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term (end date 6 December 2024) Department: Research Innovation and Commercialisation Salary: UOM 8 – $115,137 – $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Showcase your knowledge of contracting, commercial law and negotiations
  • Manage a small team
  • Brilliant benefits and a supportive work environment!
  • About the Role An exciting opportunity to oversee the effective and efficient review, negotiation and finalisation of research contracts to be entered into by the faculties. As Team Leader, Research Contracts you will lead and supervise the assigned Senior Contracts Officers, Contracts Officers, and Assistant Contracts Officers, undertaking the effective and efficient review, negotiation and finalisation of research contracts.

    You will monitor and manage the quality and timeliness of customer service and contracting operations and will serve as a point of escalation for the management of relationship issues with senior research stakeholders. Additionally, you will work with the Manager, Research Contracting to implement process improvements and systems changes that drive efficiency and enhanced customer service.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • First level supervision of staff working within assigned contracting portfolios relating to certain Faculties and functions, including providing mentoring, coaching and performance appraisals
  • Managing the overarching relationship between the Research Contracting team and the Faculties within the Portfolios, including receiving and responding to complaints, concerns, questions, feedback or requests from Faculty research support staff, or other stakeholder areas
  • Maintaining a high-level of customer satisfaction within the Portfolio
  • Planning and managing the implementation of operational and strategic projects across the Research Contracts team and Research Grant, Contract and Finance (RGCF)
  • Who we are looking for We are looking for a someone with high level working knowledge of contracting and commercial law, with the ability to lead or advise on negotiations. You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels. You will possess strong planning and organisational skills and demonstrated experience with knowledge of key risk issues associated with research and commercial contracts.

    You will also have:

  • A law degree with demonstrated experience and expertise in drafting, negotiating, advising on contracts within a commercial, research, higher education or government environment
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in the provision of contracting and commercial advice in a dynamic and complex operating environment
  • Relevant experience in project management and process improvement
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements please refer to the attached PD..

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your new team – Research Innovation and Commercialisation Research Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) is a specialist team dedicated to enabling the University's research and enterprise mission working closely with our academics, professional colleagues, industry partners, funding agencies 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 nine Faculties and Chancellery.

    What we offer you! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services, and discounts on graduate courses. For more information check out our benefits page!

    The University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences, and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities, and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality, and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture, and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:


  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.
  • If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Ivanka Yan via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the contact details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 06 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 20 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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