First listed on: 27 July 2020

Research Grants Officer 

  • Help the 4.2 million Australians affected by cardiovascular disease
  • World class medical research institute
  • Inner city location, close to public transport

About us

The Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is dedicated to finding cures for cardiovascular disease through world class medical research. Established in 1994, it is the legacy of legendary heart transplant surgeon Victor Chang. Renowned for the quality of its breakthroughs, the Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute is working to discover better ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent the onset of heart disease.

The role

We are seeking an experienced Research Grants Officer to join our dynamic team and manage all the grants for the Institute. In this role you will be required to ensure application opportunities are identified, guidelines, requirements, and administrative procedures are adhered to in the submission of grants. This is a parental leave replacement role for 12 months.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Assist researchers with the preparation of grant applications;
  • Develop good working relationships with officers of the government, grant funding bodies, philanthropic and other institutions;
  • Liaise and work closely with the collaborative Universities research offices, especially UNSW;
  • Manage and maintain a grants database;
  • Manage ongoing grants and reporting requirements;
  • Liaise with and support faculty, postdoctoral researchers and students in relation to securing funding.

About you

You will have a passion for wanting to help others along with previous experience in grant submissions or securing corporate sponsorships.

We would like to meet you if you have:

  • Experience in the development of research grant applications and their management;
  • High level written and verbal communication skills;
  • High level proof reading skills and attention to detail;
  • The ability to effectively liaise with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders of scientific and non-scientific backgrounds;
  • The ability to work autonomously and as a part of a larger administrative team;
  • The ability to undertake project management and development and have excellent time management skills.

Experience working within the research sector at the tertiary and / or government level as well as experience with the requirements of research grant applications for the National Health and Medical Research Council and / or Australian Research Council will be highly regarded.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary along with salary packaging
  • Stimulating work setting focused on cutting edge medical research
  • Collaborative team environment
We strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces diversity and gender equity and promotes flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs.

Come and work with us & help make a difference.

How to apply:
To apply please send a cover letter addressing the selection criteria along with your CV and details of three referees to
Closing date:
  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

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