First listed on: 20 October 2021

Senior Contracts Officer 

Senior role in the Research Grants & Contracts team - manage the review, provide advice and negotiate competitive and contract research agreements, and contribute to team development.

Why your role matters

  • Join a Go8 university that’s globally recognised for making an impact
  • $109,944 - $123,876 + 17% super + annual leave loading
  • Full-time (35 hrs week), continuing role

Reporting to the Team Leader, and working closely with colleagues from the Legal Office, Knowledge Exchange and across the Research Grants and Contracts teams, you’ll take a lead role in managing the review, provision of advice and negotiating competitive and contract research agreements. As a senior team member, you’ll also support the Team Leader in building a coherent and effective team, dedicated to the delivery of high-quality customer-focused services.

The Organisation

Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) within the Division of Research and Enterprise contributes to UNSW’s research performance and profile via the effective management of the University’s research income.  RGC is the key link between UNSW researchers, executive and funding agencies such as the NHMRC, ARC, other government and non-government research funders, philanthropic competitive grant funders and industry partners.  The RGC teams are a crucial component in the university’s ongoing strategy to increase knowledge exchange and towards meeting the Strategy 2025 aims.   Each year the RGC manages more than 2800 applications and 6000 ongoing projects, supporting more than 2,000 UNSW academics.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do.  If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

You have significant experience in the review and preparation of agreements for a range of contract and competitive grants, as well as the ability to identify complex legal contractual issues, and negotiate and influence contractual matters with internal and external stakeholders

To Apply: If contributing to a high performing research funding management team is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to Skills and Experience required (in the Position Description) via the APPLY button.  


Shiree Thomas
Talent Acquisition Consultant

Applications close: 11:55pm, Wednesday 3rd November 2021

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