Senior Contracts Officer

Sydney, Australia
Oct 13, 2019
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Oct 28, 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Opportunities

  • Exposure to and collaborate with legal and knowledge exchange teams to resolve complex contract matters
  • Review and provide advice on contract and competitive research agreement negotiations.
  • $106,711 - $120,233 + 17% super + leave loading

Reporting to the Team Leader Post Award, you will take a lead role in reviewing and providing advice with regard to negotiating, and as appropriate, referring on (to Legal or Knowledge Exchange) contract and competitive research agreements. This role will assist the Team Leader in building a coherent and effective team. As a senior member of the team dedicated to the delivery of high-quality customer-focused services to the University in the area of post-award research agreements, this position works closely with the team leader and colleagues from the Legal Office, Knowledge Exchange and across the Research Grants and Contracts teams.

The Organisation

Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) within the Division of Research 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.

About the successful applicant

You can demonstrate your significant experience in the review and preparation of agreements for a range of contract research and competitive grants in a major research or Government organisation.

To Apply: If you would like to contribute to a high performing research funding management team, please submit a cover letter and CV.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: +61 2 9385 2401

Applications close: 11 pm, Monday 28th October 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. Indigenous Australians are encouraged to apply. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.