Contracts and Grants Administration Manager

Sydney, Australia
$103K to $116K pro rata p.a. plus superannuation
03 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
16 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Great opportunity for an experienced Administration Manager to assist in developing and implementing the guideline and processes for the Clinical Trials Centre
  • Located at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, Camperdown Campus
  • Part-time (17.5 hours/week – with capacity for increased hours as required) fixed term position for 12 months; Base salary of $103K to $116K pro rata p.a. plus superannuation

About the opportunity 

The CTC Contracts & Grants Administration Manager - Clinical Trials will be responsible for supporting the Business Director, in the development and implementation of guidelines and processes for managing CTC’s various Clinical Trial agreements, contracts and other research grants, including both NHMRC Program and Project Clinical Trial agreements (researcher initiated) and Industry sponsored clinical trials; collaborating and taking responsibility for co-ordinating, negotiating and arranging for the execution of these agreements.

Provide operational leadership at the managerial level regarding the end-to-end/lifecycle process of grants and contracts awarded to CTC, and all associated business contracts. This includes assisting CTC researchers to establish contracts; completing, reviewing and recommending execution of standard contracts to CDIP and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (DVC-R), and in consultation with the Business Director, consult closely with the Office of General Counsel on non-standard contracts to provide instructions, negotiate commercial terms and incorporate legal advice.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Contracts and Grants Administration Manager who:

  • experience providing operational leadership at managerial level in a tertiary/medical environment
  • demonstrated technical experience in making decisions and providing guidance on work activity, policy and procedures
  • the ability to make superior level decisions and initiative – working both autonomously and as part of a team.
  • the ability to exercise tactful judgment in resolving complex problems associated with designated work areas.

To meet work objectives, the incumbent will succeed in this role by building a positive rapport with a range of staff across the work area and in the wider University administration environment.

About us

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre

The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, established in 1998, is a fully externally funded research centre. It conducts large multi-centre investigator-initiated clinical trials with national and international collaborators, and contributes expertise and infrastructure for trials run by others. It undertakes research aiming at improving both the conduct of trials and the resulting clinical evidence.

The CTC participates in translational research from bench to bedside, conducts methodological research in relation to clinical trials, reviews and synthesises evidence from completed trials and is at the forefront of developments in methods, such as prospective meta-analysis, supervises postgraduate students in all of these areas, offers postgraduate degrees in clinical trials research, runs short courses to train people for Australian medical research, and undertakes health technology and diagnostic test assessments, economic analyses, biostatistical design and analysis, and automated central randomization services. Core funding is provided by the NHMRC, and specific projects are funded by government, public and private institutions and the pharmaceutical industry.

The CTC collaborates with the Boden Institute and Macquarie University (BIONE), Sydney Catalyst: Translational Cancer Research Centre of Central Sydney and Regional NSW, Australian Clinical Trials Alliance and works with organisations around the world in collaborations that lead to better health outcomes in Australia and internationally. New collaborations are continually sought and then consolidated in research projects.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 1854/0918F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm on Tuesday 16 October 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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