Medical Research Future Fund Senior Grants Officer

Melbourne, Australia
08 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
05 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: University Services
Department/School: Department of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
Salary: $88,171 - $95,444 (HEW 7)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - 17% superannuation

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,600 professional staff focused on providing client-centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements, and acts as a shared services function within the University of Melbourne.

About the role

The Medical Research Future Fund is a substantial new injection of Federal funds to accelerate the translation of high-quality research through to meaningful health improvements for Australians. The University of Melbourne is committed to providing outstanding professional support to its researchers and their clinical collaborators who are seeking to secure funding for high impact programs of work aligned with the MRFF goals. You will be a key member of the new MRFF Initiatives team, providing support for University-wide initiatives.

This role has key responsibility for the co-ordination of the MRFF grant submission and post-award processes. The role serves as the key interface between the Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) MRFF Initiatives team and the RIC Health and Medical Grants team and hence has a dual line of report to the Director, MRFF Initiatives, and the Manger, Research Grants (Health and Medical).

This role will be responsible for providing high quality grant support services for MRFF grant applications. This will include maintaining awareness of new MRFF funding opportunities, managing the interaction with the funding agency for designated MRFF schemes, and providing advice to researchers regarding questions of eligibility and funding rules. This role will also manage the grant submission process, and post-award processes, including establishment of contracts and reporting. The position will work closely with other staff in the RIC Health and Medical Research Grants team, to ensure compliance with standard grant management processes and systems.

About you

To be successful in this role you will be passionate about supporting research, continuous improvement and innovation with a proven record of influencing and engaging others with your leadership skills. Your strong customer centric focus will ensure you build strong working relationships. Post-graduate qualifications in a relevant discipline and/or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience are preferred.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Expert knowledge of grant funding programs and funding rules including grants management across the life-cycle (pre and post award).
  • Demonstrated experience in providing successful service-oriented administration of complex programs.
  • Expert planning and organisation skills, especially in the successful coordination of organisation-wide participation in high prestige and high volume application grant schemes.


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.

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Position Description


Advertised: 25 Mar 2019 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 05 May 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time