Manager, Research Legal

Bathurst/Canberra/Orange/Wagga Wagga, Australia
21 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
02 Sep 2019
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Fixed Term
  • Provide in-house legal service in the University sector
  • Make an impact on research and commercialisation activities
  • Deliver high quality, client-focused solutions

The Role

  • Fixed Term (up to 6 months), Full Time (Part-Time arrangements will be considered)
  • Level 9 - $110,243 to $116,514 pa (plus 9.5% superannuation)
  • Bathurst, Canberra, Orange, Wagga Wagga

Through the application of your significant judgement and high level problem solving skills, you will deliver a high quality legal service to ensure the University achieves its academic, research and commercial objectives and complies with its legal obligations. You will be involved in the project management of early stage IP and commercialisation opportunities arising from research and aligned with the University strategic direction.

To be successful you will:Hold a NSW practising certificate.

  • Have experience in drafting and negotiating agreements.
  • Have superior time management skills.
  • Be accomplished in liaising with and advising a diverse client base.

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Engagement) encompasses the Research Office, the Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships, the Office of Indigenous Affairs, the four University Research Centres plus a number of strategic agendas including ethics and compliance, commercialisation of research, the AgriPark and contribution to the University Strategy. The DVC RDI, in collaboration with the Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement (Research and Partnership), stewards the development of collaborative connections between CSU and industry, end-users and stakeholders to strengthen and expand the research agenda. Closer strategic partnerships are sought based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of CSU research and the opportunity to provide Higher Degree by Research students with a more comprehensive training.

The Research Office is a key operational unit within the RE portfolio. The critical role of the Research Office is to provide an integrated suite of high standard research administration and support services. Effective leadership of the Research Office is essential to ensure excellence in research higher degree candidature management, research grants and contracts administration, research finance and commercialisation, research information management and reporting, research compliance and research policy development. These activities are undertaken through active liaison with internal and external stakeholders and a strong communication program.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Jason White | Director, Research Office | | Ph: 02 6933 4748

Closing Date: 11pm, 02 September 2019