Manager, Research Grants, Health and Medical

Melbourne, Australia
12 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
06 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville
Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio
Department/School: Research Innovation and Commercialisation
Salary: $120,638 - $125,514 (UOM 9)
Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University’s budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital.  It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University’s business.

About the role

The Manager, Research Grants (Health and Medical) is a leadership position in the Major Initiatives, Contracts and Grants (MICG) area of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC). This role leads the Health and Medical Grants team in supporting academics to apply for a range of health and medical focused Australian research funding, with a strong focus on NHMRC funding. The role is also responsible for supporting close collaboration with a range of research institutes across the Precinct and providing operational support for bids to the Medical Research Future Fund. The Manager currently reports to the Director of MICG and is in the MICG Leadership Team. The Manager Research Grants (Health and Medical) is also a member of the Research, Innovation and Commercialisation Extended Leadership Team.

About you

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and/or an equivalent mix of education and relevant experience as well as several years’ experience in management and research grants administration. 
  • Expert knowledge of health and medical grant funding programs and funding rules.
  • Experience leading, coaching and developing members of a team and in providing successful service-oriented administration of complex programs.
  • Expert planning and organisation skills.
  • A detailed understanding of financial compliance and budget requirements associated with funding agencies.
  • An understanding of university environments and culture. Some knowledge of the University’s operating model would be an advantage.


  • 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.

*For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

Position Description


Applications close: 06 Oct 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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