Senior Contracts Officer

Melbourne, Australia
20 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
31 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full-time, Continuing position
  • Located at Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus
  • HEO7 Classification

About La Trobe

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we’re passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

About the position

As a senior member of the team, the Senior Contracts Officer supports the functions of the Consulting and Contracts team to provide efficient and effective client service and support. You will manage complex, high value tenders, agreements, and project set up for research collaborations, research and non-research related consultancies. You will also provide administrative and advisory services that support researchers through all stages of research collaborations and consultancies to partner with researchers through all stages of the project.

Skills and Experience

To be successful in this position you will ideally possess relevant experience in a research support role with sound knowledge of research contract and consultancy functions. You will also have demonstrated expertise with contract negotiations, developing and managing research contracts with national and international funders and clients.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005.  If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to apply

Closing date:  Sunday, 31 January 2021 by 11.55pm AEDST.

Position Enquiries:  Amanda Smith, +61 3 9479 3452,

HR/Recruitment Enquiries:  La Trobe Recruitment Team,

Only candidates with full working rights in Australia may apply for this position.

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document addressing each essential and desirable bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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La Trobe Cultural Qualities: 
We are Accountable, We are Connected, We are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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