Senior Contracts Officer

Canberra, Australia
$75,608 - $87,570
13 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
10 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 (Administration) 
Salary package: ANU Officer Grade 6/7 $75,608 - $87,570 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Term: Full-time, continuing

The Science Administration team delivers high quality administrative support and leadership to the core academic activities of research and education for the ANU Joint Colleges of Science, the most research intensive unit of the University. Befitting the ANU's place among the top 20 universities on the planet, our academics produce research that changes lives, and life as we know it. They are committed to solving problems through big picture and applied scientific research, to improving health outcomes for people around the world, and to the sustainable, secure and equitable use of global resources. Our students learn from these world-class researchers.

Proudly supporting the academic enterprise, Science Administration is a dynamic work environment fostering extensive collaboration, communication and an agile and innovative approach to problem-solving. Teamwork is central to the workplace, and change is embraced and advocated for. Staff are professionally skilled and strive to be practice-leaders and influential in the University environment, making significant contributions to process improvements and system advancements.  Leaders lead by example, empower others and invest in people, their career and development.  

Position overview

The Senior Contracts Officer is located in the Joint Colleges of Science Research Management Team and provides advice on the development, review, execution and management of research contracts and research agreements with external parties. The Senior Contracts Officer is responsible for ensuring research agreements and contracts are negotiated and executed in accordance with University policy, whilst effectively managing potential risk to the University and its intellectual property. This position is expected to work in close consultation with senior managers and executives across the organisation, including college and school research leaders, Legal office, business development and technology transfer staff.

The successful applicants will have a strong customer service focus, ability to prioritise competing deadlines, be experienced administrators with the ability to interpret and provide strategic advice on policy and contractual obligations. Highly developed administrative and excellent organisational skills, together with the ability to exercise initiative and work collaboratively as a member of a team are essential. Experience with contract review and negotiation is essential. Science qualifications, including science communication, will be highly regarded. An interest in science and/or medicine is a must!

The Science Administration Research Office offers a stimulating environment within one of the best universities in the world. Creativity and collaboration are strongly encouraged. On the job training and professional development opportunities are provided to support you to reach your full potential in this exciting role.

Enquiries: Please contact Dr Lynne Whitehead, T: (02) 6125 2334, E: or Eva Lerable T: (02) 6125 9320, 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on  

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please ensure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the relevant selection criteria
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Please see position description: Senior-Contracts-Officer_PD.pdf

Closing date: 11.55pm, Friday 5 May 2017

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

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