Senior Manager, Research Grants

Brisbane, Australia
29 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
05 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Do you have a strong track record of leading a team in the pursuit and management of research income from competitive grant sources? Are you adept at managing high volume processing of grant applications and funding agreements? Do you have excellent interpersonal skills in managing internal and external relationships? Are you passionate about helping Griffith University to achieve its research funding goals?

If so, please join us at Office for Research, the office of Griffith University responsible for maximising the University research grant income.

Griffith University is one of Australia's largest universities. It is research intensive, inclusive, innovative, progressive, deeply engaged in the Asia-pacific region, and absolutely committed to ensuring it contributes to society through research that provides social dividends.

The Office for Research supports the University's research endeavours through a range of activities including administration of research grants and contracts and research development.

This is a continuing, full time position based at the Nathan campus but you will also be required to work at the Gold Coast campus on a regular basis.

The role:

You will be is responsible for the provision of high level research administration of Griffith's competitive research grants program which contributes over $50M of reportable income each year.

The person:

As this is a pivotal and senior role, you will have a strong track record of supervising a team responsible for processing a large volume of grant applications and funding agreements, have excellent knowledge of research funding opportunities, and have excellent planning skills.

The skill and ability to collaborate effectively with other administrative units of the University is essential. You will need to be a self-starter and team player. You will be given the autonomy and responsibility to make a significant contribution to the Office for Research and the University.

Salary range:

HEW Level 10: $113,924 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $133,291 per annum.

Application requirements:

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria (referencing the key accountabilities) in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and email contact of three referees.

Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

Applications close at 5 pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

For further information about this role, please contact Daina Garklaves, Deputy Director-Research Services, Office for Research on 07 3875 7380 or

For application queries, please contact Ms Busra Sevimli, Recruitment Officer on +61 (0) 7 3735 7359.

Get more information about the Office for Research here:

Closing date: Friday, 5 January at 5 pm AEST.

Please note:

We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.

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