Contract/Post Award Administrator

Sydney, Australia
11 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Macquarie is the University of pioneering minds. Globally recognised as one of Australia's leading research universities, Macquarie is a place where extraordinary new possibilities come to light. We've helped people to hear, introduced wireless internet technology to the world and broken through traditional boundaries by appointing Australia's first female vice-chancellor.

At Macquarie you'll join a vibrant community of diverse perspectives, all working towards a brighter future for our communities and our planet. Surrounded by a beautiful parkland campus, our students and staff are free to explore and discover, supported by facilities including a high-tech library, private teaching hospital, gym and pools, childcare facilities, a campus train station and the newly expanded Macquarie Centre shopping complex next door.

Research Services is responsible for the management of research that takes place at Macquarie University or is conducted by University staff. This task is divided between four functional teams: Pre-award, Post-award and Reporting, Ethics and Integrity and Research Contracts and Policy.

The Post-Award and Reporting team is responsible for post-award management of research projects through assisting researchers to meet reporting deadlines and by informing and negotiating with funding agencies.

The Research Policy & Contracts Team in conjunction with the Office of General Counsel (Legal) reviews, drafts, negotiates and arranges execution of research-related contracts and agreements with external organisations.

The Role

The Contracts and Post Award Administrator will work closely with both the Post-Award and Reporting team and the Research Policy & Contracts Team.

As the successful applicant, you will provide a broad range of administrative support using both internal and external research management systems. You will also act as the first point of contact for researchers and other university staff on contract and post award matters.

This dual role will require you to have strong attention to detail and organisational skills and will suit someone with a flexible, “can-do” approach.

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must respond to the selection criteria below and attach as a separate document (maximum 2 pages) in the application process:

  • Demonstrated experience working in a university research management environment
  • Experience working with research management systems and strong computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to coordinate complex matters and meet competing deadlines

Due to the nature of this appointment, the preferred candidate will be required to undergo a criminal history check.

Salary Package: From $70,699 to $80,381p.a. (HEW Level 5), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: Full time, fixed term (3 years).

Specific Role Enquiries: Ann-Marie Heinrich, Manager, Research Policy & Contracts at

General Recruitment Enquiries: Patsy Moss, HR Administrator at

Applications close: Wednesday 25th April 2018 at 11.55pm.

Macquarie University is an EO Employer committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); Indigenous Australians, people who identify as GLBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications need to be submitted through the Macquarie University online recruitment system. Where circumstances such as disability or remote location prohibit your access to our online system please contact the enquiries person listed in this advertisement for assistance.

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