Senior Research Contracts Officer

Mitcham, Australia
12 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Classification: Higher Education Officer Level 7
  • Salary Range: $81,878 - $90,855 p/a
  • Employment Type: Continuing, full-time
  • Position Reports to: Manager, Contract Services
  • Please Direct Application Enquiries to: Ms Susan Cretan
  • Closing Date: 9:00 am, Thursday 26 April 2018  

As part of our strategic plan Making a Difference - The 2025 Agenda, Flinders University has set itself a bold vision to be internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates.

We live in an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation. In order to flourish within this challenging environment, we have transformed our academic structure into six Colleges with a focus on student success and outstanding research. 

Our talented academic teams are supported by customer-centric Professional Services staff, who share our commitment to excellence.

Excited by change and driven by innovation, we invite ambitious and energetic individuals who personify our values of integrity, courage, innovation, excellence and above all, being student centred, to join our dynamic Professional Services teams to assist us in achieving our core mission of changing lives and changing the world.

Position Summary:

Under broad direction, the Senior Contracts Officer (Research) is responsible for providing research contract administration and management services to Flinders University researchers. This includes working closely with researchers in the preparation, review, and negotiation of various types of standard form research contracts; research project variations; confidentiality agreements for research purposes and IP sharing with external parties; memorandum of understanding with industry or other research institutions; material transfer agreements, multi-institutional agreements and subcontracting arrangements with government, industry, other research institutions.

This position is a key liaison between the Flinders University Integrity Legal and Risk Division, Research Development and Support Division and researchers and will be a point of contact for general legal advice, construction of research project schedules and budgets to fulfil funding conditions, contract administration advice and researcher education and support. In addition, the Senior Contracts Officer (Research) is responsible for prioritising and assigning requests for research related contracts and agreements to other members of the Contracts Team.

Information For Applicants:

You are required to provide a submission of no more than three pages, stating how your current and/or recent experience meet the requirements of the position description.