Research Grant Manager

Sydney, Australia
03 May 2018
End of advertisement period
25 May 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 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. 

Macquarie University’s Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine (GenIMPACT) is a strategic initiative to undertake innovative research on the impact of genomic testing and targeted therapy on patients and cascade testing on extended family members. Our vision is to provide research excellence with high policy relevance that reflects the experience of families with one or more family members who have a genetic disorder. Our work on genomics is built on our internationally recognised research program on the impacts of ill health on the capacity to work and its cascading impacts on income, superannuation and savings for individuals, and for government increased welfare payments and reduced taxation revenue.

Join us and start seeing the world in a different light. 

The Role 

An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced Research Grant Manager within the Centre for Economic Impacts of Genomic Medicine reporting to the Director. The successful applicant will responsible for:

  • Preparing grant applications in collaboration with the Director and GenIMPACT team and key stakeholders.
  • Management of grant budgeting and preparing financial and progress reports.
  • Providing leadership and advice on internal research processes.
  • Guidance on the use of RGMS and RMS systems for grant submission and maintenance of records through such systems.  
  • Maintaining project management reports related to grant submissions
  • Navigation of the contract process
  • Preparation of documentation related to the Centre

Selection Criteria

To be considered for this position, applicants must demonstrate, in a separate document (maximum 3 pages), how they demonstrate the Selection Criteria below and upload this as a separate document as part of the application process:

  • Relevant tertiary degree and extensive experience in research administration
  • Proficient in record management and use of relevant research grant systems e.g. RGMS and RMS
  • Exposure to research design, methodology and grant development processes to perform grant writing for submission
  • High-level data management skills in Excel and databases Knowledge of health and/or economics research activities
  • Collaboratively working with a diverse team to achieve desired outcomes

Salary Package: from $81,434 to $89,889 p.a. (Level 6), plus 17% employer's superannuation and annual leave loading

Appointment Type: 3 years, fixed-term 

Specific Role Enquiries: For more information please contact Professor Deborah Schofield on

Applications Close: Friday 25 May 2018, 11:55pm

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