Research Grants Officer

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    The University of Melbourne
    The University of Melbourne, Parkville, Vic, Australia
    Phone: 03 9035 5511
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Parkville, Vic 


Academic - Research Only, Administration, Research

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Job no: 0052925
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full Time; Continuing
Department: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation
Salary: UOM 6 – $87,007 – $94,181 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)

Founded in 1853, the University of Melbourne is Australia’s #1 university and is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

About Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC)
RIC is a specialist team dedicated to enabling the University's research and innovation mission working closely with our academic and professional colleagues, industry partners, funding and government agencies. We have a passion to see our academics and their collaboration partners succeed, achieve research excellence and translate their discoveries into real-world innovation and impact.

About the Role
As the Research Grants Officer, you will work closely with external parties, other teams within RIC, individual academics, Academic Divisions, Chancellery and the University more broadly to secure and manage research income.

The Research Grants Officer role is dynamic and engaging, providing a broad range of support. Day to day this could be assisting researchers submit research grant applications in a variety of cutting-edge research or providing guidance on legal and regulatory matters. Guidance on legal and regulatory matters can include drafting and amending legal documents, managing legal risks, and arranging for execution of contracts by appropriate delegates.

In a typical week at work, you may:

  • Establish and maintain excellent relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Co‐facilitate training and information seminars for researchers and organise workshops, special programs, targeted services and other development activities
  • Enter research management data into the University’s research management system financial and system accurately and completely to enable accurate reporting and analysis of the University’s performance

About You
You will be passionate about exceptional service delivery, with a proven record of influencing and engaging others. You are also flexible in your approach to work and able to work in a wide range of team environments. Your strong customer-centric focus will ensure you build and maintain strong working relationships. You will also be flexible, adaptable and responsive to the needs of the team while demonstrating a calm, positive and approachable manner.

Ideally, you will further have:

  • A tertiary qualification with subsequent relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
  • Demonstrated capacity to evaluate and interpret complex rules, policies and procedures
  • Excellent administrative and organisational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise tasks and work to competing deadlines, whilst maintaining high level attention to detail

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements and generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself
At UoM, we value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community, and we encourage and celebrate diversity. Indigenous Australians, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages and culturally diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for our roles. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria 2, 4, 5* (found in the Position Description) for the role.

*For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

Should you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition team at [email protected].

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications with current valid working rights in Australia and candidates who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia's immigration and border arrangements:

Applications close: 10 MAY 2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time



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