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The University of Melbourne

Senior Research Development Consultant - closing 19 November

Job no: 0034096

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Business and Economics

Salary: $91,913 - $99,495 (UOM 7)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

As a Senior Research Development Consultant you will be a key member of the FBE Research Development team. You will be responsible for providing high quality advice and support in the research income portfolio and be accountable for the coordination of Category 2-4 research income identification, application and reporting. You will contribute to the development of research income growth through high quality service provision to academics responding to a range of local and international income opportunities, and support the team with major rounds. The role also is pivotal in communications activities as they relate to research development and funding.



The Senior Research Development Consultant is situated in the FBE Research Professional Services Unit and is a key member of a high performing team that values diversity and continuous improvement. To be successful in this role, you will utilise your ability to form strong relationships with people across the organisation, and enjoy working with people to achieve results. Working with a high degree of independence, you will coordinate the portfolios of research income Category 2-4 and research communications. 



  • Extensive relevant experience and expertise providing high level research development support to academics and research stakeholders.
  • Proven ability in coordinating and delivery of the development of a range of research funding applications.
  • Demonstrated experience developing effective relationships with a range of stakeholders, including academics, leadership and senior management, and the ability to influence.
  • Excellent written interpersonal and oral communication skills and the ability to critically evaluate proposals.
  • Demonstrated ability to show initiative and flexibility, with a willingness to take on new challenges.
  • High level organisational and time management skills.



  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial staff discount to eligible staff in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne


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Applications close: 19 Nov 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time



The University of Melbourne

Research Partnerships Manager (Germany) - closing 22 November

Job no: 0048388

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Other

Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio

Department/School: Research Innovation and Commercialisation

Salary: $120,638 - $125,514 (UOM 9)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super


About Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC) is the central facilitator of research funding in the University, taking advantage of the full diversity of research funding opportunities.

RIC provides services in four core areas, all of which overlap and are delivered in an integrated manner to researchers and research partners. Major Initiatives, Contracts and Grants (MICG) is one of these core areas and  supports the submission of grant proposals (Idea to Proposal) to a wide range of funders. In addition, it offers specialised support for large grants such as ARC Laureates, NHMRC Centres of Research Excellence and Co-operative Research Centres. MICG also supports Chancellery in managing and running internally funded research grants. In post-award (Contract to Output), MICG helps negotiate and sign contracts for research for both grants and non-grants, sets up research projects in our research management and financial systems and submits non-financial reports to funders on behalf of our researchers.


About the role

The Research Partnerships Manager supports the provision of high quality research grants support services (both pre and post award) that aim to increase the participation in international grant opportunities by academic staff from a broad range of disciplines. This role will be based in Germany and have a primary focus on the development of funding opportunities and applications, building of relationships with European based organisations (funders and partners) and provision of advice and guidance in relation to post award support. Funders in Germany will be the primary focus in the short term, with opportunity for the incumbent to identify additional target regions or sponsors. Market growth is expected.

The role will work closely with a team of Australian based staff, and will plan and oversee relationship management (both external and internal) and provision of specialist advice on all aspects of international grants management (with a focus of German-based funders), from oversight of applications processes and advice to applicants through to post award management and reporting.


About you

Together with tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline as well as with several years' experience in management and research grants administration, to be successful in this role you will be passionate about supporting research, international collaboration, continuous improvement and innovation, and have a proven record of influencing and engaging others with your leadership skills. You must have a strong customer centric focus to ensure you build strong working relationships.  Expert knowledge of international grant funding programs and funding rules, with specific knowledge in relation to German and the European Commission funding schemes also a must.



The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.


How to apply

Please DO NOT apply via the University website. Your submitted application should include a CV in German along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role.  Please send your complete application documents, including university certificates indicating your salary expectation and availability by email (reference number 19003284) to Mrs. Lena Vitense at

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Please note the attached Position Description below has been updated.

Please note the application close date has been changed.

Position Description

The University of Queensland

Research Partnerships Manager - closing 26 November

Job No:508918 

Area:Faculty of Medicine

Salary (FTE):Professional Level 09 ($113,095.08 - $119,678.38)

Work type:Full Time - Continuing

Location: Herston


Faculty of Medicine

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research. The research-intensive Faculty has a gross budget of almost $300 million, employs approximately 1000 continuing and fixed-term staff (headcount), has a community of more than 4000 non-salaried academic appointees and around 3200 students (headcount).

The Faculty of Medicine offers Australia’s largest medical degree program for graduates and school-leavers. Undergraduate and postgraduate programs are available in the disciplines of Medicine, Health Sciences, E-Health, Mental Health, Biomedical Sciences and Public Health. 

Further details are available at


About This Opportunity

The Research Partnerships Manager supports the University's industry outreach and connectivity via contract management across all types of research contracts and agreements. The position works closely with academic and professional staff leaders in the Faculty, as well as researchers and affiliated clinicians in the management of research contracts and agreements, and in supporting broader business development and industry engagement. The main key objective is to build and maintain effective and productive interactions with clinical and industry partners as they seek to engage with the University. 

This position is located at our Herston Campus, UQ’s core campus for clinical health teaching and research.  Sharing premises with royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and the QIMR Berghofer Medical research Institute, the campus houses a vibrant clinical and research community that delivers innovative and contemporary research and education programs in a clinical academic environment. Conveniently located just minutes from Brisbane’s city centre, there is access to multiple public transport connections, onsite parking and cycling facilities.


Our Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a candidates with skills in research contract administration and management at a senior level, preferably within a large, complex institution.  The successful appointee will have extensive knowledge of the higher education research funding environment, a high level of oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines. You will have demonstrated understanding of intellectual property management and knowledge transfers well as strong interpersonal communication and customer service skills to work effectively across related functional areas of the University. 

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


What We Can Offer

This is a full-time fixed term position at HEW level 9. The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $113,095 - $119,678 plus super of up to 17% and recreation leave loading of 17.5%.

You will be able to take advantage of salary sacrificing options, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


Position Description

Download File HEW 9 Research Partnerships Manager PD


To discuss this role please contact Sarah Flaim, Research Partnerships Manager on


Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the APPLY NOW button below. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing
  • Key selection criteria
  • Resume


Advertised: 11 Nov 2019
Applications close: 26 Nov 2019 (11:00 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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The University of Sydney

Managers, Global Health Initiatives - closing 28 November

  • Utilise your extensive professional and leadership experience
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • 2x Continuing full-time opportunities and remuneration package $144K p.a including leave loading and up to 17% superannuation


About the opportunity

We are in a period of exciting and significant investment in our Faculty of Medicine and Health and in order to deliver on the University’s ambitious strategic plan, we are looking for Managers, Global Health Initiatives to join the Office for Global Health, Faculty Strategy and Partnerships Unit based at the Camperdown Campus.

Under the broad direction of the Associate Director, Office for Global Health, some of your responsibilities are listed below:

  • ensure an effective international perspective and input is captured in major initiatives of the Faculty and works to identify strategies for growth in international activities
  • responsible for the translation of University and Faculty strategic objectives into programs of strategic international engagement with the aim of internationalising the research and student experience
  • undertake research and planning, as well as build and maintain extensive international networks that support the Faculty and its academics to connect with international opportunities that advance its research and teaching endeavours
  • required to develop and embed governance and reporting frameworks that monitor implementation, progress and delivery of international projects ensuring suitable project management frameworks are in place. 

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for Managers, Global Health Initiatives who possesses the below experience:  

  • demonstrated experience in working to internationalise a University, Faculty or Department and knowledge of current issues in international Higher Education as they apply to a University’s international relations.
  • demonstrated ability to conceptualise and design complex international programs of engagement and projects including the identification of suitable funding sources and submission of applications for them, inclusive of operational and compliance risks relatives to University policy and principles.
  • proven ability in establishing, maintaining and growing successful international relationships, networks and memberships related to global health and higher education sectors.
  • proven representational and negotiation skills including the ability to negotiate effectively with both internal and external stakeholders with entrepreneurial spirit and commercial pragmatism.


About us  

For more information on the Faculty of Medicine and Health, please click on  

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Please refer to the position description for further details.  

Job Reference No. 2001/0919C

Closing date: 11:30pm, Thursday 28 November 2019  

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. 

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.  


Position Description

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The University of Melbourne

Head of Research and Research Training Services - closing 1 December

Job no: 0049432

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Melbourne School of Engineering

Salary: Senior Manager 2

Role & Superannuation Rate: Professional - Full time - 17% superannuation

  • Lead innovation in our professional services team supporting academic and graduate researcher excellence
  • Drive MSE research and research training services toward even greater cross-functional collaboration
  • Lead a large team of research management experts who are already outstanding at what they do!

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, at number 1 in Australia and number 32 internationally (THE Rankings 2017-2018).  We are globally engaged, comprehensive, research-intensive and committed to responding to the major challenges of our time.

The Melbourne School of Engineering (MSE) is exciting and fast moving. We are working hard to transform engineering and IT research and teaching, guided by MSE 2025, our ten-year strategic plan. With an expected investment of $1 billion in people and infrastructure, we are creating the entrepreneurial leaders and technology of the future.

MSE is committed to delivering a future-focused research and research training support function. We are backing this vision by establishing this new leadership role driving:

  • research collaboration
  • innovation
  • strategy
  • process improvement and service quality


The Opportunity

In this newly created role you will be the senior professional staff member in MSE supporting the Deputy Dean (Research), the Associate Dean (Research), the Associate Dean (Research Training), and the Executive Director in achieving our MSE 2025 ambitions for research growth and development and the expansion of the graduate researcher cohort.

You will be a key member of the MSE Research and Research Training Committee, and manage secretariat support for this committee, while also representing MSE on a range of University-level research management forums and committees.

In this role you will lead two specialist teams:

  • Research Development – research grants development and a range of other research management functions.
  • Graduate Research Training – PhD candidature management and a range of other graduate research support functions.

In partnership with the Managers of these teams you will drive a strong performance and development culture.

You will work in a cross-functional manner for effective collaboration with other business units in MSE and across the University, and contribute as a member of the School’s senior professional leadership team.


About You

You will be capable of demonstrating a track record of achievement in the following:

  • postgraduate qualifications in Engineering, IT and/or Science with management experience in a research-intensive environment
  • people leadership experience, including ability to lead and manage individuals and groups in a supportive and collegial manner
  • high-level strategic planning and problem-solving with capacity to design and deliver operational strategies
  • expertise in quality assurance standards and processes and their application throughout the research and research training domains
  • excellent customer relationship, communication and interpersonal skills
  • demonstrated experience in working successfully at the interface, and as an intermediary, between academia and external stakeholders, including government, funding bodies, industry, and the broader community
  • highly organised, with a strong work ethic, commitment to continuous improvement, openness to new ideas and creative approaches to problem solving within established timelines
  • demonstrated experience managing issues and communications with tact, discretion and clarity by using high-level analytical skills
  • extensive experience working as part of a leadership team and providing support and guidance to manage critical and competing priorities in a highly dynamic and flexible environment


Application Process

In the initial Application you will be asked to attach the following documents to this application:

  • Your curriculum vitae (including your publications listing)
  • Cover Letter addressing the reason why you find this role appealing.

For shortlisted candidates we will be asking you to complete a short video interview (max 15 mins) addressing your experience in relation to some of the key areas of responsibility in this role. 


What we offer you

We offer flexibility, whatever that may mean for you as well as extensive opportunities for personal and professional development and we’ll support you in doing what you love!

Relocation support will also be offered to eligible candidates.

If you’re curious, motivated and ready to undertake a challenging and rewarding role we’re ready to meet you. 


How to Apply

For more information, please contact David Pleydell at SHK on +61 3 8620 8020 or send your application to, quoting reference 6686. Direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to SHK.

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Applications close: 01 Dec 2019 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time


UNSW Sydney

Contracts Officer - closing 1 December

Manage the review, provide advice and negotiate competitive and contract research agreements as well collaborate with Legal and Knowledge Exchange teams to resolve complex contract matters.


The Opportunity

  • Exposure/collaborate with legal and knowledge exchange teams to resolve complex contract matters
  • Mentoring provided by a Senior Contracts Officer for career progression
  • $95,462 - $103,318 + 17% super + leave loading

Reporting to the Team Leader Post Award, you will manage the review, provide advice and negotiate competitive and contract research agreements. The position works closely with colleagues from the Legal Office, Knowledge Exchange and across the Research Grants and Contracts teams.


The Organisation

Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) within the Division of Research contributes to UNSW’s research performance and profile via the effective management of the University’s research income.  RGC is the key link between UNSW researchers, executive and funding agencies such as the NHMRC, ARC, other government and non-government research funders, philanthropic competitive grant funders and industry partners.  The RGC teams are a crucial component in the university’s ongoing strategy to increase knowledge exchange and towards meeting the Strategy 2025 aims.   Each year the RGC manages more than 2800 applications and 6000 ongoing projects, supporting more than 2,000 UNSW academics.


About the successful applicant

You can demonstrate your experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating, executing and managing a large volume of research and research related agreements involving an industry partner and competitive grants, preferably in the higher education sector. For specific criteria please review the Position Description.

To Apply: If you would like to contribute to a high performing research funding management team, please submit a cover letter, CV and responses to selection criteria via jobs@unsw.



Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: +61 2 9385 2401


Applications close: 11pm, Sunday 1st December 2019


UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.


UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offeringsfor further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).