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Job no: 0042956
Work type: Continuing
Location: Parkville

- Join Australia's number 1 University †
- Career opportunities, professional development, work-life balance.
- Use your expertise and innovative thinking to truly have an impact.

Who says you can’t change the world? We expect to do nothing less.

Research, Innovation and Commercialisation, University Services

Salary: $79,910 - $86,499 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

About University Services

University Services comprises of 1,500 professional staff focused on providing client centric and innovative services to the University. The group is providing transformational change, defining and influencing future service enhancements within the University of Melbourne.

About the role

The Grants Officer will work with the ARC, Philanthropic, Primary Industry’s and Internal grants team (APPII Team) to deliver high quality grant services designed to streamline administration and further increase the level and diversity of external research funding.

The position will be responsible for pre and post-award administration of grants focusing on the Internal Grants Portfolio, ARC matters as well as assisting with a range of other pre and post-award grant administration of other domestic Sponsors which fall within the team.

The Grants Officer will be responsible for providing research grant support services, including administration of research grants, both pre- and post-award, organising seminars and helping staff to target programs and prepare quality applications; notifying staff of outcomes; liaising with sponsors, departments and grant holders; and coordinating services with other areas of university administration.

The incumbent will be expected to lead or take a major role in the development of strategies and systems to enhance grant applications and manage application rounds.

To be successful in this role you will be passionate about continuous improvement and innovation with a proven record of influencing and engaging others with your leadership skills. Your strong customer centric focus will ensure you build strong working relationships.

About you

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline and or equivalent combination of education and training and relevant experience.
  • Experience in research grants administration or other complex funding programs.
  • Ability to provide high quality advice to academic and professional staff at all levels and research students on research grant administration issues, including pre and post award matters.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively across a broad range of tasks as part of the team, committed to quality service to internal and external clients.
  • High level interpersonal and written communication skills (including the ability to prepare correspondence for internal and external audiences, excellent attention to detail.
  • High-level conceptual, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability in the effective use of computer applications (MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint), internet browsers, and information systems.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


- 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 discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus; whether it's lunchtime music events or free public lectures, there is always something to attract your interest. 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.

† The University of Melbourne is the Number 1 University in Australia and among the leading Universities in the world, according to The Times Higher Education world reputational ranking, the National Taiwan University ranking, The Times Higher Education world university ranking and Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Close date: 6 Jul 2017

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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