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Manager, Research Contracts And Grants Management

Swinburne University of Technology - Melbourne, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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  • Lead the team in ensuring successful contracting,commencement and management of research projects
  • Full time, ongoing position at our Hawthorn campus
  • HEW 9: $118,433 + 17% superannuation

Play a critical role in the strategic growth of Swinburne’s research activities through management of our research contracts and grants management team.

About The Job

In this pivotol role, you will lead the Research Contracts and Grants Management team to ensure the successful contracting,commencement and management of funded projects. These activities directly contribute to the University’s key performance indicators with respect to research funding. The position requires you to utilise your broad leadership and management skills in taking responsibility for research project advice, finalisation and commencement; research contracts agreement review, negotiation and finalisation; and post-award management through to project end/closeout supporting researchers. Your proactive approach, passion, diplomacy, negotiation, influence and management qualities and experience will be essential in making this role a success.

There is also considerable scope for innovation in delivery of current services and activities as the university seeks to improves its systems and processes in its journey to become an innovative enterprise. Additionally, with changes to the academic structural model at Swinburne, you will be at the forefront of implementing improvements to the support model for research management services.

Reporting to the Director, Research Services, you will be expected to build close working relationships with colleagues in other areas of Swinburne Research and Enterprise (SRE), particularly the Research Development and Proposals team, and other support services including Business Development & Industry Engagement team, Research Finance, Planning, People & Culture, the Legal Office, and colleagues in research support positions in academic Departments, Centres and Institutes.

About Swinburne University Of Technology

Swinburne is a multi-sector university of science, technology and innovation with more than 54,000 students and 5,000 staff globally. We offer postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online education to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. Our mission is to be a world-class university, creating economic and social impact through science, technology and innovation. We aim to deliver future-ready learners, research with impact and innovative enterprise.

Help drive real change within our Research and Enterprise function. Swinburne University of Technology has an ambitious goal of growth in research performance and impact, as set out in our 2025 Strategic Plan – to become an internationally renowned institute in digital research, a digital disruptor and an accelerator of innovation.

About You

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • A postgraduate qualification and extensive relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/ or education and training
  • Significant successful experience in complex program administration with demonstrated initiative, planning skills, and excellent organisational ability, ideally within a tertiary institution, research institute or funding agency
  • Demonstrated ability to proactively influence and form positive working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and to provide high quality advice to clients at all organisational levels
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader of a professional team, exercising formal and informal leadership as appropriate on major change initiatives, including workflow planning and staff supervision and performance development, in a busy environment

  • A full list of selection criteria is available within the position description.


    To find out more about the extensive range of benefits offered to Swinburne employees please visit Careers at Swinburne.

    How To Apply And Further Information

    To view the position description or to start an application please click on 'apply' or ‘begin’ and submit a resume, cover letter and a response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the position description.

    For further information about this position, contact Tania Bezzobs, Director,Research Services at tbezzobs@swin.edu.au

    If you are experiencing technical difficulties with your application, please contact the Recruitment team on staffrecruitment@swin.edu.au

    Should you require further support for an interview due to special needs or consideration, please contact Maree Norden, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at inclusion@swin.edu.au. For support or queries related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employment, please contact DeadlyCareers@swin.edu.au

    Agency enquiries will not be accepted for this position.

    Swinburne is a large and culturally diverse organisation. We are proud of our commitment to equity and inclusion through key initiatives such as our Charter of Cultural Diversity, Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan, Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan. Equity and diversity are integral to our 2025 vision to be a world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation.

    Applications close at AEST 5pm Monday 8th March 2021

    Melbourne, VIC

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