First listed on: 16 May 2018

Research Contract Administration Officer

Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships
Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research Portfolio
Reference no. 816/0418 F

  • Opportunity to provide high level management of research contracts and agreements, and support the processes
  • Full-time, fixed term for 2 years, with possible extensions
  • Remuneration package: HEO 7 base salary $90Kp.a. with leave loading and superannuation

About the opportunity 

The role of Research Administration Officer is to provide high level management of research contracts and agreements, and support the processes for identifying, assigning responsibility, negotiating, executing and managing research contracts.

In this position, you will:

  • take responsibility for University wide administrative processes and procedures for assigned research contracts and agreements
  • manage and coordinate the execution process for contacts and agreements with assigned research funding providers
  • prepare all necessary forms and correspondence and provide advice to staff on University and funding provider policies and procedures
  • take responsibility for maintenance of accurate contract and agreement data in the Research Data Management System.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Research Contract Administration Officer who possesses:

  • tertiary qualifications or a combination of relevant experience and/or training
  • demonstrated experience of administering complex grant funding schemes including contract management and execution processes in a high volume environment with strict deadlines
  • ability to plan, prioritise, and organise workload; to develop, implement and review procedures and policies; and to interpret policy and provide advice using own body of knowledge and experience
  • knowledge and understanding of national and international research funding opportunities, processes and policies.

About us

Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships (CDIP) develops and manages industry interactions, and supports processes for disseminating and transferring knowledge from University research, including developing and managing Intellectual Property and commercialization.

As the University of Sydney’s primary face to industry, CDIP is the University’s port of first call for strategic industry engagement and provision of innovation and technology transfer services by identifying, protecting, translating and supporting the exchange of knowledge and expertise generated at the University.

CDIP works in close collaboration with the other DVCR teams, in particular with the Research Development & Collaboration and the Research Grants & Contracts teams to maximize efficiency and ensuring that sought outcomes are effectively identified and delivered.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm 29 May 2018

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.


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