First listed on: 30 March 2022

Grants Officer - Research Grants & Contracts (x2)

The Opportunity

  • See the difference you can make, through the work you do
  • $90,566- $107,513 (depending on exp.)+ 17% super + leave loading
  • Full-time (35 hours week), continuing role

Due to UNSW’s success in securing a significant increase in research funding, the Research Grants and Contracts team is expanding. These positions are dedicated to the delivery of high-quality customer focused services to the University in the post-award phase of the grant lifecycle and include an array of duties that ensure the effective and compliant management of the University’s research funding, with a particular focus on reporting, financials, variations, and accurate record keeping. This position reports to Team Leader, Post-Award and works closely with other team members and colleagues from other research support units such as finance, legal, knowledge exchange and strategy.

The Organisation

Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) within the Division of Research and Enterprise contributes to UNSW Sydney’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 external funding agencies such as the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council (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 in working towards meeting the 2025 Strategy Priorities. Each year the RGC manages more than 3,000 applications and 6,000 ongoing projects, supporting more than 2,000 UNSW academics.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers.

About the successful applicant

You have relevant qualifications and/or experience in administration/grants management and can demonstrate your ability to deliver high-quality administrative support, as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Applicants who can demonstrate substantial research administration experience and meet all the Skills and Experience required in the Position Description will be considered for appointment at Level 7.

Position Description - Grants Officer - Post-Award - February 2022.pdf

To Apply: Please submit your CV and Cover Letter via the APPLY button.


Shiree Thomas
Talent Acquisition Consultant
T: +61 2 9065 7058

Applications close: Please apply immediately and interviews will be scheduled as soon as suitable applications are received.

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.

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