First listed on: 01 July 2019

Research Grants Officer

Research Office

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow, and endeavours to undertake excellent research that delivers global impact.

About the Research Office

The Research Office is a central unit within the portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and supports research activities across UTS in partnership with the faculty research offices and other support units, including identifying and accessing research funding, contracts, ethics, post-award, IP management and commercialisation and research data intelligence. To constantly improve how we support our researchers, the Research Office is adopting a new operational team structure.

About the role

At UTS we are committed to undertake research of international excellence that has the potential to make a significant economic, environmental, cultural and social impact and support the application of new technologies and solutions to important national and global challenges.

The Research Grants team aims to identify, develop and support new grant funding opportunities to build on the scale, quality and reach of UTS’s research activities and deliver impact through the translation of outcomes into practical use.

As Research Grants Officer you will play a critical role in the Research Grants team and contribute to the aim of maximising UTS research excellence and impact by building the quality and volume of grant funded research projects and collaborative research partnerships involving UTS researchers; and ensuring that grants are established and managed according to the funder’s governance and reporting requirements.

To be successful in securing the role you will have:

  • High level organisational and time management skills including the ability to prioritise and carry out a diverse range of competing tasks to a high standard.
  • Ability to be assertive where appropriate and to be able to communicate effectively with a diverse range of people, including senior academics and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to use own initiative, to work in a team or alone, to prioritise tasks and deliver work within agreed timeframes.
  • The ability to handle confidential information and to behave in an ethical and professional manner.
  • Understanding of the imperative for universities to engage with end users of research.
  • Understanding of contract management processes in a university environment (desirable).
  • Experience working in a research administration function; in particular, experience in reviewing and processing grant applications and managing grant awards (desirable).
  • Experience working in a university or other public sector environment (desirable).

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range:              $80,009pa to $86,630pa (HEW 6)

                                                $88,288pa to $97,668pa (HEW 7)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a continuing basis.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply button and download the Position Description from the UTS website.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document.

Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted. 

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC136820.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  22nd July 2019 at 11.59pm(AEST)

Applicants must have current and valid work rights in Australia

Please note: If you have a disability that requires adjustment to the recruitment process or an alternative application pathway please contact for assistance

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines.

We welcome applications from women, Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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