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Contracts Officer

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Administration, Research Administration support

The Opportunity

  • Permanent, full-time opportunity at UNSW Sydney
  • Manage the review, provide advice and negotiate competitive and contract research agreements
  • Mentoring provided by a Senior Contracts Officer for career progression
  • $97,381 - $105,395 + 17% super + leave loading

Reporting to the Team Leader Post Award, you will manage the review, provide advice and negotiate competitive and contract research agreements. The position works closely with colleagues from the Legal Office, Knowledge Exchange and across the Research Grants and Contracts teams.

The Organisation

Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) within the Division of Research contributes to UNSW’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 funding agencies such as the NHMRC, 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 towards meeting the Strategy 2025 aims.  Each year the RGC manages more than 2800 applications and 6000 ongoing projects, supporting more than 2,000 UNSW academics.

About the successful applicant

You can demonstrate your experience in drafting, reviewing, negotiating, executing and managing a large volume of agreements. Experience in research in the higher education sector would be highly regarded. For specific criteria please review the Position Description.

Download File RGC Contracts Officer PD.pdf

To Apply: If you would like to contribute to a high performing research funding management team, please submit a cover letter, CV and response to the selection criteria.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T: +61 2 9065 7058

Applications close: 11:55pm, Thursday 22nd April 2021

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.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).

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