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Team Leader – Research Grants Pre-Award

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Other location
Categories: Research Administration support

Why your role matters

  • Member of the Research Grants & Contracts senior leadership team
  • $127,781 - $135,589 + 17% super + annual leave loading
  • Full-time (35 hrs week), continuing role

Lead and support a newish team delivering high-quality customer service to internal clients in the pre-award space (including all competitive grant and tender applications). In this hands-on role you’ll have your finger on the pulse and actively contribute to the day-to-day workload of the team, as well as liaising with a broad range of internal stakeholders. As a member of the RCG leadership, you’ll also contribute to strategic planning and the continuous improvement culture to deliver improvements to workflow, service delivery and quality assurance.

The Team Leader reports to the Director Research Grants and Contracts and has four direct reports in addition to short term project officers throughout the major application rounds.

The Organisation

Research Grants and Contracts (RGC) within the Division of Research and Enterprise 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.

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. If you want a career where you can thrive, be challenged and do meaningful work, you’re in the right place.

Who you are

You can demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the Australian research funding environment, as well as leading and developing a collaborative, customer service focussed team. Your experience managing multiple concurrent projects, allocating resources, and meeting deadlines will also be critical.

To Apply: If contributing to a high performing research grant funding team is of interest to you, please submit your CV, Cover Letter and responses to Skills and Experience required (in the Position Description) via the APPLY button.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55pm, Wednesday 8th December 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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