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Apply nowJob no:509369
Work type:Full-time
Location:Geelong - Waurn Ponds
Categories:Administration, Research

  • Full-time (36.75 hours per week) and fixed term 12 months
  • Based at Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus
  • HEW 7 ($89,427 - $98,468 + 17% super)

The Role

Team Leader, Grants Officers is a key contact for the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and is responsible for managing NHMRC awards, along with grants from other schemes. l. They provide advice and guidance to ensure applications are compliant with funding body requirements and provide feedback to improve the calibre and quality of University submissions. This role will also work very closely with researchers, Faculties, Institutes, Strategic Research Centres and other sections of the University to support and identify grant development opportunities.

This position supports the administration of competitive research grants and fellowships from application through to acquittal and provides advice to clients on all aspects of research grants administration and management.

Your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supervise all processes associated with grant and fellowship applications
  • Lead and manage the post-award processes associated with successful or transferred awards to ensure that the contractual requirements of respective funding bodies are met in a timely manner, data collection and reporting of these activities is accurate and the University’s reputation with external funding bodies is protected and enhanced
  • Actively manage researcher and Faculty/Institute/SRC relationships to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction
  • Develop and maintain a high level of expertise in funding bodies and schemes, including the NHMRC, and coordinate and liaise with the relevant funding body on behalf of the University
  • Implement all University policies that relate to the position’s responsibilities, including, those relating to equal opportunity, occupational health and safety, risk management, staff development and staff performance planning and review
  • Responsible for leading staff who provide pre and post award support and services to Deakin researchers.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience or a degree from a recognised tertiary institution;
  • Experience in administration of research grants (pre and post-award);
  • Experience working in a busy, complex, administrative environment as part of a hardworking and collaborative team;
  • Experience interpreting policies, guidelines and procedures, reviewing and editing documentation against eligibility requirements and providing clear, concise advice or constructive feedback to clients;
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of research or other comparable databases and a high level of competence in using standard office computing applications;
  • Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills; and
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and prioritise tasks, and to meet rigid and conflicting demands and deadlines, along with the ability to adapt to changed priorities

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

 PD - Team Leader Research Grants.pdf

Applications for this position close on Tuesday 6th April, 2021

Please submit your cover letter, updated resume and responses to the key selection criteria in your application.

This position is only open to current continuing, fixed-term and casual employees of Deakin University.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.