Job no: 0038353

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer

Department/School: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

Salary: $83,301 - $90,170 (UOM 6)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

About Research, Innovation and Commercialisation (RIC)

RIC is a specialist team dedicated to enabling the University's research and enterprise mission working closely with our academics, professional colleagues, industry partners, funding agencies and government agencies. We have a passion to see our academics and their collaboration partners succeed, achieve research excellence and translate their discoveries into real-world innovation and impact. RIC operates University-wide across all ten Faculties and Chancellery.

About the role

The Grants Officer (International) provides efficient and effective support for research grants as well as assisting researchers and the University to meet obligations to research funders and partner organisations, with a focus on National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Defense (DoD) and other research funders. These funders of research may include international, philanthropic or other specialised groups of funders of research, including University of Melbourne internal funding schemes. The position will focus on supporting and influencing academics to submit high quality grant proposals and facilitating project set up of complex, multidisciplinary, Internationally funded research projects at the University. Of the two positions available, one role will be predominantly focused on project set up working closely with and reporting to the Senior Grants Officer (International).

About you

You will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline and subsequent relevant experience and/or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/training
  • Demonstrated experience planning and organising successful submission of research grant proposals and establishment of high prestige research projects within large organisations, including facilitating the execution of funding agreements with funding bodies and collaborating organisations
  • Demonstrated experience building strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver programs and/or coordination of projects
  • A sound understanding of financial terminology and concepts and the ability to analyse budgets against guidelines and policy
  • Proven ability to thrive in a changing and fast paced environment


  • Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme
  • Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions
  • The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment
  • A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne

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The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the for the role.

  • For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to

Advertised: 05 Feb 2020 12:00 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: 27 Feb 2020 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time