The Research Funding Officer is responsible for providing timely and efficient project management services and advice across a portfolio of grant, contract research, clinical trial and consultancy projects.
In the role you will:
-Provide high level review of funding applications for quality and compliance (major schemes only), including provision of advice to researchers and research Hub staff regarding funding categorisation, grantsmanship and compliance with relevant University policies (including but not limited to correct budgeting and allocation of indirect costs).
-Project manage a portfolio of grant, contract research, consultancy and clinical trial projects and services.
-Provide detailed advice to students, staff and other University clients regarding research funding post-award activities, policies, procedures and requirements.
-Provide contract management services across the grant, contract research, consultancy and clinical trial portfolios, including facilitating timely review, negotiation and execution of project agreements, sub contracts, variations and other related contracts (including non- financial agreements such as confidentiality agreements and material transfer agreements), in conjunction with UTAS legal staff, and ensuring all contracts are correctly executed under the University's delegation policy.
-Prepare and interpret research operations reports, statistics, correspondence and other documentation in order to communicate complex or controversial ideas or concepts relating to an issue.
You will be employed on a full time, fixed term basis.
To be considered, you will have:
-A degree qualification with subsequent relevant experience in administration, contract or project management, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.
-Demonstrated ability to provide research grant, project or contract management services, including high level administrative and operational support.
-Demonstrated capacity to build and maintain effective working relationships, including the ability to liaise effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
-A demonstrated capacity to act independently within established guidelines and make sound judgements.
-Capacity to undertake a diverse range of tasks and manage competing priorities, in a complex working environment, displaying initiative and sound judgement.
Appointment to this role will be at HEO 6 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $91,842 comprising base salary within the range of $76,147 to $83,874 plus 9.5% superannuation.
For further information about this position please contact Jodie Lamont, Manager(Research Funding), Jodie.Lamont@utas.edu.au / 03 6226 2699
**Please note, your application must as a minimum include your resume, a cover letter and your responses to the position/selection criteria.
Applications close Sunday, 27 January 2019 at 11:55pm.
Position Description - Research Funding Officer.pdf