Research contract and administrative support manager job at UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY

  • Opportunity to leverage and develop your skills in contract administration and analysis
  • Full-time, CDD until December 30, 2024
  • $89,759 to $96,764 + 17% retirement pension

About the Opportunity

Like a Research Contracts & Administrative Support Officeryou will support the end-to-end management and administration of research and professional contract funding agreements, grants, tenders and fellowships.

Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • work as part of the post-award grant management team in the research portfolio
  • ensure the execution of contracts, grants and scholarships awarded in a timely manner
  • assume responsibility for university-wide administrative processes and procedures
  • build trusting relationships within a complex web of inter-university environments
  • work with members of search operations to systematically review administrative procedures.

About you

  • experience in research and grant administration, ideally in the higher education sector
  • experience managing a high volume administrative environment with strict deadlines
  • the ability to plan, prioritize and organize your own workload
  • ability to interpret policies and provide support using your own body of knowledge and experience
  • knowledge of national and international research funding opportunities, processes and policies
  • well-developed customer service skills and experience and can work independently under general direction.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Australian temporary residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed-term contract for the duration of their visa, depending on hiring area and position requirements.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of any required pre-employment or background checks on terms satisfactory to the University. Likewise, your continued employment is conditional on your satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary action, including termination of your employment.

EEO declaration

At the University of Sydney, our shared values ​​include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a university community that reflects the larger community we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase the participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people with disabilities, people from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all walks of life.

How to register

Applications (including a cover letter, CV and any additional supporting documents) can be submitted through the To apply button at the top of the page.

If you are a current University employee or a contingent worker with access to Workday, please log in to your Working day account and navigate to the Career icon on your dashboard. Click on USYD Find Jobs and apply.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable accommodation or support in completing this application, please contact Rachel Strong, Recruitment Operations, on 02 8627 7612 or email rachel.strong@

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022 11:59 PM