Research Grants Administrator

Job No: GC201941
Location: Darlinghurst, NSW

The Garvan Institute of Medical Research is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes, with over 600 scientists, students and support staff. We pioneer study into the most widespread diseases affecting our community today, including cancer, neurodegenerative and mental diseases, disorders of the immune system, diabetes and obesity, osteoporosis and other skeletal disorders. Genomic technologies are at the basis of much of our research work, supported by Garvan’s Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics and the Garvan-Weizmann Centre for Cellular Genomics. The Garvan Institute is affiliated with UNSW Sydney, which administers the majority of Garvan’s competitive grants.

The Opportunity

We currently have an opportunity for a full-time, permanent Research Grants Administrator to join our Grants Office in end May 2019. This position reports to the Chief Scientific Officer and duties include management of grant submissions through Garvan and through UNSW, compliance checking, and reporting to funding bodies, as well as liaising about grant-related communications to the Institute as a whole.  The Grants Administrator will work on the management of infrastructure grants and their reporting, and will also work closely with the Garvan’s Finance, Partnerships and Human Resource departments.

This position would suit an administrator from the health, research or academic sectors who has some experience with the management of peer-reviewed grants and fellowships.  The Research Grants Administrator will work closely with a partner Grants Administrator and full training and support will be provided.

You’ll be rewarded with a competitive salary and attractive salary packaging options. Garvan offers a welcoming and professional work environment with state-of-the-art modern building and facilities, on-site café, social club, and is close to cafes and public transport.

About You

You will have the following key skills and experience:

  • Knowledge and experience of grants in a public, academic or not-for-profit setting
  • Experience with grants management in a university environment would be an advantage
  • Knowledge of funding organisations such as the National Health and Medical Research Council would be an advantage
  • Exceptional organisational and administration management skills
  • Ability to build positive relationships across a wide range of stakeholders
  • Understanding of the research environment and context
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines and work effectively across a range of tasks simultaneously
  • Strong commitment to quality, accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative and work unsupervised

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the Garvan Careers site via the link below. Applications from other sites will unfortunately not be considered.

Please prepare and submit your application as per the directions below: 

  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria above
  • Your resume including at least 2 referees

Only applicants with full working rights in Australia are eligible to apply for this role.

Closing Date

Applications will be reviewed as received.

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