Research Grants and Development Advisor

Research Grants and Development Advisor

Application closing date: 
Sun, 01/11/2020 - 5:00pm

We have two excellent and exciting opportunities for two experienced Research Grants and Development Advisors to join our newly created team.

About the position

In this newly created diverse and exciting role, you will be a key member of the Research Grants and Development Office, facilitating Institute-wide research development initiatives and leading research grant administration and management.

You will lead post-award processes at the Institute, including establishment of research grant agreements, variations, reporting and grant closure. You will work closely with other professional services teams at the Institute to ensure compliance with grant management processes and exceptional grant governance. You will be responsible for transforming current processes to deliver outstanding research grant management across the Institute and will be the point of contact for specific Institute Thematic area(s).

This role has a critical responsibility to support the Senior Research Grants and Development Managers to co-ordinate and submit grant applications.

Selection Criteria

We are seeking candidates who have an inclusive working style, a high level of energy and enthusiasm coupled with the initiative and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment!  

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, ideally postgraduate degree in a science discipline or demonstrated equivalent experience and/or training.
  • Demonstrated experience providing comprehensive post-award administration and management of research grants.
  • Evidence of transforming business processes to facilitate positive organisational change.
  • Experience in facilitating the successful implementation of strategies to increase research income and researcher development initiatives.
  • Track record of achievement in partnering with researchers to manage complex research grants.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of grant funding programs, research funding rules and regulatory framework, and grants management across the grant lifecycle.
  • Grant writing, editing and proposal and budget development experience for a range of funding opportunities.
  • Planning and organisational skills and demonstrated capacity to prioritise and multitask, including working across multiple initiatives and multiple projects concurrently while meeting deadlines.
  • High level analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills.

Terms of appointment

This position is available for 3 years in a full-time capacity. Salary is HEW 7 ($90,831 - $98,325), dependant on experience. Up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options are available.

General enquiries can be directed to Dr Sejal Kendal, Head, Research Grants and Development

A position description is available.

How to apply

Please email your application including cover letter, CV and a letter addressing the key selection criteria in pdf format to, quoting reference WEHI/JRADV121020 in the subject line.

Application closing date:  1 November 2020

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment.  We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads.