Research Grants and Development Assistant

Research Grants and Development Assistant

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

An excellent opportunity exists for a Research Grants and Development Assistant 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 team supporting the activities of the Research Grants and Development Office. Specifically, you will be responsible for supporting the implementation and evaluation of Institute-wide research development initiatives, managing reporting requirements and the team inbox, data, support compliance checking at peak periods, respond to general researcher queries, manage funding opportunities via internal systems, support post-award management, and streamlining of processes and procedures for the team.

Selection Criteria

We are seeking someone with an inclusive working style who has a high level of energy, enthusiasm and initiative and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

To be successful in this role you will have:  

  • An equivalent mix of education and relevant work experience.
  • Excellent organisational skills, the ability to prioritise tasks, and the ability to anticipate future requirements and work under pressure.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and initiative.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as demonstrated customer service skills in liaising with stakeholders at a variety of levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in, but not limited to: Microsoft Office suite of programs, Adobe Acrobat.
  • Familiarity with competitive research grant funding opportunities would be an advantage.

Terms of appointment

This position is available for 3 years in a full-time capacity. Salary is HEW 5 ($70,971 – $81,520) 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/JRSK121020 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.