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Manager, Research Contracts

Job no: 593579
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Legal Services, Governance, Research and Innovation

  • Full-time, fixed-term position until 17 June 2022   
  • Salary Level HEW 9 + 17% Superannuation and Flexible Working Arrangements 
  • Based at the City campus

About us 

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 

Our purpose is to offer life-changing experiences for our students, and to help shape the world with research, innovation, teaching and industry engagement. With strong industry connections forged over 130 years, collaboration with industry remains integral to RMIT’s leadership in education, applied and innovative research, and to the development of highly skilled, globally focused graduates. 

Culture 

Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

Our people make everything at the University possible. We encourage new approaches to work and learning, stimulating change to drive positive impact. RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

About the role

In this role you will review, draft, negotiate and recommend the competitive and commercial research related contracts entered into by the University. These contracts include research undertaken by the University following a competitive grant process or through negotiations with an industry partner, sub-contracting of research services, collaborative research agreements, Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs), Centres of Excellence and scholarship agreements. You will prepare recommendations on risk, risk management, and compliance with RMIT's policies and procedures to enable the University to make an informed decision when signing competitive and commercial contracts.

About you 

You will have contract management experience in the government or industry sector including the ability to prepare, review, negotiate and advise on contracts to ensure excellent corporate and commercial outcomes. Substantial experience in assessing and managing legal risks/issues such as intellectual property, insurances and indemnities, relating to large scale government and industry contracts, preferably research and development related projects, will be imperative to your success in this role. In addition, you will have expertise in establishing and maintaining strong professional relationships and effective networks with internal and external stakeholders i.e. industry and government. You will also be a positive change influencer and advocate for service excellence and continuous improvement across R&I.

Qualifications

A relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent combination of qualifications and relevant work experience.

Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children check.

Bring Your Whole Self to Work 

We are better for our diversity. When we listen to those who are different to us, or challenge us, we grow stronger together. When we feel like we belong, we can achieve so much more. We respect each other, embrace our differences and build a sense of belonging in our team and beyond.  

We are proud that our dedication to diversity has been recognised by a broad spectrum of external organisations. Visit our Linkedin Life pages to learn more and see some of our most recent wins. 

RMIT has a strong dhumbali (commitment) to the employment, development and retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within a culturally safe environment; we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. 

To Apply  

Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘Apply’ link below. 

Download File Position Description - Manager, Research Contracts.pdf

Applications close on Tuesday 9th March 2021 at 11:55pm. 

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RMIT is a Disability Confident Recruitment Team and we are happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us at TalentSupport@rmit.edu.au telling us your preferred type of communication and we will be in touch as soon as possible to discuss your requirements. 

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community. 

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Australia and who are not affected by travel restrictions. Please see the latest updates to Australia’s immigration and border arrangements during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/ 

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