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The Australian National University

Senior Research Contracts Officer

Apply now Job no: 518710
Work type: Continuing
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7

Classification: ANU Officer 6/7 (Administration)
Salary package: $77,408 - $89,370 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full Time, Continuing (three positions available)

Supporting research at ANU

Position overview

Opportunities exist for motivated individuals with experience in research contract review and negotiation to work in a newly established University Contracts Office at the Australian National University.  The ANU is a research intensive university with academics committed to solving problems through big picture and applied research.

The University Research Contracts Office sits within the ANU Research and Innovation Portfolio. The ANU is committed to expanding its research focus in line with the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan to increase engagement with industry and business. The University Research Contracts Office has been established to support the ANU's Strategic goals and provide a focus for expertise in the review and negotiation of research and research related contracts.  The office will be organised into two teams; Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS) and Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics and Medical Research (STEMM), in order to best cater for the 7 ANU academic colleges.

The Senior Contracts Officers will report to the Leaders of the HASS and STEMM teams and work closely with each of the seven College Research Offices across the University. The Contracts Officers will be responsible for liaising with the Legal Office and other Research and Innovation Portfolio areas to provide advice and support in the review and negotiation of research and research related contracts.

For further information or a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Dr Lynne Whitehead E:

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to lodge an expression of interest for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A 2 page (maximum) response to the selection criteria which outlines your strengths against the position description, including concrete examples.  
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least two referees. If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.
Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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