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Lead, Research Funding and Performance

Apply now Job no: 505230
Work type: Part-time
Location: Flexible
Categories: Administration, Research

  • Based at our Geelong or Melbourne Burwood Campuses
  • Part-time (0.8) and fixed term to 23rd December 2022
  • HEW 8 $100,289+ 17% Superannuation 

Working within the Institute for Health Transformation, the primary purpose of the role is to develop and implement institute wide strategies to improve the quality and success of research applications as well as continuously reviewing and improving processes to support these strategies. The position supports the Institute’s researchers to ensure they are well placed to lead and support Category 2-4 applications as well as some large Category 1 grant schemes including the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF), NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence (CRE) grant and NHMRC Partnership grant scheme.

A confident communicator with excellent stakeholder management skills, you will work closely with senior researchers and other stakeholders at all levels. Your ability to engage and influence people will be key to your success in this role. This role can be complex and requires an individual with strong systems thinking, a diligent eye for detail and advanced Excel skills. 

Your key responsibilities will include:     

  • Develop, implement and evaluate an efficient and effective tender application process in consultation with Deakin Research Innovations and Institute for Health Transformation executives to ensure tender submissions are timely, of high quality and meet all contractual requirements.
  • Coordinate the write up of tender submissions including organising and facilitating research/investigator team meetings and development and allocation of key tasks.
  • Lead the implementation of the Institute’s Cat 1 Grant Development Process across Domains and the Institute. 
  • Track progress of all Cat 1 activity across the Institute including applications in development, submitted, undergoing repurposing and monitor success rates under each Scheme.
  • Liaise with the Senior Adviser, Research Development at the Faculty of Health to ensure that researchers whose submission are categorised as a near miss are appropriately supported to improve their submission and/or repurpose to an alternative funding scheme.
  • Provide high level strategic advice to investigators on improving the quality of the submissions during the development stage and ensure overall University and Institute quality standards are met in relation to project planning, methodology, budget, curriculum vitae, referees and risk mitigation.
  • Provide additional support to investigators in preparing submission including facilitating additional internal and external reviews and access to specialist writing and editorial support.
  • Prepare reports for the IHT Director and Executive Committee on the success of grant submissions (Cat 1-4) and provide high level strategic advice on improving processes to increase successful outcomes and maximise research income.
  • Act as the central contact point for the IHT on all matters concerning grant and tender applications.
  • Coordinate and Chair the IHT Research Committee and facilitate their effective contributions to the grant and tender strategies.
  • Maintain a directory of IHT researchers, their research interest areas and a standard suite of generic information which can be utilised for tenders and grant submissions.

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • An equivalent combination of training and experience or a Postgraduate qualification in Business Management/ Commerce and/or Health.
  • Significant management and leadership experience in a university, research institute or equivalent, including research management, financial monitoring, meeting and event organisation and staff management.
  • Navigating Complexity: Proactively and quickly making sense of complex issues; responding effectively to difficult and ambiguous situations.
  • Planning and Organising: Plans, analyses and co-ordinates the delivery of projects while balancing priorities and resources.
  • Analysis and Problem Solving: Sources relevant information; identifies problems and offers sustainable practical solutions.
  • Continuous Improvement: Proactively improves the efficiency and quality of existing materials processes and systems.
  • Collaboration: Proactively supports working together, shares ideas and provides constructive feedback; respects and values others.

For a copy of the position description, please see below:

Download File Position Description - Lead, Research Funding and Performance - 505230.pdf

Applications for this position close on 30th November 2020.

This role requires the incumbent to apply for and maintain a Working With Children Check (refer to Deakin’s Recruitment Procedure for further details).

Please submit your updated resume and a short cover letter outlining your skills and experience for this role.

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Kate Morrissy, Executive Officer, at k.morrissy@deakin.edu.au

Are You Ready?

Deakin is a Victorian university with a global impact. We are an agile, dynamic and innovative university committed to making a positive impact through our excellence in education, research and innovation and the contributions we make to the wider community.

We understand that our reputation has been built on the dedication and expertise of our staff and we offer a dynamic and diverse working environment with opportunities to grow and develop careers. We believe that a progressive, thriving culture will ensure that people choose to come, and stay at Deakin and contribute to our ongoing success.

We value diversity and aim to build an inclusive environment that champions, embraces and respects differences. We support and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and people of all cultures, sexual orientation, and genders.

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