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The University of Melbourne

About Chief Operating Operator Portfolio The Chief Operating Officer (COO) Portfolio is responsible for the University’s budget and financial performance, and the management of its property and capital. It also delivers efficient and effective shared services in support of all aspects of the University’s business. About the role As Senior Contracts Officer, you will be responsible for efficiently and effectively facilitating the negotiation and execution of research and other agreements, and managing contracts through to completion.

You must be able to cultivate productive and collaborative working relationships within the Research Contracts team and with other RIC staff to enable seamless progression of research transactions, and with relevant stakeholders in Chancellery, University Services and Academic Divisions. About you You will enjoy working as part of a collaborative team and with stakeholders across the organisation. Your strong planning, prioritisation and organisational skills allow you to successfully work to competing deadlines.

- A law degree and/or demonstrated experience and expertise in drafting, negotiating, advising on contracts within a commercial or government environment - A good working knowledge of contract law, and commercial contracting (with prior experience in commercial law, government, and intellectual property being desirable) - Demonstrated understanding of key risk issues associated with research and commercial contracts and the ability to identify, understand, and clearly articulate the implications of contract terms and risk - Ability to apply initiative, judgment and problem solving skills, particularly to issues in commercial contracting; Benefits - Maximise your benefits through our Salary Packaging scheme - Flexible family friendly policies, providing generous leave and working conditions - The opportunity to work in a culturally rich environment - A substantial discount to eligible staff and their immediate families in undertaking further studies at the University of Melbourne To find out more, go to http://about.unimelb.edu.

au/careers/staff-benefits Culture The University is a vibrant campus. We have well-established clubs and networks giving the opportunity to engage and collaborate with other staff around the University. We strive to create an environment where staff and students promote culturally inclusive behaviour and activities, ensure cultural differences are heard and explored, and actively seek to learn from other cultures.

How to apply Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria found in the Position Description for the role. For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria/competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.

edu.au/careers/selection-criteria Please note: Advertising extended until 22 Aug 2021 Position Description.

Date13 September 2021

Location -

type Full Time

Salary $96,002 - $103,921

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