Current opportunities at Melbourne


Job no: 0051954

Work type: Continuing

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Chief Operating Officer Portfolio

Department/School: Research, Innovation and Commercialisation

Salary: $87,007 - $94,181 (UOM 6)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 17% super

In 2021 The University of Melbourne has embarked on the Professional Services Redesign (PSR) to enable services improvement and more effective ways of working. This opportunity has been newly created as part of the PSR.

About Research Innovation and Commercialisation

RIC is a specialist team dedicated to enabling the University's research and enterprise mission working closely with our academics, professional colleagues, industry partners, funding agencies and government agencies.  We have a passion to see our academics and their collaboration partners succeed, achieve research excellence and translate their discoveries into real-world innovation and impact.  RIC operates University-wide across all ten Faculties and Chancellery. 

About the role

As Research Finance Officer, you will manage a portfolio of funding programs/streams and awards allocated to your client cluster. You will be the single point of contact for Chief Investigators (CI's) for the duration of the funding programs, including supporting CI's in managing financial resources and navigating complex funding rules. You will manage all financial aspects of the various projects within the portfolio, including but not limited to; advice on budgeting, interim and final cost claims, expenditure reports and reporting to partners where required.

Please note, we currently have multiple Research Finance Officers opportunities available, supporting our various client clusters: One continuing position and two fixed-term opportunities (2 years).

About you

You have the demonstrated ability to show good judgement, initiative and undertake tasks independently while knowing when to seek advice. You are flexible and adaptable, and work well within a team environment.

You will further have:

  • A relevant tertiary degree with subsequent on-the-job experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education/training.
  • Strong understanding of the rules and requirements of various funding schemes, e.g. ARC, NHMRC.
  • Demonstrate excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work to competing deadlines.
  • Demonstrated good written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders.


-  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

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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 cover letter (one page) outlining your motivation to apply for this role and describing what skills and experience you will bring to it. Please further attach a current version of your CV.

Please note that you are not expected to provide detailed responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

Position Description

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