Assistant Grants Advisor

at La Trobe University

  • Part Time (60%), fixed term position for 12 months
  • Based at La Trobe University's Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $75,073 - 81,138 per annum pro rata plus up to 17% superannuation contribution

About La Trobe:

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

About the role:

The Grants Team is one of the six teams in the research office and oversees the administration of all competitive research grant funding, including ARC, NHMRC, philanthropic, international and other schemes. The team works with researchers across all campuses of the University to develop, manage and coordinate the submission of research grant applications and provides substantial advice and assistance with accepting and establishing successful external grants at La Trobe University.

The Assistant Grants Advisor will work with the Grants Team in the review, submission and management of research funding applications to enhance the University's performance in attracting competitive funding and ensure that the administrative and regulatory requirements of the granting bodies are met.

Responsibilities will include:

The primary function of this role is to advise researchers regarding funding rules, eligibility, research budgeting and the entire life-cycle of the grant for all categories of funding. The successful candidate will work closely with senior members of the team to help establish a pipeline for grant submissions and assist La Trobe researchers to plan and apply for funding opportunities by assisting in the preparation and maintenance of a comprehensive grants calendar.

The successful applicant will be responsible for identifying and assisting eligible researchers in the preparation and submission of applications and take part in critically reading and editing their grant proposals. The incumbent will also take charge of providing comprehensive post-award administration of grants and managing the non- financial aspects of the University's research grant reporting obligations, including grant closure.

Skills and Experience:

To be considered for this role, you will hold a degree, with at least two years' work experience in research and/or grants administration or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or training, such as experience in assisting researchers to obtain competitive grant funding and managing grants for the entire life cycle.

You will have demonstrated experience in working under pressure with a high volume of applications and within time constraints and an ability to multi-task and prioritise allocated work.

You will possess a working knowledge of public and private research funding trends within Australia and internationally, along with excellent written and verbal communication skills, editing and proof reading abilities.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement***.


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How to Apply:

Closing Date: Monday 19th November at 11.55pm Position Enquiries: Dr Sejal Kendal, Executive Grants advisor, TEL: 9479 1108, Email:

Position Description Attached:

Download File HEO6 Assistant Grants Advisor_PD.pdf

Please address Key Selection Criteria and attach these with your application.

This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you have any questions regarding how to apply for this role, please contact Maddie Newman on +61 3 9479 6418 or

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Melbourne Victoria Australia

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