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Grants Coordinator

  • Pivotal role influencing medical research funding and outcomes
  • Part time 30.4 hours per week (0.8FTE)
  • Salary $95,000 - $105,000 full time equivalent plus 9.5% superannuation, $15,900 FBT exempt salary packaging

The research at SVI is made possible by funding from a range of national and international government and private bodies, including National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and private Trusts and Foundations. The Grants Coordinator plays a crucial role in maximising SVI’s grant application success. Reporting to the Head of Research Strategy, the incumbent will act as a conduit between the organisation and funding bodies and partner with SVI’s medical researchers to provide support and guidance on the funding submission process such as reviewing applications, providing feedback on structure, purpose, clarity and eligibility. The Grants Coordinator will be proactive at identifying new sources of funding and build linkages between the organisation and those funding sources.

There are a range of administrative functions in the role that also include timely reporting to funding bodies as well to internal departments such as Business, Finance and Human Resources.

The Grants Coordinator will understand Australia’s medical research sector, the research funding processes and will have demonstrated success in securing research revenue from private or government sources. Ideally the incumbent will have a PhD, or similar post graduate qualifications in Biological Science. Excellent interpersonal skills, time management and attention to detail, proficiency in database management and Microsoft Office applications will be critical to success in the role.

Applications only via Seek please:

Further Information: Dr Anne Johnston, Head Research Strategy

Closing Date:

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Finance Business Partner,  National Reference Laboratory

  • Opportunity to lead financial processes and provide direct value-adding support to a growing organisation making huge strides in the wider community
  • Full time
  • $90-$95K + superannuation + generous $15,900 Salary Packaging (FBT-exempt)

The National Reference Laboratory (NRL) was established as part of the Australian Government’s HIV and AIDS strategy in 1985. NRL supports collaborative scientific partners worldwide in the promotion of accurate diagnosis and management of human communicable diseases, including HIV, HCV and HTLV. It does this by providing specialised services, including pre- and post-market evaluations of test kits, provision of quality assurance programmes to laboratories, specialised testing services, and consultation, education and training for laboratories nationally and internationally. NRL is an official WHO (World Health Organisation) Collaboration Centre.  

NRL has a promising future with opportunities to significantly grow its market and services globally. The organisation is distinct in that it has commercial operations provided in a not-for-profit environment with a strong ethos.  It operates as a division of St Vincent’s Institute (SVI).

With an annual turnover of $10M generated in Australia and overseas, NRL is seeking a Finance Business Partner (FBP) to partner with the NRL Director and Team Leaders to support the cost-effective production and delivery of products and services to laboratories world-wide. The incumbent will work collaboratively as a member of the NRL leadership team to lead the finance function and support and establish delegated financial processes and practices across middle management. She or he will provide expertise and advice to better analyse costs and support the identification and realisation of opportunities for improvement including the assessment of any new business. 

Day to day, the role involves all aspects of the financial operation of NRL, sound financial management including on-time and accurate reporting, financial analysis and the implementation of effective financial controls and processes.  Whilst support will be available with bookkeeping and transaction processing, this is mainly a hands-on role and requires self-initiative in developing and implementing best practice financial management practices from the ground up.

Internal relationship management is a vitally important part of this role and the incumbent will be in regular liaison with the product and service delivery senior staff.

       Selection Criteria: refer to the Position Description in the link at the bottom of this page

Applications: only via Seek please

Enquiries: Maria Pineda-Haufe, Head of Finance  03 9231 2486



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