Grants Development Manager

Job Title: Grants Development Manager
Contract Type: Permanent Recruitment
Location: Newcastle, New South Wales
Reference: BBBH20523_1611884487
Contact Name: Sally Bartley
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 29, 2021 12:41

Job Description

The mission of Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is to improve the health and wellbeing of the community by undertaking world-class research, from discovery to applied, in collaboration with their partners, the University of Newcastle, Hunter New England Local Health District and the Community.

As part of the implementation of HMRI's current strategic plan, the newly created Grants Development Team will enable HMRI to continue to build on collaboration and efficiency, and to focus on activities and projects of greatest value to delivering vital life-changing health and medical research.

About this role

The role of the HMRI Grants Development Unit is to increase HMRI's research performance and profile by partnering with senior leaders, researchers and professional services teams across multiple organisations to secure competitive national and international research funding, increase the level and diversity of research funding and facilitate excellent research outcomes by delivering grant development strategies.

The Grants Development Unit will lead the development and submission of all competitive research grant funding, including National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) and other local and international schemes from government and industry sources.

The Grants Development Manager is responsible for developing and leading HMRI's Research Grants Development Strategy, including managing relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and directing a competitive program of grants that will optimise research outputs and associated impact.

This position serves as a liaison with key services within HMRI and provides coordination and oversight on the grant development process to ensure that the highest quality grant applications are developed. Key to achieving in this area will be the development of key sector networks and facilitating interactions between HMRI, researchers and external partners; for example, funding bodies, collaborators, industry, government and regulatory authorities.

About you

You will be an outcomes focused person who has skill and experience in the discovery of funding opportunities, you will have experience in leading teams and bring with you grant writing skills that speak to broad audiences. Your background in building quality partnerships and networks will be highly regarded as will be your investigative approach and new partner engagement to position an organisations future funding opportunity both short and long term.

How to apply

To access a copy of the success profile pack including position description and essential criteria, please click here.

Applications should include a cover letter addressing the criteria and a CV. Confidential enquiries can be made to Sally Bartley on 02 4929 1666. 

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