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Research Contracts and Due Diligence Consultant

Apply now Job no: 508897
Work type: Full Time
Vacancy type: Internal Vacancy, External Vacancy
Categories: Legal

Research Contracts & Due Diligence Consultant

  • Salary Package: From $105,298 - $117,167 (HEW 8), plus 17% superannuation and annual leave loading.
  • Appointment Type: Full time, continuing.
  • Location:  North Ryde, Macquarie Park

The Role

Research Services, within Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) portfolio is seeking a Research Contracts & Due Diligence Consultant.  This role will provide specialist advice and expertise in relation to research contracts due diligence and legislation.

The Research Contracts team is responsible for managing the execution of research agreements, arranging for review and execution of agreements, and liaising and negotiating with other parts of the University and with external parties as appropriate.

About You

The successful applicant will have Bachelors Degree in Law and/or equivalent experience in paralegal or contract management.  The ideal applicant will have expertise in contracts and intellectual property law and experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial (and/or research) contracts; exceptional stakeholder engagement skills; and the ability to communicate complex legal matters in layman’s terms efficiently and effectively. Of particular importance will be experience in undertaking due diligence and conducting risk assessment in relation to contracts and strong problem-solving skills that support the translation of complex problems into practical and workable solutions.

About Us

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) [DVCR] is responsible for the development and strategic enhancement of Macquarie University's research, research training, and innovation profile as well as the creation, support and advancement of local, national, and international research collaborations and partnerships.

Research Services is responsible for the management of research that takes place at Macquarie University or is conducted by University staff.

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 To Apply

To be considered for this position, please apply online and attach your resume and a separate cover letter no more than 2 pages that outlines how you meet the role requirements.

Please note that applications are currently open to internal applicants only 

For further information please view the position description below.

Position Description: Download File Research Contracts & Due Dilligence Consultant.pdf

Role Enquiries: Ross McLennan, Executive Director Research Services –

General Recruitment Enquiries: Sarah Bate, Human Resources Manager –

Internal Applications Close: Friday 29 January 2021 at 11.55 pm AEDT

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