Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Grants Manager

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Permanent  
Research Management (RM)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Modern, world-class facilities
  • Convenient Randwick location, close to transport

Do you have a passion to help children? A passion to help us beat this devastating disease and assist in securing the funding to achieve this?

Children's Cancer Institute is wholly dedicated to putting an end to childhood cancer and is the only medical research institute in Australia solely dedicated to this cause. We don't just hope to do it – we will do it; and we're looking for the brightest minds to help us get there. Children's Cancer Institute provides the best possible environment for our staff thrive with state-of-the-art facilities at the Lowy Cancer Research Centre, UNSW Australia – one of the leading cancer research centres in the world.

We are searching for an experienced Grants Manager to oversee all aspects of the Institute’s pre and post award grant management endeavours. Key duties include: optimising the grant administration process, preparing progress reports, ensuring compliance with grant regulations, reviewing and contributing to grant proposals, managing grant databases, engaging with donor agencies, educating staff on policies and preparing financial reports.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and manage a rolling calendar of identified international and national opportunities for relevant funding applications including the submission of proposals, providing expert advice on eligibility, adherence to guidelines and assistance with preparation.
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of all records associated with all research-linked funding, including (but not limited to) Fellowships, Project Grants, Program Grants, Development Grants, Grants-in-Aid, Travel, philanthropic and other funding.
  • Effective, optimised coordination of grant administration and financial reporting that complies with contractual obligations to the funder in liaison with the Grants Management Office at the University of NSW (UNSW), using the grants database, InfoEd.
  • Establish strong relationships with all internal research teams to understand their funding requirements.
  •  In collaboration with other team members provide support to the development of compelling proposals that successfully attract funding and ensure timely submission of research funding applications.
  • Review and provide feedback on grant proposals to ensure the strongest applications are submitted.
  • Develop a funding needs register
  • Coordinate grants workshops and training for Institute research fellows, staff and students in partnership with the Researcher Development and Strategy Manager.

Qualifications, experience and skills required:

  • Strong organisational and time management skills including the ability to set priorities, work within time frames and set deadlines.
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback to improve the quality of scientific grants.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated initiative.
  • Strong interpersonal collaboration, negotiation and communications skills.
  • Strong relationship building and management skills.
  • Ability to achieve funding goals in a competitive environment.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently and as directed by the Director, Research Development and Partnership within the Research Development & Partnerships team.
  • Behave in an ethical and professional manner at all times within the culture of Children’s Cancer Institute.

This is an excellent opportunity to work in an inspiring workplace, whilst growing your career as a Grant Manager. We are strongly committed to the growth of our employees so all staff can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, a competitive salary, salary packaging options, access to a leading EAP program and regular social activities. Join a group of dedicated people in a performance-driven environment to achieve success and discover what it's like to look forward to coming to work every day and make a real difference. We're looking for people who share our values of accountability, integrity and camaraderie, teamwork, sharing and excellence, success and satisfaction.

A detailed job description and additional information about Children's Cancer Institute can be found on our website at: We embrace diversity and encourage applications from people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.

To apply, please click the 'APPLY' link and forward both your resume AND cover letter clearly addressing the qualifications, experience and skills required. Note: Applications will be reviewed prior to the closing date; which is dependent on the status of the recruitment process.