Careers at Children's Cancer Institute
Grants Officer

Randwick - Sydney, Australia  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Permanent  
Research Development & Partnerships (RDP)
Supporting Documentation:

  • Help us cure childhood cancer
  • Innovative, collaborative and positive team-orientated environment
  • Flexible working options

Children’s Cancer Institute is the only medical research institute in Australia wholly dedicated to curing childhood cancer and one of the leading medical childhood cancer research institutes worldwide. Our vision is to save the lives of all children with cancer and improve their long-term health, 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 leading the national Zero Childhood Cancer personalised medicine program for children with the most aggressive cancers, in partnership with the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network. Zero Childhood Cancer is the most exciting childhood cancer research initiative ever undertaken in Australia and is a world-leading initiative

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Research Grants Officer to join our dynamic team on a full-time permanent basis. The purpose of this role is to generate and manage research funding in line with best practice research governance standards at the Children’s Cancer Institute (the Institute). The Research Grants Officer will coordinate the following operational issues related to research activities with the aim of maximising funding opportunities and success, as well as ensuring compliance with relevant guidelines and regulations: grant funding, consumer engagement and research agreements. The role will work with the Trusts & Foundations Executive and various research teams at the Institute to identify relevant and attractive funding opportunities and translate these into compelling funding proposals, as well as liaising with researchers and the Finance Team to meet post-award research reporting and acquittal deadlines.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Develop and manage the 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 budget preparation
  • Subject matter expertise on business transformation, process and organisational design and change management.
  • Ongoing development and maintenance of all paper and electronic files and records associated with Fellowships and Grants.
  • Establish strong relationships with all internal research teams to understand their funding requirements.
  • Review and provide feedback on grant proposals to ensure the strongest applications are submitted
  • Coordinating grants workshops and training for Institute research fellows, staff and students in partnership with the Researcher Development and strategy Manager.
  • Develop strong stakeholder relationships, manage stakeholder expectations and regularly communicate with stakeholders. Create presentations and present to various stakeholder groups to convey concepts, ideas and details.
  • Develop a funding needs register
Qualifications, experience and skills required:
  • Strong organisational and time management skills including the ability to set priorities, work within time frames and set deadlines
  • Tertiary qualified in relevant field and/or relevant experience within the tertiary education or MRI sector
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong relationship building and management skills
  • Ability to achieve funding goals in a competitive environment
  • Ability to work independently and as directed by the Research Manager within the Research Development & Operations team


Children’s Cancer Institute is strongly committed to the growth of their employees, so all team members can fulfil their aspirations. You'll be rewarded with a friendly and professional flexible work environment, comprehensive on-campus facilities, competitive salary, salary packaging options, on-site parking 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.