Casual Employment Opportunities

Research Grants and Contracts

Casual Project Officers - **Now Open** - Applications close 5pm Friday 22 March 2019  

Exciting opportunities exists in the Research Grants and Contracts,  Grants Management Office at UNSW for Casual Project Officers to work during the major grant application rounds to the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) -Ideas Grants. UNSW submits more than 1000 research grant applications to the ARC and NHMRC in the first 5 months of each year.

Project Officers will join the Grants Management Teams to review research grant applications for compliance and eligibility with the funding body rules and instructions; provide accurate and timely feedback to researchers; and ensure that grants are compliant and submitted on time.The successful applicants will have excellent skills in oral and written communication, problem solving, customer service and administration.

Project Officers will be required to work starting Monday 8 April 2019 to Wednesday 8 May 2019.

You must be able to commit to at least 5 days per week for the entire period. The hours are usually 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday, however, flexibility will be required for extra work in the evenings and weekend work in the two weeks leading up to the submission deadline. Compulsory paid training will be provided as part of the role.The roles are office-based at the UNSW Kensington campus.

Application close 5pm 22 March 2019

Instructions on on how to apply;

  1. Complete all parts the application form;
  2. Provide your Resume (2 pages maximum)
  3. Provide a two page response addressing the selection criteria. Applicants should systemically address the selection criteria demonstrating their experience and suitability for the role.If an application does not systematically address the selection criteria it may not be considered.
  4. Combine your application documents (Application Form, Selection Criteria & Resume) into (1) single PDF document

Email your application document to:, using the subject Line: "Casual Project Officer Application 2019’ by close of business Friday 22 March 2019.

Need more information?

After you have reviewed the position description and application form, if you have any questions about casual role or how to submit your application please email Courtney Gunn -