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  • Legal qualified paralegal or lawyer looking for a change?
  • Interested in drafting/negotiating research & IP related contracts?
  • Join the CSIRO Commercial Contracts team

CSIRO’s vision is to be Australia’s innovation catalyst, boosting the country’s innovation performance and creating value for our customers that makes a positive difference to our nation.  At CSIRO it is an exciting time, where the focus is on Australia’s future and cultivating a competitive edge for global engagement for National Benefit, a core part of CSIRO’s 2020 strategy.

The NSW/ACT Commercial Contracts team is currently seeking 2 experienced Contract Managers with legal qualifications or relevant contract experience.  The Contract Manager will provide contract preparation, drafting and associated paralegal services, within either CSIRO Data 61 or Agriculture and Food Business Units.

Specifically you will be responsible for:

  • Preparation and negotiation of research/IP related contract terms for a specified internal client group.
  • Providing advice to research staff on appropriate contracting pathways, agreement selection and other non-complex contracting matters.

Location:  Position 1 - Black Mountain (Canberra) supporting Agriculture & Food Business Unit.
                  Position 2 –Marsfield (Sydney)  supporting CSIRO Data 61 Business Unit


Salary: AU $78K to AU $88K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:  Indefinite
Job Reference: 31292


To be successful you will need:

  • Demonstrated experience in drafting and amending contract terms and conditions (preferably in research related contracts).
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills, including an ability to clearly communicate contractual issues and risks to relevant personnel.
  • Demonstrated high level analytical skill and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively identify and solve problems and make sound judgements.

Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria click here: Position details document

Who we are: The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world.
We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

How to Apply:  Please upload ONE document only containing both your CV/Resume and cover letter and ensure you provide enough information relevant to this position to enable the selection panel to determine your suitability.  

Applications close: 11:59 AEDT on 30 January 2017



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