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Philanthropic Grants Specialist

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Organisation : The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Location : Melbourne (Parkville)

Work Type : Full-time

Sector : Research / Medical Research

Salary Type : Annual Package

Salary : Will be based on qualifications and experience

About the Role

About the position
An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced professional to join Australia’s oldest medical research institute at one of the most important times in its 100-year history.
We are looking for a talented, dynamic and senior Grants Specialist to join a highly skilled Fundraising Team to grow philanthropic funding for research. The Grants Specialist is responsible for writing major funding proposals for the Institute in collaboration with scientists, identifying and cultivating relationships with new and existing donors, and writing top quality acquittal reports in a timely manner. The successful candidate will be driven by the important work that the Institute is doing to benefit human health in the areas of cancer, chronic inflammatory disease and infectious disease.

Selection Criteria
The appointee will demonstrate: • The ability to translate scientific language to winning plain English proposals • Experience with preparing written funding proposals for Trusts, Foundations, Private Ancillary Funds and/or Government grants • Both an in depth understanding of the medical research and philanthropic sectors. Degree qualified in health or medical science or an equivalent alternate combination of knowledge, training and/or experience. • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate sensitively and respectfully with internal and external stakeholders • Results focussed, a self-starter and have the ability to complete work with minimal supervision.

Terms of Appointment
This position is available for three years. A position description is available.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a competitive salary, up to 17% superannuation and very attractive salary packaging options.

For further information please contact Jane Turner –

The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The institute encourages and welcomes interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders for roles within the institute.

At the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute we strive to ensure our staff and students enjoy a great working environment. We value diversity and gender equity in our work force and promote flexible working arrangements for staff to balance working requirements and personal needs. We have implemented a number of gender equity initiatives to support female laboratory heads.

About the Organisation

Organisation Name : The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research is Australia's oldest medical research institute. Based in the heart of Melbourne's biomedical precinct in Parkville, the Institute has more than 800 researchers who are working to understand, prevent and treat diseases including cancer, infectious diseases and immune disorders. More than 100 national and international clinical trials are underway based on research undertaken at the Institute.

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For details concerning this role, please contact

Ms Jane Turner

Phone : (03) 93452555

Email :

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Philanthropic Grants Specialist via Pro Bono Australia.


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