Legal Counsel (Research)

Expiring today

The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
$116,557 - $124,698
Sep 09, 2021
Sep 20, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Part Time
(HEO9) $116,557 to $124,698 per annum (pro rata) plus an employer contribution of up to 17% superannuation may apply.

Continuing, part time (0.8 FTE) opportunity available.

Provide legal services on research related matters to the University across a range of divisions to support the University's strategic plan to grow research revenue and impact.

The University's legal function is part of the Legal and Risk Branch within the Division of University Operations. The Branch provides services and advice across a range of disciplines including legal, risk, compliance, insurance, contracts, governance, internal audit liaison and co-ordination, intellectual property, trusts and bequests. The Legal and Risk Branch also manages University-wide frameworks for Legal Compliance, Risk Management, Contract Management and Trust and Bequest Management.

Working in a team reporting to the Team Leader, Research Legal Services, this position is responsible for providing legal services on research related matters to the University including in particular to Research Services, the Division of Research and Innovation, Innovation and Commercial Partners, the University's controlled entities, and the Adelaide Graduate Centre. The type of matters supported include contract research, consultancy, collaborations, strategic partnerships, research grants and intellectual property commercialisation (including growing focus on licensing, creation of new spin out entities and taking equity in existing companies by the University).

To be successful you will need:
  • Demonstrated post qualification experience handling complex commercial matters under minimal supervision at a level equivalent to a Senior Associate in a law firm.
  • Excellent understanding of commercial law and intellectual property issues, experience with complex commercial contracts.
  • Demonstrated high level negotiation and engagement skills.
  • Demonstrated high level communication skills, in particular written, verbal, interpersonal and presenting to groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with confidential and sensitive matters.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaboration - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity consistent with our Staff Values and Behaviour Framework and our Values of integrity, respect, collegiality, excellence and discovery. We firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills, knowledge and capability of all our staff.

We embrace flexibility as a key principle to allow our people to manage the changing demands of work, personal and family life. Flexible working arrangements are on offer for all roles at the University.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Your division's broader role

The Division of University Operations enables the University's delivery of high-quality and distinct learning, teaching and research experiences. Its responsibilities link to Adelaide's strategic plan and focus on people, community, assets and infrastructure, and processes.

If you have the talent, we'll give you the opportunity. Together, let's make history.

Click on the 'Apply Online' button below to be taken through to the online application form. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, resume, and upload a document that includes your responses to all of the selection criteria for the position as contained in the position description or selection criteria document.

Applications close 11:55pm, 20 September 2021.

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.