Monash University

Monash University

Senior Lawyer (Specialist Clinical Trials)


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Senior Lawyer (Specialist Clinical Trials)

Job No.: 660947

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

  • Enjoy managing a diverse range of matters within the legal team of a world top 50 university
  • Further develop your exceptional stakeholder management skills, playing an important role in supporting a complex multi-national organisation
  • Benefit from our hybrid working arrangements (3x days in-office, 2x WFH)
  • Great campus amenities with on-site parking, cafes, gym, swimming pool and childcare
  • At Monash, work feels different. There's a sense of belonging, from contributing to something groundbreaking – a place where great things happen.

    We value difference and diversity, and welcome and celebrate everyone's contributions, lived experience and expertise. That's why we champion an inclusive and respectful workplace culture where everyone is supported to succeed.

    Learn more about Monash.

    The Office of the General Counsel (OGC) is the central office within the University responsible for the management of legal matters. We provide comprehensive legal advice and services to University Council, senior management and staff in relation to the University's governance and its diverse education, research and commercial endeavours. The Office of the General Counsel also coordinates access to external legal services as required.

    The Opportunity

    The Senior Lawyer - Specialist Clinical Trials is a senior legal contact within the Research & Education stream of the OGC, supporting the Director in the provision of timely, authoritative legal advice and services on a wide range of legal matters.

    The University's cutting-edge research is supported by this stream, with a focus on major domestic & international research projects and collaborations, significant clinical trials, protection of critical University IP and engagement with industry.

    As the successful candidate you will:

  • Provide timely, accurate and practical high-quality legal advice, research, documents and services to management and staff on day-to-day and complex legal matters with a significant focus on domestic and international clinical trials
  • Act as a senior legal contact relating to clinical trials and other research matters
  • Build and sustain relationships with a network of colleagues, clients and stakeholders and use these to facilitate cooperation and deliver services aligned with client needs
  • Provide leadership and guidance to colleagues both within the OGC and external to the OGC as appropriate.
  • Be proactive and responsive to changing priorities and demands by applying judgement to prioritise work of self and effectively manage client expectations in a high volume legal office
  • About you

    To be successful in this role you will:

  • Be a qualified legal practitioner, with at least 10 years Post-Qualified Experience (PQE) and current unrestricted practising certificate
  • Have extensive post-admission experience in providing expert and authoritative legal advice and services in the areas of research and education
  • Enjoy working in a complex environment managing a busy portfolio of high- quality legal advice and services
  • Have a proven ability to prioritise your own workload and effectively manage client expectations will be essential in this fast-paced, complex environment
  • Have excellent communication skills along with strong stakeholder management skills
  • Some reasons why you will love joining the OGC at Monash:

  • You'll be working for one of the world's top universities, with a truly values-driven strategy
  • Diverse and interesting work, broadening your skills and expertise
  • Flexible hybrid working arrangements (3 days in-office, 2 days remote)
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development including classroom and online training, mentoring and leadership programs
  • Experience the convenience of great campus amenities with on-site parking, on-site cafes, gym, a swimming pool and childcare
  • Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disabilities, neurodiverse people, and people of all genders, sexualities, and age groups.

    Join the pursuit of our purpose to build a better future for ourselves and our communities –#ChangeIt with us.

    Monash avidly supports flexible and hybrid working arrangements. We have a range of policies in place enabling staff to combine work and personal commitments. This includes supporting parents.

    Your employment is contingent upon the satisfactory completion of all pre- employment and/or background checks required for the role, as determined by the University.

    How to Apply

    Click the ‘Apply now' button below and include your resume and a detailed cover letter.

    For instructions on how to apply, please refer to 'How to apply for Monash Jobs'.


    For a confidential discussion please contact Sarah Blatchford, Group Manager - Legal Operations & Planning, [email protected], +61 491 825 006

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    Senior Lawyer (Specialist Clinical Trials)

    Closing Date

    Tuesday 27 February 2024, 11:55pm AEDT

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    Job details


    Senior Lawyer (Specialist Clinical Trials)


    Monash University




    February 13, 2024

    Application deadline

    February 27, 2024

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Social Science

    About the employer

    Monash University 

    Monash University Is the largest university in Australia, ranked in the world's top 100 and a member of the prestigious Group of Eight.  We're named after Sir John Monash, and fuelled by his desire for our students to leave here with a greater sense of purpose, and the skills and confidence to create positive change. 

    In under 60 years, we've grown from a single campus into an education and research powerhouse with a presence on four continents, committed to the challenges of the age.

    Our work is making an impact all over the world, from bringing clean water to villages in Africa to creating new life-saving medicines.

    An international experience

    With four Australian campuses, one in Malaysia and over 100 international partners, we're making a difference on a global scale.  You'll have access to more research collaborations, more global partnerships, and a greater choice of overseas opportunities.  

    All Monash courses have an international focus, whether you take subjects on global issues, participate in study abroad programs, or learn alongside students from diverse cultures.  Monash prepares you for the global workforce - you can start your degree in Australia, and continue your studies in Italy, Malaysia, India, China, or any of our 100 partner institutions worldwide.

    A recognised world leader in research

    We're active in over 150 fields of research across our 10 faculties, in areas as diverse as additive manufacturing, drug development, domestic violence and sustainable design. Many ideas developed at Monash - such as a new Malaria vaccine and 3D-printed engines - have been commercialised and are making a difference to the world we live in.

    Partnerships in industry and government

    Home to various precincts of innovation, we foster collaboration across traditional and unexpected disciplines.  We build teams and form links, we bring together diverse minds - researchers, companies, businesses and technology - creating knowledge hubs of the future.

    Plenty of options

    Our large range of courses allows you to match your studies with your ambitions.  Monash University offers one of the largest range of degrees in Australia, including over 140 innovative double degree options, bachelor, master and PhD degrees.


    We believe everyone should have the opportunity to make their mark on the world, which is why we offer over 200 different types of scholarships  for new and current students. They take care of everything from course fees to travel and accommodation. Our scholarships aren’t just reserved for those with the best academic track record – we provide support for disadvantaged students as well.

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