Share this Job

Legal Counsel (Research)

Date: 05-Mar-2023

Job Location: Negotiable, AU

Company: Central Queensland University

About this Opportunity


  • Continuing, Full Time 
  • Research Division
  • CQUniversity Negotiable
  • Higher Education Worker Level 9
  • Total Remuneration $143,615 to $150,466 pa (including salary of $121,357 to $127,146 plus 17% superannuation and leave loading) 

Join an organisation with an unbreakable belief that quality education, training and research should be available to everyone – regardless of background, location or life circumstances.

Working at CQUniversity


Are you a qualified solicitor or legal practitioner and have a strong background in contract law and/or research commercialisation with at least four years post admission legal experience and an unrestricted Practicing Certificate?  As the key Legal Counsel for the Research Division you are responsible for providing high quality and timely legal advice regarding a range of matters including research consultancies, research grants and collaborations, scholarships, patents and licensing agreements arising from research outputs. 

You will have excellent written and verbal communication and will be required to draft and negotiate contracts and agreements and provide advice to senior managers of the University.  You will also be able to proactively identify any legal risks and make recommendations or advise solutions to mitigate risks for the University.

Position Requirements


  • Demonstrated Knowledge and experience in intellectual property, contracts, corporate and commercial law, including drafting, negotiating, and advising on contracts and intellectual property matters within a university, research institute, research organisation or government environment.
  • Demonstrated legal drafting skills, with a commitment to the use of 'plain' English, attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret, advise upon and resolve complex legal issues.
  • Proven ability to manage a range of competing priorities, apply initiative and offer practical solutions to mitigate risks.

Position Description


For further information about this position, please refer to the Position Description.

Apply today for a career that changes lives


Applications Close: 11:59pm, Sunday 02 April 2023


Job Requisition ID: 3035


Contact Details: 

Leslie Walker



When submitting your application, please include: Your Current CV or Resume, and a 1-2 page Cover Letter highlighting your relevant skills, experience and suitability for the position. Please note, applicants for the position must have full time work rights.

CQUniversity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and CQUniversity’s domestic and international student graduates with post-study work rights are encouraged to apply.