Senior Lawyer
Monash University Office of the General Counsel

Office of the General Counsel - Senior Lawyer Opportunities

Job No: 649232

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: Continuing and 3-year fixed-term opportunities available

Remuneration: A competitive remuneration package will apply

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 Opportunity

Keen to be part of a dynamic in-house team? 

We are delighted to announce a range of positions now available for lawyers in the Office of the General Counsel (OGC) at Monash University. 

Monash is one of the world’s leading universities and has been consistently rising through the University Rankings, delivering excellence in both research and education. 

Due to the University’s ongoing success and progress, the OGC is recruiting lawyers in the following streams to support Monash activities: 

Research & Education: supports the University’s cutting-edge research, with a focus on major domestic & international research projects and collaborations, significant clinical trials, protection of critical University IP, and engagement with industry.

Commercial & Property: supports the University’s critical infrastructure in terms of property and construction, significant commercial transactions, and IT procurement initiatives.

Corporate & Commercialisation: manages significant corporate matters for Monash, as well as commercialisation work with a focus on spin-outs, inter-institutional agreements and complex work originating from the University’s Innovation and Enterprise units. 

Disputes & Regulatory Law: manages litigation and dispute matters, investigations, IBAC/Whistleblower matters, FOI support and student-related concerns, as well as regulatory matters for the University.

Some reasons why you will love joining the OGC at Monash: 

  • You’ll be working for one of the world's top universities, with truly values-driven strategy
  • Diverse and interesting work, broadening your skills and expertise
  • Hybrid working arrangements (3+2) 
  • Great campus amenities with ease of parking; cafes, gym and swimming pool on-site

Diversity is one of our greatest strengths at Monash. We encourage applications from First Nations 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 more easily.

The successful applicants will need to possess a current valid Police check.


For a confidential discussion please contact our Group Manager - Legal Operations & Planning, Sarah Blatchford, via or +61 491 825 006.

To Apply

To apply for these roles, please click the links below and submit a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter in which you address how you meet the key selection criteria in the position descriptions.

For further instructions on how to apply, please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs”.

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Sarah Blatchford, Group Manager - Legal Operations & Planning,, +61 491 825 006

Closing Date

Please submit your application as soon as possible for this fabulous opportunity to join Monash University. Interviews will be held as strong applicants are identified. Applications will close when the role has been filled, no earlier than Sunday 9 April 2023, 11:55 pm AEST.

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