Manager, Graduate Research

University of Melbourne
April 09, 2024
Offerd Salary:$115,137 - $124,622
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Manager, Graduate Research

Job no: 0052559 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time, Continuing Faculty: Engineering and Information Technology Portfolio: Research and Graduate Research Salary: UOM 8 – $115,137 - $124,622 p.a . plus 17% super

  • With a team of six manage the FEIT graduate research cohort from recruitment to completion.
  • Foster effective partnerships and stakeholder engagement, contributing to successful outcomes for graduate researchers and the Faculty amidst growth and evolving challenges,
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role

    The Manager, Graduate Research will oversee the comprehensive support and development of over 1000 graduate researchers within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT). This role entails navigating complex challenges associated with Faculty growth, the aftermath of COVID-19 restrictions and the integration of new industry-focused PhD programs.

    The Manager will fostering partnerships and engagement across FEIT and the wider university community to ensure adherence to academic policies and procedures and contribute to the enhancement of graduate researcher outcomes and experiences.

    Responsibilities of the manager will include:

  • Manage the team assessing and processing graduate research applications and offers, candidature progress and experiences including industry engagement.
  • Contribute to recruitment strategies with the Manager, Future Students, MarComms and senior academics in FEIT to implement events and experiences to attract graduate research students.
  • Support the FEIT academic leadership in graduate research and their activities including graduate research committees and working groups and reviews of current scoring for student admission ranking.
  • Oversee financial reporting and follow up for graduate research.
  • Who We Are Looking For

    The manager will possess proven management skills and demonstrated leadership capabilities to effectively motivate and lead staff. Additionally, excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential for cultivating relationships with a wide range of professional and academic staff across various divisions within the Faculty and University.

    The manager will also have:

  • Demonstrated ability to support policies and establish and implement new, or streamline existing, procedures and initiatives to maintain a cycle of continuous improvement in graduate research from a service-oriented perspective.
  • Experience in interpreting and applying complex data analysis, policies, procedures, statutes and regulations for providing a high level of advice to a diverse range of clients.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence and negotiate successful outcomes with a range of stakeholders.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    Please note: This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    The Team at the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT)

    With a rich history spanning over 150 years, the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT) is a premier Australian institution, leading in engineering and IT research and education. FEIT values graduate researchers. With three Schools - Computing and Information Systems, Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, and Electrical, Mechanical, and Infrastructure Engineering – FEIT is a dynamic global leader addressing significant challenges and actively shaping the future through knowledge creation and innovation.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description) - Choose 2 Essential selection criteria which are your strengths and 1 which you believe needs most development.
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Fahim Farzad via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 19 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 09 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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