Research Manager

University of Queensland
June 16, 2024
Offerd Salary:$108,975
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • Child Health Research Centre

  • Broaden your career within one of QLD's largest employers

  • Achieve a work-life balance with 36 hours/wk, purchased leave, WFH + more

  • Be part of an organisation with a meaningful purpose and impact

  • Based at the Centre for Children's Health Research next to the Queensland Children's Hospital, South Brisbane.

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you will have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you will have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    Make a difference in child health and wellbeing research - Join our dynamic team as a key player in driving our Centre's research success! You'll work closely with the Director and Centre Manager to bring our research strategy to life, focusing on career development for our researchers, enhancing the quality of research applications, and building impactful partnerships. Your strategic advice and training in grantsmanship will be pivotal in elevating our research impact. If you're excited about fostering innovation and supporting groundbreaking research, this is the perfect role for you!

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Provide high-level support to the Centre Manager, overseeing the implementation of the Centre's research strategy and priorities.

  • Identify research funding opportunities, emphasizing programmatic grants, special initiatives, fellowships, and industry funding.

  • Develop strategic plans and materials to educate and facilitate research and grantsmanship for CHRC researchers and partners.

  • Provide executive leadership and support to the Centre's research committees.

  • Monitor performance metrics and data to identify research strengths and opportunities for evidence-based decision making.

  • Offer research management and administration support to CHRC researchers, including budget preparation, project ethics, and ensuring compliance with University policies.

  • Develop knowledge of the Centre's partnerships and capabilities to identify new collaboration opportunities.

  • Liaise with external research partners to promote the Centre as a valued research collaborator.

  • Manage the Clinician Researcher Development Program, including partnership negotiations, awarding scholarships, and cohort engagement.

  • Provide high-level support in preparing competitive funding applications, including strategic advice and editorial review.

  • This is a full-time, fixed-term position for up to 12 months. At HEW level 8, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $108,975.08 to $122,176.31, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $127,500.84 - $142,946.29 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully engaging with industry and research partners.

  • Expertise in research post-awards administration and management with a considerable degree of autonomy, preferably within a large, complex institution.

  • Extensive knowledge of relevant industry, philanthropic, and Australian competitive granting schemes, with specific experience in writing and editing successful funding applications for at least two of the ARC, NHMRC, or MRFF.

  • High-level interpersonal skills, including effective liaison and negotiation abilities to develop and maintain strong working relationships.

  • Demonstrated high-level organisational skills, attention to detail, ability to work independently and as part of a team, use initiative, exercise sound judgment, and prioritise workload during busy periods.

  • Postgraduate qualification or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Mandatory Immunisations: It is a condition of employment for this role that you will be required to provide evidence of immunisation against certain vaccine preventable diseases.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Dr Annie Chen. For application queries or to receive a copy of the job description, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter

  • Document addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, people with a disability, or age. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications close Sunday 16th June 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-38982). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled for the first week of Thursday 4th July 2024.

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