Research Strategy Program Manager

University of Queensland
April 21, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
Working Time:Full time
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  • First Nations Cancer & Wellbeing Research Program

  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply

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

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

  • Based at the conveniently located Herston campus

  • Acknowledgement of Country

    The University of Queensland (UQ) acknowledges the Traditional Owners and their custodianship of the lands on which UQ operates. We pay our respects to their Ancestors and their descendants, who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise their valuable contributions to Australian and global society.

    About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll 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'll 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

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including flexible start/finish times

  • 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

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About Us and This Opportunity

    We are a team of passionate researchers and research support staff who make up the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) team. We work collaboratively with communities and the community-controlled health sector to deliver equitable health and wellbeing for First Nations peoples.

    Our team leads diverse, innovative research projects under the FNCWR Program, addressing a range of health challenges related to cancer and wellbeing. The FNCWR Program is supported through major competitive funding including NHMRC, MRFF and ARC grants. We are committed to privileging First Nations experiences and perspectives in our research, and to implementing research methods to ensure cultural-appropriateness and responsiveness.

    The Research Strategy Program Manager is responsible for the provision of high quality strategic and administrative services to ensure the growth, development and sustainability of the First Nations Cancer and Wellbeing Research (FNCWR) Program. This position supports the Program Lead and broader research team to grow the programs research endeavours and outputs and strengthen partnerships with key stakeholders.

    Responsibilities include physical resource, financial, administrative and staff management, development and implementation of systems and processes to ensure efficiency in research operations, and the provision of expert advice and guidance on the development and implementation of strategies to maximise research outcomes and partnerships for the FNCWR program.

    This is a full-time, fixed-term position for up to 3 years.

    At HEW Level 9, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range of $127,496.67 to $134,829.23 plus a generous super allowance of 17% superannuation. The total FTE package will be in the range $149,171.11 to $157,750.20 per annum. As this role is covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases – at least once a year.

    About You
  • Postgraduate qualifications in management or public health degree; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.

  • Extensive knowledge of relevant industry and Australian competitive granting schemes, including NHMRC, MRFF and ARC, an experience in managing pre award and post award research funding.

  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation of strategies.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage, analyse and report on research program budgets, timelines and deliverables.

  • Demonstrated ability to manage staff to achieve a high standard of performance, skills development and productivity.

  • Demonstrated research facilitation skills, with the ability to identify relevant research linkages and facilitate communication among diverse groups of research stakeholders including industry partners and government agencies.

  • High level time-management skills, self-motivation with demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team, and the ability to work under time pressure on multiple initiatives concurrently.

  • A commitment to upholding the University's values, and with the outstanding personal qualities of openness, respectfulness and integrity.

  • 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.

  • 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 Professor Gail Garvey. For application queries or to obtain a full 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

  • Separate 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, or people with a disability. 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 21st April 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-36899). Please note that interviews have been tentatively scheduled in early May 2024.

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