Centre Manager

Sydney, Australia
Monday, 30 March 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 13 April 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Biochemical Engineering

Faculty of Engineering

  • Opportunity to support activities of the Australian Research Council (ARC) Training Centre for Innovative Bioengineering, training Australia’s next generation of highly skilled bioengineers researching, developing, and translating the technologies of tomorrow
  • Located on the Camperdown Campus at the Faculty of Engineering
  • Full-time,fixed term until December 20th, 2022. Base salary: $105K-$118K p.a. (HEO8) and generous employer contributions to superannuation

About the opportunity 

The University of Sydney is welcoming applications for a Centre Manager who will be responsible for the effective and efficient operational management of the Australian Research Council Training Centre for Innovative Bioengineering (‘The Centre’, ‘CIBE’ or ‘ARCTCIBE’). This Centre is funded by the ARC’s Industrial Transformation Training Centres scheme. This scheme combines funding from the ARC, University and Industrial partners to promote partnerships between university-based researchers and other research end-users to train the next generation of highly skilled researchers to the Australian biotechnology workforce.

The Centre Manager will manage operation of the research, training and commercialisation work being undertaken and provide high level support to the Centre Director on a broad range of operational and compliance matters. The role provides management and implementation of the business operations including finance, physical and human resources, WH&S, contract management, compliance with policies and processes, identification of opportunities and risks, project leadership, monitoring and problem solving on critical issues to ensure effective and efficient operations are maintained within the Centre. Drawing on their expertise in research or business, the incumbent will play an active role in liaising with key stakeholders, managing the team’s researchers, partners, and students etc. (including recruitment), research planning, student training, coordinating commercially relevant research with the University department Commercial Development and Industrial Partnerships. Oversees operational budgets and prepares reports as required for management groups, external funding bodies, and governance committees. Ensures compliance with relevant legislative and regulatory controls and ensures a safe working environment for all staff.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a CentreManager with the following:

  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills and a demonstrated level of tact and discretion in dealing with a variety of matters
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes
  • proven management experience; together with flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and environments and, when necessary, navigating through ambiguity
  • experience in a research-intensive environment and demonstrated knowledge of and familiarity with University procedures, policies, and organisation
  • financial literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure.
  • working understanding and current knowledge of relevant aspects of the Work Health and Safety Policy and relevant legislation
  • experience in preparing research funding, with the ability to coordinate large team-based applications across a diverse and multi-disciplinary team; and Proven evidence in research development, including identifying funding opportunities and working with external stakeholder

About us

The Faculty of Engineering is the fourth largest of the University’s teaching entities with 430 staff across a faculty administration unit and seven  schools: School of Aerospace, Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering, School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, School of Electrical and Information Engineering, School of Computer Science, School of Biomedical Engineering and School of Project Management. The faculty is ranked among the top 50 engineering and technology universities in the world by QS World Rankings and Times Higher Education World Rankings.

The School of Biomedical Engineering is a new school within the Faculty; it offers the Bachelor of Engineering Honours (Biomedical) and has a student body of almost 400 students. The School supports teaching and research activities across disciplines including tissue engineering, design of therapeutic devices such as bionic limbs for the injured and people with disabilities; external medical devices such as medical imaging equipment and augmented reality technology, as well as data-oriented solutions such as e-medicine, help doctors diagnose and treat patients.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 545/0320F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, 13 April 2020

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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