Head, Research Development Team

Brisbane, Australia
07 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

About Griffith University

At Griffith University we believe in, strive for and celebrate the remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We rank in the top 2% of universities worldwide and we're proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

The Office for Research brings this to life by providing outstanding services to our researcher including the administration of research grants and contracts and assistance in the development of major research proposals.

The opportunity

We are currently seeking a new Head of the Research Development team responsible for leading a team of PhD qualified Research Development Managers who identify and develop opportunities for major inter-disciplinary research proposals within Griffith in order to access significant external funding sources.

To view more information regarding this opportunity please view the position description:

This is a fixed term (5 years), full time position based at the Nathan campus.

About you

To be successful within this role, you will be a highly motivated team leader with expertise developing funding proposals across a range of research disciplines in collaboration with the University's research leaders. You have evidence of a passion for supporting research with well-developed skills in strategic planning of major funding proposals. In addition, you will have a doctorate in a discipline that aligns with Griffith's areas of research excellence.

Salary range

An attractive and competitive salary is available for the successful candidate.

How to apply

In order to apply or for further enquiries about this position, please contact the executive search consultants assisting the University, Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group on +61 3 9654 3288 or applications@insightgroup.com.au.

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the position description.
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and contact details of three referees.

"Obtain the position description by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the position description."

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

Successful candidates may be subject to a criminal history check.

What we offer

Working for one of the most influential universities in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, you will join a University that spans six campuses in South East Queensland and all disciplines, while our network of more than 200,000 graduates extends around the world.

At Griffith, we've worked hard to create a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We also support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

Please send through your application to Dr Rohan Carr or Ms Emily Witts at The Insight Group on applications@insightgroup.com.au.

Closing date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018 at 5 pm AEST.

As the team experience high volumes of applications, we appreciate your patience to allow for a timely and fair process for all.

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.