Researcher Development Leader

Canberra, Australia
15 Apr 2019
End of advertisement period
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Lead the UC Researcher Development (ReD) program
  • Full Time Ongoing Opportunity in Graduate Research team
  • UC 8 Salary Range 96,903pa – 108,083pa + 17% super 

The University of Canberra is among the top 100 universities in the world under the age of 50 and has been placed in the top two per cent of universities worldwide in the latest Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

The University is currently seeking to fill the position of Researcher Development Leader in the Graduate Research Office. We are looking for an experienced, creative and energetic professional to design and deliver UC's Researcher Development (ReD) program.

You will have a strong understanding of the Higher Degree by Research landscape and experience to identify and deliver a program of academic skills development for HDR candidates and academic staff, including Early Career Researchers and supervisors.

Working closely with key stakeholders across the university including faculties and administrative units, the Researcher Development Leader will identify development needs and engage discipline and cohort specific expertise to deliver research training activities. You will be responsible for achieving high levels of participation in the UCReD Program, monitoring attendance, quality and satisfaction levels. 

To be successful in this role, you should have prior experience in project management and should have worked in a similar role. You should have an ability to multitask and be able to engage with multiple stakeholders. Qualifications at doctoral level are desired, but not mandatory.

The University is an Equal Opportunity employer offering excellent conditions and benefits such as flexible, family-friendly policies, on site gym, on site medical services, a supermarket and childcare facilities.

The University of Canberra is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

To be considered for this position your application must include your resume demonstrating your skills and experience in line with the key capabilities outlined in the position description.

The shortlisted applicants will then be sent a link to complete an online one-way video interview through a platform called Sonru. There will be list of pre-set questions that will need to be answered within a stipulated time.

Working Rights: Applicants who wish to apply for this position should have valid working rights or eligibility to obtain a work visa for Australia.

For job specific information: please contact Kerry McCallum, Academic Director, Graduate Research via email

Recruitment and application questions: please contact the Recruitment team on 02 6180 8020 or email

Closing Date: 11.55pm, Sunday 28 April 2019.