Research Development Manager, Partnerships

Sydney, Australia
02 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

The Opportunity

  • Opportunity to expand UNSW collaborative, partnership-focussed research funding strategy
  • L8/9 $106,711 - $120,233 + 17% super + annual leave loading
  • 5-year fixed-term contract

Reporting to the Senior Research Development Manager and working as part of a supportive and high-performing team within the UNSW Research Strategy Office (RSO), this newly created opportunity will operate at the leading edge of research development strategy with a focus on competitive funding schemes requiring collaborative research and external partnerships in health/medicine. Effective interaction at a high level with researchers, funding bodies, and potential partners in collaborative research, and with relevant Faculties and researchers across the University, will be key to success, as well as strong project management skills and relevant experience in the health/medical research sector.

The Organisation

At UNSW, we pride ourselves on being a workplace where the best people come to do their best work. We aspire to be Australia’s global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

UNSW ranks 43rd in the 2020 QS World University Rankings, 71st in the 2020 Times Higher Education World University Rankings and 94th in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities. The RSO team plays a pivotal role in providing UNSW researchers with strategic support for realising their research ambitions and strengthening the University’s research performance and profile in line with the objectives of the UNSW 2025 strategic plan.

The RSO works with UNSW researchers at all stages of their careers to provide comprehensive strategic advice on:

  • Applications for competitive research grants 
  • Developing and strengthening domestic and international research partnerships
  • Developing effective funding strategies for researchers and teams

About the Successful Applicant

You can demonstrate your success working with researchers to obtain competitive research funding, including:

  • High-level knowledge of Australian health/medical research sector funding schemes
  • Experience in providing strategic advice and support in the preparation of proposals
  • Project management, prioritisation and time management skills with a demonstrated ability to respond to changing priorities and deadlines in high volume environments
  • Problem-solving and analytical skills, ability to research and analyse material and identify key issues, and produce high-level outcomes in both autonomous and team-based activities
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, including an ability to prepare and present effectively to a variety of academic and non-academic audiences

To Apply:  Submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria (listed in the relevant Position Description).


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


t: 02 9385 2401

Applications close: 11 pm Thursday, 31st October, 2019

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

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