Executive Director, Research Services

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North Ryde, Ausralia
05 Jun 2020
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03 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

An outstanding opportunity exists for an exceptional and inspirational leader to take up the role of Executive Director, Research Services at Macquarie University.

Macquarie University was founded with a distinct purpose: to bring pioneering minds together and free them from traditional boundaries. To invite perspectives that had previously gone unheard, and together, boldly imagine new ways of thinking. With an enviable reputation for research excellence and a driving desire to produce solutions with real-world impact, the University’s discoveries pave the way to a brighter future.

Macquarie is now seeking to appoint a new Executive Director to lead Research Services through its exciting next stage of evolution. As Executive Director, you will provide leadership to, and management of, the University’s Research Services office which will be responsible for the development and support of research at every stage across the University.

The new Executive Director will be postgraduate qualified and have leadership experience in a higher education research office or other research related organisation. You will have knowledge of research governance, funding frameworks, grant applications and contracts as they relate to research. You will have a deep understanding of academic research and knowledge of the Australian Higher Education sector and the role of research services within the sector.

You will lead a highly experienced team of professionals who support researchers from the point of inception of a new idea to submitting the final report to a funding agency. Leadership for teams that manage research ethics, research integrity, research contracts, research reporting and research partnership development will form your remit. You will build trusted and effective relationships with the Faculty Research Offices and you will work closely and collaboratively alongside the four Pro Vice-Chancellors (Research) as part of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Executive Team.

Since its inception, Macquarie University has fostered a strong tradition of innovation and exploration. Ranked among the top two per cent of universities in the world and with a 5-star QS rating, Macquarie is considered a progressive and influential university, producing graduates that are among the most sought-after professionals in the world. Macquarie has recently invested more than$1 billion into itsfacilities and infrastructure, allowing students and staff to thrive in an environment that is inspiring and equipped with the latest digital technologies.

Initial enquiries and requests for further information may be directed in confidence to Sarah Magnell (+61 2 9051 9175) or Dr Sean Davies (+61 3 96202800) of Cordiner King, executive search consultants or

Applications close: Friday July 3rd,2020.

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