Research Administration Manager

Sydney, Australia
Base Salary starting from $109,663 + 17% superannuation
25 Jul 2022
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Full-time/fixed-term contract until 2024 with the possibility of extension
  • Be a part of a research center focused on clinical and digital health approaches to cardiometabolic and chronic conditions
  • Base Salary starting from $109,663 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC) was established by the University of Sydney in collaboration with the Western Sydney Local Health District. It is known for its research in 'frugal innovation' - an innovation that creates smart, low-cost solutions to big health problems, as well as to specifically address the causes of chronic disease, with a focus on translational research that addresses the specific needs and circumstances of patients in Western Sydney.

Our aim is to create, evaluate and apply innovative clinical and digital health approaches to reduce the burden of cardiometabolic and other chronic conditions. Our core values are innovation, frugality, co-design and value-based care.

Professor of Medicine, cardiologist, and Academic Director of WARC, Clara Chow is a pioneer in clinical practice and research. Clara is passionate about preventing poor outcomes from cardiovascular disease. She is an NHMRC Investigator Grant Leadership awardee.

Over the last 5 years, the Westmead Applied Research Centre has attracted over $130 million in research funding.

Professor Clara Chow is seeking a Research Administration Manager to join Westmead Applied Research Centre. The incumbent will play an active role in research funding applications, research reporting, and communications, research financial management, research commercialisation, liaising with key stakeholders, and managing the research team located in Westmead.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • General management of all operational aspects of the research work being undertaken, including planning, funding, and delivery of research to meet the work area's research objectives
  • report on the progress of the research (may include reporting to external funding bodies), source grant funding, and collaborate with academics and research professionals to achieve the goals of the project
  • provide overall program management for multiple research projects including establishing project organisation structures, and embedding project governance and controls, project plans, tracking systems, and reporting guidelines
  • provide effective financial governance and control by conducting financial audits, identifying trends and issues, making recommendations to Chief Investigators and Faculty Management, preparing and completing finance reports, and action plans, and implementing change
  • manage income, cost, and expenditure for research programs/projects, including major equipment purchases, and staff appointments and development, ensuring financial revenue and expenditure meet available research funding.

About you

  • Postgraduate qualifications in a relevant field and/or the equivalent combination of training and experience
  • demonstrated experience in the supervision, training, mentoring, and performance management of staff; and experience managing and resolving a diverse range of HR issues
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions, and grant applications
  • proven experience in a research-intensive environment
  • 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 day-to-day operational matters.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.
Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Rachel Yazigi, Recruitment Operations, by email to

This is a great secondment opportunity for eligible internal staff.

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Applications Close

Sunday 14 August 2022 11:59 PM

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