Research Programme Manager

Melbourne, Australia
$129,154 – $134,374 p.a. plus 17% super
08 Aug 2022
End of advertisement period
26 Aug 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location: St Vincents Hospital, Eastern Hill Precinct University of Melbourne
Role type: Full-time; Fixed-term until October 2027
Faculty: Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences
Department/School: Department of Surgery
Salary: UOM 9 – $129,154 – $134,374 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About the Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery is based across the seven precincts of the Melbourne Medical School, all at key hospital sites, as well as conducting academic activities in surgery at other hospitals.

The Department of Surgery is committed to becoming world-renowned in: Quality in patient care outcomes; Leadership in the provision of surgical education for medical students, and current and future surgeons; Innovation and excellence in the conduct of basic sciences, clinical and translational research; Linkages and partnerships with internal (inter-precinct, School and Faculty) and external stakeholders (Institutions, industry, and government).

About the Role

The research program manager will manage ARISTOCRAT, a first of its kind in Australia research-driven, stem cell-based consortium that aims to advance therapies that will allow live cells to be 3D printed and used as a material for treatments. 

The goal of this innovative solution is to repair cartilage loss which leads to burdensome joint deformity and facial disfigurement from ear and nose loss.

Responsibilities include:

  • Managing and delivering on the implementation of priority actions for key partners
  • Developing and implementing a partnership framework that builds on opportunities to create high-level research programs for research translation and maximum research impact
  • Initiating and leading negotiations with key partners to gain commitment to projects, and delivery of activities to meet timelines
  • Providing authoritative, high-quality reports and briefs in a range of visual, written, and verbal mediums on complex issues

About You

You will be an experienced professional with a background in research. Your keen attention to detail and excellent interpersonal communication skills will allow you to build relationships and collaborate with key clinical, academic, and industry collaborators. You will have high levels of initiative with demonstrated ability to plan, implement, prioritise, and set deadlines.

You will also have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Health/Medical or related area
  • Relevant experience with Ethics and Regulatory Affairs
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing complex research projects across multiple organisations
  • Demonstrable understanding of the ethical, legal, and regulatory compliance issues relating to the use of humans and human specimens in research

About the University

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us

In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself

We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with your CV and cover letter outlining your interest and experience. Please note that you are not required to provide responses against the selection criteria in the Position Description.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at

Position Description: 0056701 Clinical Research Manager.pdf

Applications close: 26 August  2022 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time