Research Administration Manager, Centre of Research Excellence

Westmead, Australia
$111,966 - $126,271 (pro-rata; contingent upon experience) + 17% superannuation
28 Nov 2022
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • A fantastic opportunity to work with a new National Health and Medical Research Council Centre of Research Excellence, a collaboration of 12 universities and research institutions in Australia
  • Utilise your exceptional Project Management skills to support the various work streams, program management, strategic direction, and financial management of the Centre
  • Part time (18 hours per week) position for 12 months (with a strong possibility of extension) with a Base Salary $111,966 - $126,271 (pro-rata; contingent upon experience) + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is now ranked 38th in the world for 2022 university rankings, moving up 5 places in the last year. Our graduate employability is 1st in Australia, and 4th in the world; our subject rankings in Medicine are rated 1st in Australia, and 18th in the world.

The Westmead Applied Research Centre (WARC) celebrates a research approach that thinks and acts flexibly, aims to do more with less, embraces technology in health care, sees co-design and partnership as necessities for translation and impact, and consistently views its activities through the lens of value and equity. Their aim is to create, evaluate and apply innovative clinical and digital health approaches to reduce the burden of cardiometabolic and other chronic conditions. Their core values are innovation, frugality, co-design, and value-based care.

This new five-year NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence to 'Accelerate Stroke Trial Innovation and Translation' is a national partnership of twenty academics and consumers, from twelve Universities and Medical Research Institutes across five states. The vision of the CRE is to transform interdisciplinary stroke clinical research in Australia with a series of new generation, innovatively designed, clinical trials that will deliver robust evidence in a more efficient and speedier manner for greater impact. The CRE trials will be co-designed with those with lived experience of stroke, clinicians, and decision-makers. The Centre will integrate technology when delivering interventions and trials to remove barriers for people living outside metropolitan areas. We will leverage 'big data' to improve efficiencies and reduce waste in stroke research in Australia. The new health system platform created by our Centre will ensure swift translation of results from our trials solving real-world problems relevant to people living with stroke. The Centre workforce development program will increase Australian capacity in stroke research, by supporting and growing the next generation of clinical researchers. The 'whole of system' approach will increase the numbers of Australians participating in stroke trials, reduce the time to effective translation, leading to reductions in premature death and the health burdens arising from stroke.

As the Research Administration Manager: Centre of Research Excellence, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • 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 sound, strategic advice and support to the development and implementation of the ongoing research strategy of the CRE
  • seek out research grant opportunities relevant to the work area's research priorities, and oversees submissions and applications to secure funding for research
  • facilitate effective communication and good working relationships amongst key stakeholder groups collaborating on the CRE
  • organise the annual collaborator meeting of the CRE, and other face-to-face meetings such as the consumer meetings, including arranging accommodation and travel for CRE delegates.

Please note that some travel will be required for this position.

About you

  • 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
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and achieve required outcomes
  • extensive experience in developing and working on research projects, including expertise in using research protocols, experimental design, ethics submissions and grant applications
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure.

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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.

As this position is located on an NSW Health site, it is a regulatory requirement to complete compulsory employment checks prior to starting in this position. For more information and instructions, please visit: NSW Health employment requirements

This position is designated as involving child-related work. To undertake or remain in this position, you are required to apply for and obtain a Working with Children Check clearance in accordance with the Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012.

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.

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Tuesday 13 December 2022 11:59 PM

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