Centre Manager, Reproduction and Perinatal Centre

Westmead, Australia
$117,116- $132,079+ 17% superannuation
12 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Part time 0.75 FTE, fixed term until 31/12/2024.
  • Exciting opportunity for a Centre Manager to join the Reproduction and Perinatal Centre (RPC), located at Westmead precinct
  • Base salary of $$117,116- $132,079+ 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The Reproduction and Perinatal Centre (RPC) is a Research Centre in the Faculty of Medicine and Health that undertakes collaborative research in the areas of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI), and Obstetrics and Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM). The Centre also investigates the impact of fetal development on longer-term childhood health, and pregnancy complications on future maternal reproductive and longer-term cardiometabolic health.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Centre Manager to provide operational leadership for the Reproduction and Perinatal Centre to meet its core objective whilst also supporting the Centre, School and Faculty's strategic research agenda.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • collaboratively work with the Centre Director, Senior academic leaders and operational staff to lead the Centre
  • play a key role in overall business planning and implementation, monitoring and reporting
  • drive improvement in process and overall performance and manage the workforce and operational resources
  • deliver on budget and financial management support and manage/prepare the Centre's budget and work collaboratively with FMH Finance
  • provide strategic direction to ensure the Centre's programs achieve their aims and operational objectives
  • initiate and develop long term relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • manage governance and compliance including committee membership, reporting and communications.

About you

  • experience in a research environment or qualifications relevant to Reproductive and Perinatal Health
  • proven experience in research management with the ability to work on multiple projects and adapting to changes in line with overall strategies
  • extensive operational and administrative leadership, possessing the capability to translate strategic goals into operational initiatives
  • advanced 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 and stakeholders in the research process
  • excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to liaise effectively with all levels of staff, students, management and external stakeholders
  • hold knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and applicable national and international laws and regulations
  • financial management experience and literacy, experience in management budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • holds strong analytical, problem solving and time management skills.

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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.

EEO statement

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Tuesday 26 September 2023 11:59 PM

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