Manager, Researcher Support and Development

Darlington, Australia
$135,820 - $143,310 + 17% superannuation
28 Sep 2023
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time, continuing position
  • Support and operational management of faculty research and development
  • Base Salary HEO 9, $135,820 - $143,310 + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. The University of Sydney Business School is one of the Asia Pacific region's premier centers for engaged and innovative business education and research, and is in the one percent of business schools globally to hold accreditation from AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. It is the only Australian member school of CEMS, the Community of European Management Schools & International Companies.

The Business School are currently seeking a Manager, Researcher Support and Development to oversee the delivery of initiatives that increase the research capacity of the Business School and the capability of researchers to undertake research projects and build strong and sustainable programs of research in strategic areas.

This role provides operational management of the School's internal research project funding and research travel schemes and all research services and initiatives that support and recognise quality research conducted across the School.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • support the strategic direction of the research work undertaken by the work area
  • provides strategic advice and support to the development and implementation of the ongoing research strategy of the work unit
  • provide leadership and people management of research support staff in Research Services
  • provide operational management of the School's internal funding schemes and research support initiatives
  • provides management and oversight of the School's external research funding strategy and operations
  • manages the Business School's Researcher Development Program
  • communicates research information, events and achievements within the Business School and profile Business School research externally.

About you

  • previous experience working in the higher education sector, or at a complex, multi-faceted organisation
  • experience project managing multiple work streams or working in large complex projects and ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • experience managing a diverse group of key internal/external stakeholders on large or complex projects
  • 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 a variety of matters
  • ability to work both independently and as part of a team, taking initiative and exercising sound judgement in resolving matters that may arise as part of normal daily work
  • planning analysis and communication skills together with the ability to work according to strict deadlines and manage various demands
  • experience in controlling income/expenditure for reconciliation/budget tracking and managing invoice payments and purchases for projects
  • excellent administrative skills, coupled with a general understanding of the project life cycle, project documentation, project standards and methodologies.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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.

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

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Applications Close

Thursday 26 October 2023 11:59 PM

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