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Manager, Research Development (Discovery)

Employer
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Location
Melbourne, Australia
Salary
$115,137 - $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super
Closing date
10 Mar 2024

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Job Details

Job no: 0045511
Location: Parkville
Role type: Full-time (Part-time candidates will also be considered for this position); Fixed-term for 18 months
Faculty: Science
Salary: UOM 8 – $115,137 - $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Join the vibrant and collaborative team of research development professionals.
  • Lead the successful delivery of major grant schemes for the Faculty of Science.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role

The Manager, Research Development (Discovery) plays a pivotal role within the Science Research Office, leading the successful delivery of major grant schemes for the Faculty of Science across various funders including ARC, NHMRC, and MRFF. Reporting to the Director of Research, they actively contribute to and lead initiatives in alignment with  the Faculty of Science Research Strategy 2023 – 2030.  

Additionally, the Manager supervises a small team and collaborates closely with the Associate Dean of Research and colleagues across the University to ensure the delivery of high-quality research and development support to the Faculty's research staff.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Lead the provision of expert advice and guidance to academic staff in order to identify and capitalise on major research funding initiatives, specifically ARC Discovery & NHMRC fellowship funding schemes.
  • Proactively foster and nurture academic research capacity, including identifying and promoting strategic funding opportunities, and efficient planning and management of grant support activities (including ARC Discovery Programs and NHRMC/MRFF initiatives).
  • Analyse and review the Faculty’s performance and capacity in the ARC Discovery Program and health-related (e.g. NHMRC) schemes and provide recommendations for research uplift in this area, both at individual, school and faculty levels.

Who We Are Looking For

You will possess expert planning and organisational skills, crucial for effectively coordinating organisation-wide grant schemes and programs. Your knowledge of research funding, excellent communication abilities and demonstrated experience in fostering relationships with key stakeholders, alongside your track record in leading, coaching, and developing team members, will make you an ideal candidate for this role. 

You will also have:

  • Post-graduate qualifications with subsequent relevant experience and/or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated effective strategic planning, management and leadership skills within a high-profile academic environment.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing successful service-oriented administration of complex funding programs and development initiatives, particularly as they relate to ARC, NHMRC and MRFF funding schemes.

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – The Faculty of Science

Science at Melbourne is a global leader across fundamental and impactful scientific research and education. Our researchers explore the world around us – from the smallest scale to the widest expanses of our universes and everything in between. Through strong industry collaboration and state-of-the-art facilities, we are training the next generation of scientists and finding solutions to the issues that matter most.

We are the second largest faculty in the University comprising seven schools: Agriculture, Food & Ecosystem Sciences, BioSciences, Chemistry, Geography, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Mathematics & Statistics, Physics and Veterinary Science.

What We Offer You!

In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits page!

About the University of Melbourne

We’re tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.   

Be Yourself

The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants

We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https://about.unimelb.edu.au/reconciliation/murmuk-djerring

Join Us!

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience, and response to the following Selection Criteria^ 
    • Post-graduate qualifications with subsequent relevant experience and/or equivalent mix of education and relevant experience.
    • Demonstrated effective strategic planning, management and leadership skills within a high-profile academic environment.
    • Demonstrated experience in providing successful service-oriented administration of complex funding programs and development initiatives, particularly as they relate to ARC, NHMRC and MRFF funding schemes.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Anna Gradoboeva via email at hr-careers@unimelb.edu.au, ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

Applications close: 10 Mar 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

Company

The University of Melbourne enjoys an outstanding reputation with world rankings consistently placing us as Australia’s leading comprehensive research-intensive university, and one of the world’s top 50*.

Melbourne attracts the best and brightest students and researchers and, with a history of over 160 years, we occupy a special place at the heart of our city’s cultural scene.

Melbourne is a leading research university, widely renowned for its teaching and the social and economic contributions it makes through knowledge transfer. The University’s performance in international rankings puts it at the forefront of higher education in the Asia-Pacific and beyond.

Internationally, the University is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, with its international peers placing it in the top 20 worldwide, and employers placing it in the top 10. In the recent Times Higher Education rankings of the world’s top 200 universities, Melbourne ranked top in Australia and 33 in the world.

Melbourne’s international research pre-eminence was also acknowledged with a top 100 ranking in the Shanghai Jiao Tong rankings. Ranked No. 44 in 2015, the University has climbed steadily in the rankings since first appearing at No. 92 in 2003.

The Melbourne Model introduces undergraduate programs characterised by both breadth and depth, followed by a graduate professional degree, a research higher degree or entry directly into employment.

In 2008 Melbourne commenced offering six New Generation undergraduate degrees in Arts, Biomedicine, Commerce, Environments, Music and Science. The Melbourne Model also introduces a new graduate school experience to Australia, providing the best and brightest with a more focused, intense and professionally relevant degree in areas such as Law, Architecture, Teaching and Nursing. With the Melbourne curriculum now aligning the University with the world’s top universities in Europe, North America and Asia, we enable our students to develop the skills and attributes required by employers all over the world.

More than 50,000 students from over 120 countries take courses in the University’s 12 faculties and graduate schools.

For more information please visit: http://www.unimelb.edu.au

*Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015 – 2016 and Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015

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UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
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Parkville
Melbourne
Victoria
VIC 3010
Australia

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