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Business and Operations Manager

Adelaide, Australia
$122,922 - $131,535 p.a. plus 17% Super
Closing date
5 May 2024

Position Details

  • Fixed term | Full-Time
  • Higher Education Level Officer 9 | $122,922 - $131,535 p.a. plus 17% Super
  • Location: Bedford Park / Kaurna Country
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About the Role

The ARC Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation is seeking a strategic and accomplished Business and Operations Manager to provide day-to-day, strategic business and financial management of all Centre research programs and operations. This is a unique opportunity to partner with researchers and stakeholders to establish and grow the Centre on a national and international scale.

In this multifaceted position, you will be responsible for resourcing, staff management, devising program budgets, contract management, financial management, reporting, policy development, and supporting strategic development.

More specifically, as a Business and Operations Manager, you will also:

  • Provide high level advice and recommendations on policies and procedures relating to the management of the Centre.
  • Contribute to the development of project plans for HDR and postdoctoral projects.
  • Develop and manage a register of Centre-created intellectual property, publications, media releases, events, and presentations.
  • Implement and support an early career mentoring program and organise all student and postdoctoral placements.

About You

You will have high level management experience, with the ability to contribute towards the strategic planning and operational protocols of the Centre. As an exceptional collaborator, you will strive to foster strong partnerships with leadership, industry partner organisations, researchers, and students. Your strong business management and financial acumen and your sound analytical skills will allow you to implement new policies and initiatives, and monitor complex budgets.

To be successful, you will also demonstrate:

  • Experience in the management and administration of complex research projects/programs with proven ability to ensure effective completion of tasks within deadlines.
  • Leadership and staff management skills including the ability to encourage a collaborative work environment and an orientation towards achievement of goals.

About ARC Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation 

We are the leading Australian research and training centre tackling biofilm-related challenges. 

The ARC Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation, led by Flinders University, is a 5 year, $7.8m research and training program, bringing together 5 universities, 10 industry partners and key industry and regulatory bodies to deliver innovative research and biofilm solutions to tackle important issues for the maritime and water industries. 

By working with industries to develop innovative solutions that meet their needs and alleviate their biofilm-related problems, the ARC Training Centre for Biofilm Research and Innovation aims to: transform biofouling management strategies for maritime platforms; train the next generation of interdisciplinary scientists and engineers; and to develop biofilm management strategies across the defence and water industries to address evolving regulatory stringency. 

Life at Flinders

We're transforming and investing in people and facilities to create contemporary, stimulating, and satisfying learning and work environments that reflect our core values of excellence, innovation, courage, and integrity. Flinders is refocusing its strategic priorities with the aim of elevating its performance to be a top ten Australian university, and amongst the top 1% in the world.

Reaching beyond the limits of buildings, borders, and backgrounds, ours is an inclusive culture that believes absolutely in equality and opportunity for all. We don't just accommodate differences; we embrace and celebrate them. So, why work at Flinders?

  • 17% Superannuation + salary packaging options
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Wide range of professional development activities and services
  • We embrace diversity and promote equity and inclusion for all students and staff
  • Vibrant campus life and amenities including on campus health care servicesgym and childcare centre (Bedford Park, South Australia).

Our Commitment to Reconciliation and Indigenous Employment

Flinders University is proud to be an organisation that is committed to our Reconciliation Action Plan and Indigenous Workforce Strategy. Our vision is to be a preferred employer for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  We are committed to progressing Indigenous advancement in education, research, employment, and wellbeing, and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all Flinders vacancies.

Prescribed Conditions for Employment

  • The incumbent will be required to attain, and maintain, an Australian Security clearance level NV1 as determined under the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF).
  • A valid National Police Certificate which is satisfactory to the University will also be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.
  • Please note that you may be required to provide evidence that you are up to date with COVID-19 vaccinations, in line with the Flinders University COVID-19 Vaccination Policy 

How to Apply and Information

Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm (ACDT) Sunday, 5 May 2024.


Applications to be submitted before 10:00 pm:

05 May 2024

At Flinders we embrace and celebrate diversity and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and people of all ages, ethnicities, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities.

Flinders. Fearless.

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