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Director, Research Core Infrastructure

Perth (Suburb), Western Australia (AU)
$229,000 p.a. plus 17% superannuation
Closing date
11 Jun 2024

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Job Details

  • Provide strategic and operational leadership and advice on the University’s core research infrastructure centres to senior executives
  • Identify and influence cutting-edge infrastructure to support strategically aligned research capabilities
  • Senior appointment on a full-time, fixed-term appointment for 5 years initially
  • Base salary $229,000 p.a. plus 17% superannuation ($268,200 p.a. inclusive of superannuation)

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) (DVC Research) oversees research policy, postgraduate education, quality, impact, infrastructure, industry liaison, and intellectual property. The DVC (Research) manages institutes and services, while the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) provides strategic leadership for central research infrastructure, supported by the Director of Research Infrastructure and teams in the Office of Research, aligning with UWA's values.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and leading a team, you will manage operations and business development related to UWA's Research Infrastructure Centres (RICs), providing strategic and operational leadership and advice on UWA’s research core infrastructure to senior executives.

The RICs reporting to this position include (but are not restricted to) Animal Care Services, a service-based infrastructure; and Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis (CMCA), GinGin Observatory and Ridgefield Farm, a technical equipment-based infrastructure.

You will be managing UWA central/core RICs within the Research portfolio, collaborating with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the Head of Technical Services, and representing UWA's research infrastructure capabilities externally and within the industry. The role does not have operational responsibility for School-based research infrastructure. Working closely with the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and in partnership with the Head of Technical Services, the role will contribute to the development and implementation of university-wide strategies to optimise core RIC investment and research opportunities.

About you 

To be considered for this opportunity, you will possess extensive experience in the higher education sector with a focus on research and/or research infrastructure. You will have in-depth understanding of higher education research funding and the crucial role of world-class research infrastructure along with practical experience in ensuring compliance with national codes and frameworks. An understanding of procurement, contracting, and maintenance processes related to research infrastructure, coupled with a demonstrated capability to effectively manage substantial financial resources.

What We Offer

  • Salary packaging options and 17% superannuation with the option to reduce to the minimum superannuation guarantee.
  • Flexible working arrangements considered
  • Onsite parking available through salary packaging.
  • Parental leave policy offering up to 26 weeks paid leave after twelve months and 36 weeks after five years’ service.
  • Discounted health insurance from providers like Bupa, HBF, and Medibank.
  • On-campus childcare for children aged 6 weeks to kindergarten.
  • Annual recreational leave of 4 weeks, with the option to purchase up to eight additional weeks.
  • 12.5 days of paid personal/carer’s leave annually.

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File PD - Director, Research Core Infrastructure 517261.pdf

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may also submit an additional statement (1 page max) outlining any personal circumstances which should be considered when assessing your application. Applicants who have experienced periods of academic/professional interruption or other relevant events can include a description of achievements relative to opportunity in this statement.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Tuesday, 11 June 2024

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Professor Andrew Page at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for children aged 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


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