Deputy Director, Research Operations and Management

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
22 Feb 2017
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Research and Innovation Office

UTS has a bold vision to be a world-leading university of technology. We are a dynamic and innovative university in central Sydney, consistently ranked the top young university in Australia. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow

The UTS Research & Innovation Office (RIO) is recruiting for a Deputy Director, Research Operations and Management to continue leading business processes for the initiation and management of research projects including contract execution, ethics approvals, project reporting and acquittal. The role supports the implementation of the UTS Research Strategy as it contributes to the UTS vision to be a world leading university of technology, renowned for research which is at the forefront of creativity and technology.

About the team

The Research Operations and Management team assists with grant submissions, research contracts and agreements, project management/reporting, ethics, research finance and administration. This team also covers project establishment, issue identification and resolution support throughout a project lifecycle, proposal advice and support including compliance and risk checks and submission.

About the role

A diverse and challenging role, you will have responsibility for:

  • working with the Director and the other senior leaders in RIO to build a vibrant, high performance culture in the RIO and build a performance culture in the Research Operations and Management team
  • managing and providing professional leadership to the Research Operations and Management team
  • driving performance improvements in research project management and reporting.
  • overseeing the performance reporting and process improvement strategies and programs of the Office
  • ensuring compliance with the terms of research agreements, regulatory, government and University policy requirements in regard to the ethical and safe conduct of research
  • contributing to the University‚Äôs researcher development programs in relevant fields.

About you

A seasoned people manager, you will see yourself as a highly motivated individual who is at ease liaising with a diverse stakeholder base.  With highly developed, research, analytical and conceptual skills, your understanding and management experience of the issues around contract negotiation, and review in a university context, (including direct experience with the application and post-award management of ARC and NHMRC funding) will serve to ensure your success in the role.

Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: An attractive and competitive remuneration package will be offered.

This role attracts 17% superannuation in addition to the base salary. Employee benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This appointment will be on a 5-year fixed term, full-time basis.

How To Apply

Prior to commencing your application for [IRC90061], please review the Position Description and the relevant selection criteria - these can be found on our website by clicking on the apply link. You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document

Please note that only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.

As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC90061.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.

Closing Date:  Monday 20 March 2017 at 11.59pm (AEST)

We are committed to diversity and social inclusion, evidenced by our WGEA Employer of Choice citation, Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy and the UTS Access and Inclusion Plan. We welcome applications from women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles), Indigenous Australians, people with disability, those who identify as LGBTIQ and applicants from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.