Senior Research Partnerships and Program Manager

Brisbane, Australia
05 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

UQ Child Health Research Centre

The UQ Child Health Research Centre (UQ-CHRC) is an exciting new research centre at The University of Queensland which brings together some of UQ’s leading researchers to tackle global challenges in child and adolescent health. The Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre (QCPRRC) is one of seven research groups within the UQ-CHRC, and is located at the Centre for Children’s Health Research; a $134 million purpose-built research facility adjacent to the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital at South Brisbane.

The QCPRRC has recently been awarded two national and state-wide programs:

(i)      The QCPRRC leads the NHMRC Clinical Centre for Research Excellence (CCRE) Australasian Cerebral Palsy Clinical Trials Network (AusCP-CTN) (5 years, December 2016-2021, $2.5M). The AusCP-CTN has a 5 year work plan to conduct national training in the earlier detection of CP, fast track children to multisite randomised clinical trials of new neuroprotectants and to develop and test new rehabilitation.

(ii)     The Advance Queensland Innovation Partnerships (AQIP) program, Advancing Cerebral Palsy in Queensland, is a 3 year program (Dec 2016- 2020), $3M. The AQIP program will develop new ‘toolboxes’ of biological and clinical markers to detect CP earlier, implement state-wide training of the General Movements Assessment, fast track infants to trials of early intervention and knowledge translation to improve early detection of CP.

The role

This position supports the Directors to promote the strategic growth of the research program and to generate strong and beneficial partnerships between key internal and external stakeholders for the Centre. This position manages all operational business functions including: finance; human resources; postgraduate student administration; resource management; workplace health and safety; and research administration including management of ethics and governance compliance related to the two new programs.

The person

Applicants should possess postgraduate qualifications and extensive relevant experience and/or extensive and proven management experience in a research management role within a tertiary education or similar environment, with high level competency that demonstrates the ability to deliver on the accountabilities of this position. The successful candidate will have demonstrated high level interpersonal, strategic planning and change management skills, including effective liaison and negotiation skills needed to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.  You will have demonstrated experience in research and project management, including high level of computer proficiency and practical understanding of administrative computer applications, including demonstrated knowledge in research administration systems and research databases. The successful candidate will have high level knowledge of competitive granting agencies and research funding opportunities in the context of a research-intensive tertiary environment. The successful candidate needs to be highly organized and possess excellent written and interpersonal skills, with strong attention to detail in all matters with demonstrated experience with granting, contractual matters, intellectual property and commercialization in a research context.  The successful candidate will have experience in the preparation and monitoring of budgets, supervising the processing financial transactions, and producing financial reports in a large to medium sized organisation with high level attention to detail.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at HEW Level 9 until 28th February 2019. The remuneration package will be in the range $108,810.14 - $115,144.01 p.a. full-time equivalent, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $127,307.86 - $137,718.49 p.a. full-time equivalent).

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Professor Roslyn Boyd ( on +61 7 3069 7372.

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