Research and Operations Manager

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

Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre (QCPRRC)

The QCPRRC was established in 2007 as a joint initiative of The University of Queensland and the state-wide Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service at Children’s Health Queensland. Our mission is to improve health outcomes for children with cerebral palsy and related disorders. QCPRRC’s track record for innovative and groundbreaking research has earned national and international standing within the field of cerebral palsy and rehabilitation research. The QCPRRC is one of seven research groups within the UQ-Children’s Health Research Centre (UQ-CHRC).

UQ Child Health Research Centre

Established in 2015, the UQ Child Health Research Centre (UQ-CHRC) brings together some of UQ’s leading researchers to tackle global challenges in child and adolescent health. The UQ-CHRC is co-located with research centres from Children’s Health Queensland and Queensland University of Technology in the recently completed 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 role

The position provides high-level research and operational management for the Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre. This position supports the Directors to manage the strategic growth of the research program and key partnerships for the Centre, and leads all operational business functions including finance, human resources, research administration, postgraduate student administration, and resource management. This position is physically based at the Centre for Children’s Health Research, South Brisbane.

The person

Applicants should possess a postgraduate degree in health sciences (or other relevant discipline); at least five years relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Ideally the successful applicant will have high level knowledge of competitive granting agencies and research funding opportunities, high level operational management, strategic planning and change management skills and experience in managing research projects to produce high impact outcomes.

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 part-time (0.6FTE), fixed term appointment at HEW Level 8 until 31st July 2019 (with possibility of extension). The remuneration package will be in the range $92,811.16 - $104,214.40 p.a. full-time equivalent, plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $108,589.06 - $121,930.85 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.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume, and Response to each of the Selection Criteria.

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