Manager, Research Performance

Newcastle/Maitland/Hunter, Australia
23 Oct 2017
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Contract Type
Full Time

Research and Innovation Division > Research and Innovation Services

About UON

UON is a global leader, distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence, creating a better future for our regions through innovation and impact. We offer an extraordinary environment to push boundaries and take ideas forward. No matter your professional background, you will find a community of minds eager to work together to explore new ideas and continually improve the way we perform. UON is a place where we encourage innovation, celebrate achievement and reflect on our practice to ensure we are striving for excellence. Your contribution to making us a world-class institution is recognised and rewarded in many different ways. Competitive salaries, formal awards programs, development opportunities and promotions are just the start.

The Research and Innovation Division promotes and enhances the University's strong and vibrant research culture by attracting, training and supporting researchers and industry partnerships to solve real-world problems.

Research and Innovation Services supports the University's research performance and profile by efficient and effective research administration and the provision of high level administrative and infrastructure research support activities.

The Research Performance team provides strategic advice and support to the University's research community, the Division's senior executive, and the Division's internal stakeholders.

About the role

The Manager, Research Performance is responsible for the leadership of the Research Performance team dedicated to understanding and improving the university's research performance, providing regular and timely research performance metrics to both internal and external stakeholders, and ensuring the university meets its external research performance reporting requirements.

The role also has responsibility for the continuous improvement of data systems and business processes to drive advances in the capture and reporting of research metrics, and the provision of high-level research, analysis and information to inform and support the achievement of the University's research goals aligned with the University's NeW Futures Strategic Plan.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Post graduate qualifications or a related degree and extensive relevant experience; or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training;
  • Demonstrated ability in leading, facilitating and delivering on key corporate reporting requirements;
  • Demonstrated ability in developing and implementing broad strategies to achieve specific research objectives;
  • Critical appraisal skills and the ability to turn data, business intelligence and research into clear robust conclusions that underpin strategic recommendations;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to write high level proposals and reports;
  • Ability to build and develop relationships and mutually beneficial partnerships across diverse stakeholder groups;
  • Demonstrated leadership capability including the ability to lead and manage teams which deliver exceptional performance;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace obligations to, and experience in leading and cultivating workplace practices and behaviours that promote, support and maintain a safe, healthy, equitable, diverse and respectful workplace; including responding appropriately to adverse accidents, incidents, behaviours, issues, reports and the like.

Please note: In accordance with the University's Staff Selection Guidelines, your application will be assessed on the selection criteria found at the link below. It is essential that you address each of the criteria to enable the selection committee to properly assess your application and suitability for interview.

HEW Level 10 - $118,548 plus contributory superannuation with Unisuper, attracting a generous employer contribution of 17%.

For additional information on the position contact Paula Jones on 02 4921 5300

Applications close: 17 November 2017.

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