Senior Business Manager

Canberra, Australia
15 Dec 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Jan 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Classification: ANU Officer Grade 8 (Administration)
Salary package: $95,894 - $102,664 per annum plus 17% superannuation 
Work Type: Full time, Continuing

The Research School of Astronomy & Astrophysics (RSAA) conducts research, teaching, technology development and outreach activities at two observatory sites: Mount Stromlo (MSO) and Siding Spring Observatory (SSO), both of which are remote from the from the main ANU campus. The School hosts research and commercial groups in support of its main research program, including two ARC Centre of Excellence and Advanced Instrumentation and Technology Centre (AITC).  The School has high public and commercial profile nationally and internationally. Our two campuses are open to the public and the School runs regular public outreach programs and events.

The Senior Business Manager provides high-level administrative and financial management support and leadership within the School. This position also works closely with RSAA academic and professional staff, as well as building close and effective working relationships with colleagues in the Colleges of Science and the University.

ANU College of Science overview

The ANU College of Science (CoS) comprises: the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, the Research School of Biology, the Research School of Chemistry, the Research School of Earth Science, the Fenner School of Environment and Society, the Mathematical Sciences Institute, the Research School of Physics and Engineering, and the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science. Staff and students within the ANU College of Science conduct research and delivers a research-led education program that encompasses the entire breadth of the sciences, supported by extensive international networks and by world-class facilities.  The College has a strong tradition of research excellence that has fostered distinguished Nobel Laureates and Kyoto Prize winners and that trains scientific leaders in disciplines in which the ANU is consistently ranked in the top twenty in the world.

The Australian National University (ANU) College of Science covers all areas of scientific endeavour, from astrophysics to climate change, epidemiology to theoretical chemistry, scientists at ANU use their skills to contribute to advancing science for the future of the world, integrating high level research and educational excellence.

For additional information, please contact Dr Milica Symul on T: 02 6125 0273 or E: 

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant via: 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

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