Associate Director, Research Operations

Canberra, Australia
01 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Classification: Senior Manager 3
Salary package: $134,520 per annum plus 17% superannuation Terms: Full time, Fixed term (5 years)

An opportunity exists for a highly motivated and dynamic research management professional to lead the team responsible for the research funding, contract and ethics at the Australian National University.  The Research Operations team sits within the Research Services Division, part of the ANU Research and Innovation Portfolio. The ANU is committed to expanding its research focus in line with the 2017-2021 Strategic Plan to increase engagement with industry and business.

As Associate Director, Research Operations, you will have the opportunity to practice your excellent leadership skills, enabling effective delivery of support services at the ANU.  You will lead the development and implementation of University-wide procedures working collaboratively with Colleges, and develop and coordinate a staff development and retention programme for research service staff across the ANU. You will provide strategic guidance to the University Executive, Director, Research Services Division and Senior University Researchers on research strategy, funding and ethics.

The Associate Director will work closely with the Director, Research Services and the Associate Director, Research Analysis, Systems and Integrity, to ensure the overall operational effectiveness of the Division.

For further information or a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Dr Douglas Robertson E:

Closing date: 25 March 2018

Position description:  AD - Research Operations SM3.pdf

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

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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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