Centre Operations and Research Administration Manager

Sydney, Australia
07 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Faculty of Science

School of Physics

  • Opportunity to provide general management of all operational aspects of the research and commercialisation work
  • Located at Camperdown Campus
  • Full-time fixed term for 3 years, remuneration package: $119K p.a. which includes base salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

The position provides general management of all operational aspects of the research and commercialisation work being undertaken, including planning, funding and delivery of research to meet the work area’s research objectives in alignment with University policies and practices. It oversees operational budgets and prepares reports as required for management groups, external funding bodies, and governance committees.

In this position, you will:

  • provide operational and administrative management for the work area
  • provide effective program management for the research being undertaken by the work area
  • provide effective financial management support for the work area
  • manage the provision and deployment of resources and services for the work area and its related entities.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Centre Operations and Research Administration Manager who possesses:

  • postgraduate qualifications with relevant experience in operations management, business administration and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience
  • proven management experience; together with flexibility, capacity to adapt to changing circumstances and environments and, when necessary, navigating through ambiguity
  • experience in a research-intensive environment
  • financial literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure.

About us

The School of Physics at the University of Sydney is the leading Physics department in the country, with outstanding staff and students undertaking world-leading teaching and research. In the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) report, Physics at the University of Sydney was the only physical sciences school in Australia to receive a score in all eight categories, and achieved a top score of five in every category.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2444/1217F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30 pm 14 March 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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