Manager, Higher Degree by Research, HDR

Wagga Wagga, Australia
05 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Be part of a team committed to excellence in strategic and applied research
  • Be involved in complex and high level creative planning, and strategic policy and operational advice
  • Provides significant leadership

The Role

  • Continuing, Full Time
  • $92,205 - $104,497 pa (plus super.)
  • Wagga Wagga

As the Manager, Higher Degree by Research (HDR) you will provide significant leadership in liaison, support and development to advance research training in the University. The role combines coordination of the HDR Team of the Research Office with creation, documentation, implementation and improvement of the policies and operational systems for effective HDR management at CSU. In this role, you will be involved in complex and high level creative planning, and strategic policy and operational advice.

To be successful you will have:

  • High level skills managing and leading teams in a high workflow environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, to negotiate and build relationships with a diverse range of people and with key external bodies
  • Experience in forming, planning, developing and implementing policies, procedures and projects with a focus on contributing to organisational goals

About Us

Charles Sturt University is a young and growing university committed to developing far-sighted people who help their communities grow and flourish. We make a significant contribution to the prosperity and vibrancy of our rural and regional communities, with a reach and impact across Australia and internationally. We work together with industry, communities and students to create new thinking, inspire each other and make a positive and progressive contribution to the world.

The Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Development and Industry) encompasses the Research Office, the Office of Global Engagement and Partnerships, the Office of Indigenous Affairs, the four University Research Centres plus a number of strategic agendas including ethics and compliance, commercialisation of research, the AgriPark and contribution to the University Strategy.

The DVC RDI, in collaboration with the Pro Vice-Chancellor Global Engagement (Research and Partnership), stewards the development of collaborative connections between CSU and industry, end-users and stakeholders to strengthen and expand the research agenda. Closer strategic partnerships are sought based on the internationally competitive nature and relevance of CSU research and the opportunity to provide Higher Degree by Research students with a more comprehensive training.

The Research Office is a key operational unit within the RDI portfolio. The critical role of the Research Office is to provide an integrated suite of high standard research administration and support services. Effective leadership of the Research Office is essential to ensure excellence in research higher degree candidature management, research grants and contracts administration, research finance and commercialisation, research information management and reporting, research compliance and research policy development. These activities are undertaken through active liaison with internal and external stakeholders and a strong communication program.

CSU offers a great work-life balance, professional development opportunities and generous financial benefits.

Charles Sturt University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. Applications are encouraged from Indigenous Australians; people with a disability; women (particularly for senior and non-traditional roles); people who identify as LGBTIQ; and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

This position is open to Australian Citizens and Permanent Residents; or applicants who hold a current valid work visa commensurate with this position.

Application Requirements

Applicants are expected to apply online and address the selection criteria in the position description. If you experience difficulties applying online or for further information on completing the application process please visit our how to apply page or contact us.

Further Information

Additional information is available in the position description or by contacting:

Rosemary Adams | Acting Director, Research| | Ph: (02) 6272 6225

Applications Close: 11 pm, 25 April 2018