School Manager, Molecular Sciences

Banyule, Australia
06 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Key role in the School of Molecular Sciences and the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science
  • Strong leadership abilities, emotional intelligence and the utmost professionalism, are required in this exciting and rewarding role.
  • Full-time, continuing position based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus $106,552 - $113,076.00 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation.

About the role

A wonderful opportunity for a self-motivated, enthusiastic professional with excellent leadership capabilities has become available. This position is within the School of Molecular Sciences, working closely with the leadership team there, and reporting through to the General Manager of the College of Science Health and Engineering. The role is integral to the success of the School and College and helps shapes the culture of the organisation as well as being critical to successful delivery of the business plan.

This role is a highly visible and respected position. In addition to managing budgets and a broad range of initiatives and programs within the business plan, the role is at the centre of coordination with academic and administrative staff. The School Manager is at once leader, diplomat, colleague and trusted advisor.

Skills & Experience required

To be considered you will possess a high level of professionalism, emotional intelligence and leadership skills. You will be able to manage budgets to a detailed level and hold people to account for expenditure. You will need to be able to conceptualize solutions and then deliver to detail on these. Management, leadership and project management skills are essential. The ability to quickly develop then maintain strong networks across a large diverse organisation is critical to success in this role.
Energy, strong values and a leadership style that clearly demonstrates professionalism will be required. The right person will have the ability to shape the role to his or her own style within these expectations of professionalism.

 About La Trobe and the School of Molecular Science

La Trobe University’s success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia’s research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence, it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges.  Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we are passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

The School of Molecular Science includes the departments of Applied Science, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Genetics, Pharmacy and Physics, teaching to almost 10,000 undergraduate students. Embedded within the School is the La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS), committed to solving global problems and improving the welfare of human societies. The Institute embodies the University's strategic vision: to be globally recognised for its excellence, creativity and innovation. The LIMS complex, at the centre of the Bundoora campus, houses roughly 400 La Trobe academics, research fellows, postgraduate students and support staff. LIMS also has an important regional node with many of its scientists work at La Trobe's Bendigo campus.


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How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and current C.V with your application.

Closing date:  Sunday 22nd of April at 11:55pm

Position Enquiries: Melissa Favata, Senior Recruitment Business Partner 03 9479 2030 
Position Description below:

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact HR Assist on 9479 1234.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the SAGE Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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