Deputy Director, Office of Sponsored Research

Brisbane, Australia
24 Apr 2018
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23 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Emboldened by a record of success and the prospect of contributing to the answers to theworld’s great challenges, UQ people are aiming ever higher to deliver benefits to society and the environment worldwide. The University maintains a world-class, comprehensive program of research and research training. We aim for international standards of excellence across the spectrum of research, from fundamental, curiosity-driven work that builds the stock of knowledge and leads to new research questions to applied research and innovation with direct applications to industry and communities.

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) provides strategic and administrative support in the key functional areas of research grants and tenders, research awards and prizes, and post-award corporate recording functions for research income across all categories

The Deputy Director, Sponsored Research has line management responsibility for these functional areas in order to provide integrated, high quality administrative service to enable the University to achieve its goals and strategic priorities in research. The Deputy Director is expected to lead the management of major research initiatives at an institutional level; to play an important role in the identification of possible funding sources for the University’s research community; to be proactive in the development of strategies and procedures designed to improve the quality of grant applications; and to improve the University’s research performance and research information delivery.

The person

Applicants will ideally posses a relevant degree and experience within the University and/or Research sectors, with an extensive knowledge of the research funding environment, including research management and administration, intellectual property, and knowledge transfer. The ability to manage a team in a high work-load environment, and to interact effectively with the University’s senior staff, will be critical to succeed in this position.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Alex Jackson at


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for five years at HEW Level 10A. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

Position Description



To discuss this role please contact Nicole Thompson on +61 7 3346 7920 or at

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