Manager, Sponsored Research

Brisbane, Australia
11 May 2018
End of advertisement period
25 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Full Time

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)

The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is a member of the University's Senior Executive and has responsibility for enhancing the university’s performance and reputation in research, research training, and research collaboration with external stakeholders, nationally and internationally. The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) is supported by the staff in the UQ Research and Innovation portfolio. Units within the portfolio have responsibility to support the University's research community through strategic engagement with external stakeholders, funding organisations and research partners; international collaborations; grants management; research performance data management, research infrastructure management, and research ethics and integrity.

The Role

As a senior member of the Office of Sponsored Research (OSR), the Manager, Sponsored Research is expected to play an important role in the development of strategies and procedures designed to improve the quality of grant applications, to be proactive in the identification of funding sources for the University’s research community, and to improve the University’s research performance and research information delivery generally. The position supervises a team of Research Administration Officer/s (RAOs) and administrative support staff.

There are two opportunities available; a continuing appointment and a 2 year, fixed term appointment. Candidates are advised that occasional overseas travel is required under the 2 year fixed term appointment.

The Person

Applicants should possess Postgraduate qualifications and extensive experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. The Manager, Sponsored Research is a highly visible representative of the University and as such must possess excellent customer service, communication and written skills, coupled with a thorough knowledge of research management.


There are currently two available opportunities; a full-time, 2 year fixed term appointment and a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range of $92,811 - $104,214 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%. Total package will be in the range $101,628 - $121,930 p.a. 

Position Description Manager Sponsored Research Position Description.pdf Enquiries

To discuss this role please contact Nicole Thompson on +61 7 334 67920 or

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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Applicants must have the right to live and work in Australia to apply for this role.

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