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Western Sydney University

Manager, Tenders and Quality, Research Services - closing 27 February 2020

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Western Sydney University

3x Industry Partnership Managers, Research Services - closing 27 February 2020

Australian Catholic University

Research Manager (Neuropsychology) - closing 03 March 2020

Job No: 975601
Campus Location: Melbourne
Functional Unit: The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research
Work Type: Fixed term full time
  • Utilise your excellent project management and research administration skills to support the Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program
  • Full-time fixed-term (approximately 3 years)
  • Position based in Melbourne

Australian Catholic University (ACU) is an inclusive community which welcomes students and staff of all beliefs. ACU has over 2,500 staff supporting more than 34,000 students across eight campuses – Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, North Sydney, Strathfield and Rome.

As valued members of our community, all staff members are expected to have an understanding of ACU's mission and values and to demonstrate an active contribution to them.

The Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (MMIHR) is focused on finding and advocating for effective strategies to create healthier societies. Our research aims to address critical public health issues by identifying and responding with innovative programs that deliver better health outcomes and transform lives. The  Behaviour, Environment and Cognition Research Program (BECRP) within the MMIHR uses data from national and international studies to explore the interaction between urban environments, lifestyle behaviours (participation in physical and social activities) and physical and cognitive health across the lifespan.  Research is conducted in collaboration with teams from 16 different countries across six continents.   


As a Research Manager (Neuropsychology) you will:

  • Provide managerial oversight of the research and related administrative activities of the neuropsychology component of the BECRP.
  • Manage end-to-end research deliverables in line with funding agreements
  • Take a lead role in identifying, developing and translating new partnership opportunities into a range of evidence-based programs of research.
  • Contribute to the collection, analysis and reporting of data related to BECRP


To be successful in this role you will need:                                                               

  • Tertiary qualification (Masters or PhD) in neuropsychology or equivalent and extensive experience in observational, experimental or clinical research in neuropsychology or cognitive sciences.
  • Demonstrated skills in the coordination of data collection, data analysis using a range of databases, and high-level record keeping and data management skills.
  • High level writing skills, including stakeholder communications, presentations, and the ability to produce high quality papers and reports within required parameters.
  • To demonstrate confidence and courage in achieving ACU’s Mission, Vision and Values by connecting the purpose of one’s work to ACU’s Mission, Vision and Values.

The University pursues an excellence agenda and offers an environment where staff are welcomed and safe, and valued through development, participation and involvement.


How to Apply:

Obtain the Position Description Download File PD Research Manager_Neuropsychology (HEW 8). Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria listed in the position description. To apply for this role click the "Apply" link below. Visit Hints and Tips on how to apply.

Total remuneration valued to $115,017 to $128,589pa, including salary component $97,191 - $108,660 (Higher Education Worker Level 8), employer contribution to superannuation and annual leave loading.

General enquiries can be directed to Professor Ester Cerin on 03 9230 8260 or

Only candidates with the right to work in Australia may apply for this position.

Equal Opportunity and Privacy of personal information is University policy. For more details visit:

ACU is committed to diversity and social inclusion in its employment practices. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people with disabilities and people from culturally diverse groups are encouraged.

Applications Close: Tuesday 3 March 2020

Advertised: 14 Feb 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 03 Mar 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time

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University of Technology Sydney

Operations Manager – CNRM - closing 4 March 2020

Operations Manager – CNRM

Centre for Neuroscience & Regenerative Medicine, 

School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science

At UTS, the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose – we are widely recognised as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. Cited as a WGEA Employer of Choice since the inception of the award, we are now among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career.


Thus, the Faculty of Science aims to ensure equitable representation in all occupational categories and in all levels of its workforce. In an effort to eliminate employment barriers, we especially encourage applications from suitably qualified individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, from individuals with primary carer responsibilities, from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and from female candidates. 


At UTS’ Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM), we are dedicated to helping those suffering from the debilitating conditions of the brain, mind and spinal cord.  Led by Professor Bryce Vissel, the Centre is delivering results previously never thought possible, in line with its vision to create a sustainable, world-leading hub of excellence.


We are looking for a dedicated, experienced Operations Manager to work with and support The Centre Director, Professor Vissel, in this endeavour.


The operations manager position may appeal to a person who has previously been a senior highly experienced Executive Assistant or who has had a major administrative role requiring efficient management of numerous and sometimes sensitive responsibilities.


The Operations Manager is ultimately accountable to the Manager of the School of Life Sciences in the Faculty of Science but on a day-to-day basis, effectively reports to the Centre Director. The Operations Manager contributes to the objective of maximising outcomes for CNRM by providing many aspects of administrative support to the CNRM Director, including, but not limited to:


  • Review proposals prior to submission for accuracy, style, and to ensure compliance
  • Provide financial advice relating to grants and funding as required and maintain awareness of, and advise on, CNRM finances
  • Plan, coordinate and provide strategic advice to enquiries and information requests from the Centre staff, UTS community and from external parties in relation to a range of sensitive issues in consultation with the Centre Director
  • Manage numerous day-to-day matters for the Centre Director as outlined in the Position Description
  • Prepare correspondence and reports to funding body, government and industry partners, researchers and University management as directed
  • Help manage strategic communications internally and externally
  • Consult with stakeholders as agreed and provide specialist advice to the Centre Director on issues as they arise
  • Coordinate Centre activities across sites as required by the Centre Director.


To be successful in this role, you should have:


  • Demonstrated superior and effective communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with a diverse range of staff at various levels across the University and externally.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills and ability to contribute to continuous improvement in operations, processes and service delivery.
  • Demonstrated capacity for dealing effectively with people and stakeholders, and understanding of managing information with sensitivity and confidentiality
  • The ability to interpret and provide advice on policy and procedure.
  • Experience in communication through newsletters and reports
  • Experience in administrative tasks such as calendar and expense management and responding to emails of various complexity and dealing with related issues
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or an equivalent level of knowledge gained from a combination of experience and training.
  • ‘Experience in the timely provision of excellent client service in a high pressured administrative or project environment.
  • An understanding of the Position Description and an ability to work across a variety of tasks as described in the Position Description


Remuneration & Benefits

Base Salary Range: $90,062 to $99,631 pa (HEW 7)

This role attracts 9.5% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 12 months.

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities and to apply click here  

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to the UTS Recruitment Team at or on +61 (0) 2 9514 1080.


Closing Date: Wednesday 4th March 2020 at 11.59pm (AEST)


Applicants must have unlimited rights to work in Australia.

UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.



Telethon Kids Institute

Research Support Officer - closing 6 March 2020

The Opportunity

An exciting new opportunity has arisen in the Research Development team for a full-time Research Support Officer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Working across the teams at Telethon Kids Institute and reporting to the Manager of Grants and Research Development, this role is integral providing research grants administration support.

The Role

The position will provide pro-active and timely assistance to researchers in the grant development and application process, administering awards and ensuring funding scheme conditions and guidelines are followed. The Research Support Officer will also take oversight of maintaining the Institute’s publication database and internal award schemes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
The position will work closely with the Manager of Grants and Research Development and Senior Grants Development Officer.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
The position is a 2 year maximum term contract, with a possible extension subject to performance review and a re-assessment of the team's on-going needs. We will consider job-share arrangements and these should be noted in your cover letter.

Your Experience

The be successful in the role you will possess the following:

  • A relevant graduate degree or equivalent knowledge and skills developed through professional experience in research administration
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent communication skills including interpersonal, verbal and written reports
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to show initiative, work independently and cooperatively with members of the team
  • Ability to anticipate and resolve problems
  • High standard of proficiency in the use of computer software packages
  • Knowledge of competitive grant opportunities, ideally in the health and medical research space (desirable)
  • Experience in research grant management and administration (desirable)

For specific details, please refer to the Job Description. We will consider applicants at all levels of experience in the sector. We are looking for a person with excellent organisation and time management skills and a high level of attention to detail who is looking to join and make a positive contribution to a high performing team. 

We are driving inclusion and diversity as part of the way we work. If you meet a number of the requirements (and not all), we encourage you to submit your application.

The successful candidate will be asked to provide a satisfactory National Police Check prior to commencement.

Our Culture

Our aim is to create a workplace where people are respected and encouraged to fulfil their potential. We encourage a workforce that is innovative, eager to acquire knowledge and enhance skills; we embrace all employee differences and foster a culture that supports diversity and inclusion.                                                                                                                         
In return, you will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package including salary packaging of up to $15, 899 and the opportunity to be part of a long-standing organisation.                                                                                                              
We offer excellent training and development opportunities and generous staff benefits including flexible working conditions, paid parental leave, social activities and a health and wellbeing program.

Click here for the Job Description

Contact Name: Tegan McNab

Contact Email:

Closing Date: 06/03/2020 - Telethon Kids reserves the right to hire prior to the closing date.


The Telethon Kids Institute is one of the nation's leading medical research organisations. We are home to a diverse team of more than 750 staff and postgraduate students dedicated to improving child health and development.

Telethon Kids is an independent medical research institute, based within the Perth Children's Hospital at the QEII Medical Centre campus in Nedlands, Western Australia. The Institute’s purpose-built facility includes state-of-the-art laboratories, collaborative work spaces, clinical suites and meeting spaces with access to leading-edge technology and research services.

Our research teams are among the world's best and we have strong affiliations with the children's hospital and all the major Western Australian universities.


The Telethon Kids Institute is committed to being champions of gender equity, diversity and inclusivity. We actively encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to apply for positions with the Institute to support our aim of improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families and to continue to build a culturally competent, respectful and safe place to work.

*The successful candidate will be asked to provide a satisfactory National Police Check (obtained within the last 3 months) prior to commencement*


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Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS)

Education Partnerships Manager - closing 20 March 2020

Job no: 497311
Work type: Full time
Location: Bedford Park
Categories: HEO9, Research Development and Support



Higher Education Officer Level 9

Salary Range:

$111,392 to $119,197 pa 

Employment Type:

Fixed-term, Full-time

Position Reports to:

Chief Operating Officer - Australasian Research Management Society

Please Direct Application Enquiries to:                    

Mrs Maria Zollo

Closing date:

Friday, 20 March 2020 at 11:00am 


Position Summary:

The Australasian Research Management Society (ARMS) Inc is hosted by Flinders University and will be located in the ARMS Executive Office at Flinders’ Bedford Park Campus. ARMS is the Australasian Association of Research Management professionals, providing strategic, management, technical, administrative, or clerical assistance to support the research endeavour. The Society’s membership spans universities, independent research institutions, government and health research organisations from across the Australasia region including Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.  

This position will suit an experienced research management professional who is seeking to advance her/his skills in a senior business development role.

The key purpose of this position is to provide business development leadership to expand ARMS’ suite of education, training and professional development programs and offerings as detailed in the Professional Development Framework, including strategy formulation, governance and operational management. The incumbent will work under the broad to generally unguided direction of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and in conjunction with the Education and Professional Development Committee, but is expected to show initiative and work independently as required.

The position will be responsible for overseeing  the financial stability and profitability of professional development programs, and is charged with continually enhancing these programs to ensure that they are effectively meeting the changing needs of the research management profession and to ensure that the ARMS Board meets its strategy in accordance with the ARMS Strategic Plan, Towards 2025.

Flexibility of working hours is required as after-hours work may also be required, including international and interstate travel as approved by the ARMS COO.


Information For Applicants:

You are required to provide a suitability statement of no more than three pages, addressing the key capabilities of the position description. In addition, you are required to upload your CV.

We are seeking to increase the diversity to improve equal opportunity outcomes for employees, and therefore we encourage female applicants, people with a disability and/or people from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent to apply.

Please note, late applications and applications sent via agencies will not be accepted.


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Advertised: 17 Feb 2020 Cen. Australia Daylight Time
Applications close: 20 Mar 2020 11:00 AM Cen. Australia Daylight Time


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UNSW Sydney

Manager, Research Integrity Unit - closing 29 March 2020

Manager, Research Integrity Unit

Apply now Job no: 499237
Work type: Continuing / Full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Professional Leadership

About the Organisation

The UNSW Conduct & Integrity Office is responsible for ensuring that the principles of respect and integrity continue to underpin the pursuit of knowledge at UNSW. This is achieved by working collaboratively with key stakeholders to resolve complaints and allegations of wrongdoing. Upholding the standards of conduct expected of all members of the UNSW community is considered vital for any global university, improving and transforming lives through excellence in research, outstanding education and a commitment to advancing a just society.

About the Opportunity

The Manager, Research Integrity Unit (RIU), leads the Unit and is the key point of contact and champion for research integrity matters at UNSW. This role, together with RIU team, responds to concerns and allegations of research misconduct.

About the Successful Candidate

To be successful in this role you will be a strong leader with a history of leading a successful team. You will ideally have a research background with outstanding stakeholder management skills.

More specifically you will have:

  • A research degree (or equivalent research experience) and extensive research management experience acquired within a large university (or equivalent research organisation)
  • Comprehensive and expert knowledge of and experience in the regulatory governance framework related to research and the responsible conduct of research, with demonstratable achievements in translating knowledge into policy, practice, and training
  • Outstanding relationship management skills, with a track record of engaging and influencing a wide range of diverse stakeholders, including mediation and conflict resolution in complex environments
  • Superior interpersonal skills and communication skills with the ability to provide authoritative advice and communicate effectively, presenting complex information in a simple way
  • Proven planning and organisational skills with the ability to confidently lead, develop and motivate self and staff, establish operational plans and priorities, allocate resources and lead new initiatives in a busy environment
  • Exceptional analytical and sound decision-making skills with demonstrated ability to quickly assimilate new concepts and develop innovative solutions to complex matters
  • Demonstrated experience in exercising a high level of initiative, tact and discretion in dealing with matters of a highly confidential or controversial nature
  • Ability and capacity to direct and monitor the implementation and effectiveness of the safety management system.

Download File PD - Manager Research Integrity Unit - DVCA - January 2020 (1).pdf

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria nominated in the Position Description.

Kim Symons, Talent Acquisition Consultant

P: 02 9385 0670

Applications close: Sunday 29th March before 11pm  

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

Position Description

Advertised: 24 Feb 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 29 Mar 2020 AUS Eastern Daylight Time


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University of Notre Dame Australia

Senior Research Fellow - closing 16 March 2020

Senior Research Fellow

  • $137,405 pa (level C), inclusive $119,001 base salary, plus 13% superannuation, location allowance and 17.5% leave loading
  • Full-time, Continuing contract 

About the University

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a private Catholic university with over 1000 permanent staff providing an exceptional educational experience to over 12,000 students across our Broome, Fremantle and Sydney campuses.

About Nulungu Research Institute

Nulungu Research Institute is a Kimberley-based Indigenous research institute with a national remit. Comprising of  Indigenous and non-Indigenous researchers with proven successful engagement in an Indigenous context.  Nulungu focuses on culturally-appropriate collaborative research, outreach and training; particularly across the Kimberley region.

About the opportunity

This position works with the Nulungu research team in an operational capacity and participates in all research areas determined in consultation with the PVC Research.,-NRI.pdf

Duties include:

  • developing a body of research aligned to the research strategic priorities of Nulungu & Notre Dame, & focused on improving Indigenous community outcomes;
  • conducting research within a well-designed engagement & impact methodology framework that includes the evaluation of the impact of research-based interventions;
  • exploring, applying for & attracting external research income (including end-user income) to fund strategic research opportunities that will lead to improved Indigenous community outcomes;
  • managing the financial oversight, timely completion, write up, reporting & dissemination of research projects undertaken;
  • initiating & maintaining ongoing, strategic relationships with organisations & communities across all states, especially where Notre Dame’s main campuses are located (WA and NSW), by actively participating in research partnership programs designed to improve Indigenous community outcomes;
  • producing research with demonstrable impact in community or public policy settings.

Skills & Experience

To be successful for this role, you will have:

  • Demonstrated knowledge & understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander cultures, communities & the issues affecting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people;
  • Current & unrestricted “C” Class Drivers Licence;
  • Doctoral qualification or equivalent;
  • A strong research track record of high quality ERA-reportable research outputs relevant to Nulungu’s research focus areas, especially in the areas of Culture Country & Language; Aboriginal Wellbeing & Health; Education; & Cultural Immersion & Social Justice;
  • Demonstrated research project management, finance & organisational skills. 


  • Paid parental leave
  • Regional salary packaging opportunities
  • Generous training and study opportunities

How to apply

For full details about the role, download the candidate information pack at

Applicants are expected to address all selection criteria in their application and have current and valid work rights in Australia.

For further information on how to apply visit:

Applications close: Monday 16 March 2020.

For this position, it is a genuine occupational desire that it be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted by and arguable under Section 51(d) of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act WA 1984.

The University of Notre Dame Australia seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of the University and its stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our staff.