Biocloud Project Manager - Australian Biocommons

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Deadline: 25 Apr 2024

Job no: 0062048
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services
Department/School: Australian BioCommons
UOM 8 – $115,137 – $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Oversee project management activities for the Biocloud initiative within the Australian BioCommons, collaborating with diverse stakeholders and managing resources effectively.
  • Offers the opportunity to manage impactful diverse projects for health and environmental areasincluding paediatric cancer and threatened species research
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!

About the Role
The BioCloud Project Manager role at the Australian BioCommons offers a unique opportunity to deliver strategic initiatives in life sciences research, collaborating with diverse partner organisations and research communities. You'll oversee project timelines, budgets, and resources across multiple BioCloud projects, driving innovation in cloud computing, data warehousing, and bioinformatics analysis. With a focus on building strong relationships and achieving impactful outcomes, this position contributes to advancing research in genomics and bioinformatics, ultimately benefiting the health of Australians and environmental conservation efforts.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support the planning, implementation, and delivery of multiple projects / initiatives, including developing project plans, timelines, budgets and defining success criteria.
  • Monitor and evaluate project progress, budgets, scope and change control.
  • Apply suitable project management approaches to each project as appropriate – traditional, agile, or a hybrid approach.
  • Develop and maintain project documentation, including project plans, status and progress reports, and meeting minutes.

Who We Are Looking For
You will be an ideal candidate if you possess significant experience in managing multiple service delivery projects concurrently, along with a proven track record of designing, costing, and delivering projects on time and within budget. Your ability to work effectively with distributed teams, coupled with strong interpersonal management skills and advanced communication abilities, demonstrates your capacity to handle diverse situations with initiative, sensitivity, and tact while building strong relationships with stakeholders.

You will also have:

  • Appropriate tertiary-level postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications in project management, and/or at least 5 years’ relevant project management experience, with proven capacity to apply a range of the most appropriate project management tools to achieve determined goals.
  • Significant experience with successfully managing multiple service delivery projects in parallel.
  • Experience working with distributed teams and collaborators.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, cost, and deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – Australian BioCommons
The Australian BioCommons Project, backed by over $60M in NCRIS funding (2023-2028), is reshaping life science research nationwide. It provides state-of-the-art bioinformatics and bioscience data infrastructure, aligning with global standards to support cutting-edge research. Offering access to advanced analysis tools and robust data management solutions, BioCommons ensures researchers can achieve excellence in environmental, agricultural, and biomedical studies. Through comprehensive training, it accelerates the adoption of innovative research methods, driving forward scientific breakthroughs.

What We Offer You!
In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check out our benefits  page!

About the University of Melbourne
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The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected] , with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents: 

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid Abdullatif via email at [email protected] , ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Position Description

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