Research Program Manager

Updated: 12 months ago
Location: Adelaide, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: ; 11 Oct 2020 11:55 PM

Job no:504634
Work type:Fixed term - Full-time
Categories:Technical, Laboratory and Research Support, HEO8

(HEO 8) $98,779 to $110,819 per annum plus an employer contribution of 9.5% superannuation will apply.

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

The appointment will initially be until 31st January 2021, with an intention to extend the appointment until 30th June 2022 following the appointment of the Manager of the Institute for this period. Any extension will also be subject to a review of performance consistent with the agreed probation period.

The Goyder Institute for Water Research is a research alliance between the South Australian Government through the Department for Environment and Water (DEW), CSIRO, Flinders University, the University of Adelaide and the University of South Australia. The Institute facilitates governments, industries and leading researchers to collaboratively identify, develop and adopt innovative solutions for complex water management challenges to ensure a sustainable future. The University of Adelaide is the Manager (legal entity) of the Institute, with its role including employing Institute staff.

The Goyder Institute is partnering with the Australian and South Australian Governments for delivering 5 integrated research components of the Trials and Investigation Project of the Healthy Coorong Healthy Basin (HCHB) program. HCHB is aimed at identifying management interventions required to restore the Coorong, a wetland of state, national and international importance. The Institute’s research projects consist of multi-disciplinary teams from across multiple organisations and will provide critical knowledge to support decision-making related to the objectives of HCHB.

The primary focus for the Research Program Manager will be to ensure the successful delivery of the Institute’s HCHB research program. This will require providing leadership and management to drive the integrated development, coordination and implementation of the five research projects within the required timelines, budgets, funding requirements and inter-project dependencies. This will include ensuring the timely delivery of quality outputs with management of the program finances, peer review processes, preparation of progress and financial reports and reporting to DEW and the Institute’s Management Board and Research Advisory Committee. Maintaining numerous constructive and productive relationships between Institute partners and stakeholders will be important for this role.

To be successful you will need:

  • Extensive experience and excellent skills in project management, including adherence to sound practices such as project planning, executing plans, peer-review, monitoring and reporting, achieving milestones and financial management.
  • A thorough appreciation and understanding of the delivery of research projects including peer review, with the ability to ensure project leaders understand and address feedback appropriately.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills, including the ability to prioritise work and work independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship management skills to work collegially as part of a team and with a wide range of stakeholder groups, with the ability to liaise with stakeholders at all levels and manage and resolve sensitive matters at a senior level.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing sound advice, including preparation of detailed reports, briefing papers to executives and senior management

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of our education and research programs - including significant industry, government and community collaborations - offers you vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career.

It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring you will be surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our work's cutting-edge nature - not just in your own area, but across virtually the full spectrum of human endeavour - provides a constant source of inspiration.

Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence. Our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that our people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

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The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research in: agriculture; food and wine; animal and veterinary sciences; biological sciences; and physical sciences. It develops future science leaders, and actively partners with innovative industries to solve scientific problems of global significance.

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Click on the 'Apply Now' button to be taken through to our online application form. Please ensure you address and upload your responses to all of the selection criteria found in the position description. Applications close 11:55pm, 11 October 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Dr Kane Aldridge, Goyder Institute Director
School of Biological Sciences
P: +61 458 976 999

For a confidential discussion regarding the recruitment this position, contact:

Michelle Carter
HR Coordinator, Faculty of Sciences
P: +61 (8) 831 39271

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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