Scientific Manager

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Aug 2022

  • Exciting Science Management Role working with the world’s first pregnancy cohort study
  • Level 8, full-time appointment on a three-year fixed term basis
  • Base salary range: $103,364 – $112,981 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

About the team

The Raine Study is one of the largest successful prospective cohorts of pregnancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood to be carried out anywhere in the world. It is a rich resource for researchers. Prospective longitudinal data has been collected at multiple time-points over pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. There are numerous stored biological samples. The cohort participants (approximately 2000) are now around 32 years of age and maintain a keen sense of commitment to the Raine Study. The Raine Study is a valuable resource for Western Australian, national, and international researchers, with established collaborative research networks across a wide variety of disciplines. There are currently more than 300 researchers from 14 broad areas of research utilising the Raine Study. The Scientific Manager oversees all aspects of the scientific portfolio in this complex and specialised environment.

About the opportunity

Reporting to the Scientific Director and leading the Scientific Support Officer, you will work with researchers to design and review research, write grant submissions and make contributions on the strategic planning and direction of the scientific portfolio within the Raine Study. You will also manage the scientific portfolio, making significant contributions to developing and influencing the policies, procedures, and processes of scientific activities to ensure the efficient functioning of the Raine Study.

In addition, you will chair relevant scientific committees, and ensure adequate ongoing training, development, and communication to the broader research community.

About you 

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate relevant degree qualifications (i.e., in  Epidemiology or similar) and substantial experience in health-related research and management, including specific experience of methods relating to epidemiological or cohort studies and public health, along with experience in complex statistical analyses of health or related data.

You will also demonstrate the ability to establish funding for research projects, in communicating scientific results through conference presentations and other report, and to efficiently publish high-quality scholarly research papers.

You will be an excellent communicator with attention to detail.

Note: A Current National Police Clearance (NPC) is a requirement of this position.

About your application

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. For information to assist you with compiling statements to answer the selection criteria, please visit Addressing the selection criteria

Closing date: Monday, 22 August 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Aggie Bouckley, Operations Manager, on (08) 6488 6956 or at

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce. We celebrate inclusion and diversity and believe gender equity is fundamental to achieving our goals.

  • We have child friendly areas on campus, including childcare facilities. Flexible work arrangements, part-time hours and job sharing will all be considered
  • UWA has been awarded Bronze Employer Status for being a Top Ten Employer for LGBTI Inclusion by the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2021)
  • UWA has also been awarded Athena Swan Bronze Accreditation in 2020

UWA is committed to inclusive recruitment and is happy to adjust the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. If you have queries in relation to the application process, please contact referencing the 6-digit job reference number and type of communication you prefer, and a member of our team will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

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