Research Project Manager job in Australia AUD108,352-123401/year

April 13, 2023
AUD 108352 - AUD 123401 / year

Job Description

UTS is a public university of technology committed to social justice, defined by our support for the economic, social and cultural prosperity of our communities.

Being part of such a progressive and innovative university offers us the scope and opportunity to be a different type of business school, one whose purpose is to lead education and research that enables business and organisations to contribute to the public good.

Detailed Description

About the Role

The is currently seeking to fill the newly created role of Research Project Manager for a full-time, fixed-term contract. The Research Project Manager is responsible for supporting the successful delivery of a multi-year program of research focused on led by lead project academic Professor Anne Summers.

As the Research Project Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing strategic support and advice to the DFVI Lead Project Academic and research team across policy, strategy, opportunity assessment and best practice approaches to research project management.
  • Coordinate and liaise with internal and external partners to achieve successful outcomes.
  • Monitor and escalate project performance or compliance issues to Project Lead.
  • Provide support in producing, coordinating and organising complex information, correspondence, data and documentation (forms, contracts, memos, reporting).
  • Undertake a diverse range of tasks to ensure the efficient and effective operation of program initiatives and project lead engagements, including budget and financial reporting.
  • Provide effective and proactive advice to project lead in relation to reporting workstreams.

As the ideal candidate for this role, you will have:

1. Strong strategic planning and project management skills with demonstrated experience in proactively managing, delivering and monitoring large scale research and/or stakeholder projects and activities.

2. Highly developed time management, organisational and problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to exercise judgement and prioritise workload in a fast-moving environment with competing deadlines.

3. A capacity for systematic thinking and ability to analyse information and situations, identify issues, assess impacts and propose options/recommendations based on sound rationale.

4. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships with internal and external stakeholders, as well as preparing correspondence, reports and presentations.

5. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a small team, and an ability to persuade others to work towards the achievement of high-quality, timely and accurate outcomes.


Base Salary Range: $108,352 to $123,401 pa (HEW 8)

This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.

This position is full-time, and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis of 30 months.

University of Technology Sydney

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