First listed on: 07 March 2018

Research Manager

The University of Sydney Business School
Reference no. 186/0218

  • Great opportunity to manage the research unit and provide leadership in research support at a world-class business school
  • Located at our Camperdown Campus
  • Continuing, full-time, remuneration package $138K to $146K p.a. which includes salary, leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity 

This position presents an interesting and exciting opportunity to work with the Associate Dean Research and Faculty General Manager to design and implement the Business School research strategy and build research capacity. In addition, you'll proactively respond to policy initiatives at University and Government level and contribute to the business development work undertaken by the School’s Research Unit.

Other important aspects are providing general management of all operational matters in the Research Unit and leading the unit’s team of professional staff.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Research Manager who has:

  • experience in a University research environment, including expertise in ethics submissions and grant applications
  • demonstrated experience designing and implementing research strategy and building research capacity
  • leadership experience in the supervision, training, mentoring and performance management of staff
  • excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • excellent time and workload management skills with demonstrated ability to prioritise effectively, manage multiple tasks, meet deadlines and achieve required outcomes.

About us

The University of Sydney Business School is a world-class business school at the forefront of global business and management education. Relevant and focused on today’s business world, we are the only Australian business school to achieve membership to CEMS - the Global Alliance in Management Education in addition to international accreditation from AACSB and EQUIS.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has been a leader in improving the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia’s first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number 186/0218 to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm, 18 March 2018, Sydney time

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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