The Research Manager is a key part of a multi-institution interdisciplinary project funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). This program of work will provide policymakers with robust evidence on the appropriateness of existing tools and the development of new tools to measure and value health in children.
The Research Manager will provide comprehensive, high level support on a diverse range of research and research management activities, including the application of solid knowledge of the discipline and research skills to conduct research independently or as part of the research team. They will assist the lead researcher in the co-ordination and management of the research project and team, working with academics in maximising research output, ensuring that University, ethical and legal requirements are met. The Research Manager is a key part of a multi-institution interdisciplinary project funded by the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF). This program of work will provide policy makers with robust evidence on the appropriateness of existing tools and development of new tools to measure and value health in children. The Research Manager will provide comprehensive, highlevel support on a diverse range of research and research management activities, including the application of solid knowledge of the discipline and research skills to conduct research independently or as part of the research team. They will assist the lead researcher in the co-ordination and management of the research project and team, working with academics in maximising research output, ensuring that University, ethical and legal requirements are met. The Research Manager will work as part of an interdisciplinary team on the MRFF grant “Tools to value health change in paediatric populations” and will be based within DHSRP. The Research Manager is responsible to the lead researcher in the design and implementation of research directions, will apply high-level research, analytical and problem solving skills to meet complex stakeholder requirements. The Research Manager may supervise junior Research and Administrative Assistants to provide high quality research support to academic staff, ensuring proactive, timely and effective management of all aspects of the program of research, ensuring that University, ethical and legal requirements are met. Under broad direction, the Research Manager will: 1. Pro-actively manage and coordinate the operational aspects of the relevant research activities, assisting with the financial management of the research team, monitoring contractual milestones, adhering to reporting requirements, recommending and implementing measures to manage contingencies to ensure timely and on budget delivery of research output. 2. Manage the provision of pro-active, high level support to the research team, including but not limited to: - Managing the conduct of qualitative and quantitative research studies and the analysis of data. This may involve conducting or supervising experimental work and/or fieldwork and related activities. - Coordinating the preparation of research profiles and the sourcing of research materials utilising multiple sources including libraries, online publications and repositories and overseeing relevant archival work. - Contributing independently to research output and managing the research team to contribute to high quality research outputs including drafting evaluation and assessment papers, preparing manuscripts and literature review. - Designing and managing databases for the allocated research activities including coordinating the testing and maintaining of complex databases. - Coordinating relevant approvals to ensure compliance with regulatory and policy requirements including the ethics approval for the research team as required. 2. Contribute to the design and implementation of relevant research projects, advising on and developing new strategies, establishing project requirements, objectives, and research reference terms and writing research specifications, as required. 3. Design and manage the conduct of high level data synthesis and analysis, develop and review the relevant analysis report and briefs including identifying key issues and making recommendations, disseminating and presenting relevant research findings through high quality publications, seminars, workshops and conferences. 4. Develop and maintain effective communications and relationships with various stakeholders and organisations associated with the research activities. Proactively identify and source relevant funding opportunities, assisting with developing funding proposals and grant applications 5. Provide mentoring and effective supervision to junior staff to provide efficient and timely support for the research team ensuring that workloads are managed and all objectives and deadlines are met. This includes the management of more complex research related issues escalated by junior team members. 6. Maintain knowledge of national and international research programs and discipline by participating in internal and external networks. Advise on and develop new strategies for the support and implementation of research programs and actively participate in the continuous improvement of the College research practices and processes. 7. Comply with all ANU policies and procedures, in particular those relating to work health and safety and equal opportunity. 8. Perform other duties as requested, consistent with the classification level of the position and in line with the principle of multi-skilling
SELECTION CRITERIA: 1. Postgraduate qualification or progress towards postgraduate qualifications in health or social sciences, or in a closely related discipline, and demonstrated extensive relevant experience in a research or research support role, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education/ training. 2. Proven organisational, financial and project-management skills in large-scale projects and attention to detail, with a demonstrated ability to prioritise own workload and to work effectively under limited supervision, meet competing deadlines and deliver high-quality outcomes. 3. Demonstrated high interpersonal and leadership skills, including experience in supervising junior staff and an ability to negotiate and influence a wide range of stakeholders. 4. Demonstrated high-level verbal and written communication skills, including extensive experience producing high quality publications and briefs, project progress reports and various research related papers. 5. High and consistent record of intellectual input and achievement in research, including demonstrated experience using quantitative or qualitative research methodologies, designing and implementing research programs, surveys, collecting and analysing data. Experience obtaining ethics approval for research projects would be regarded positively. 6. High-level computer skills with demonstrated experience using information systems to generate complex reports and skills using the MSOffice suite, in particular Excel. Experience designing, implementing and maintaining databases for research purposes is required. Experience in using high-level statistical software (e.g. SPSS, STATA) and bibliographical management’s software (e.g. EndNote) may be regarded positively. 7. A demonstrated high level of understanding of equal opportunity principles and policies and a commitment to their application in a University context.
Classification: ANU Level 8 (Research) Salary package: $99,612 to $106,517 pro rate plus 17% superannuation Term: Full time, fixed term of three years and 9 months (please note part time hours may be considered
Canberra, ACT In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents: - A statement addressing the selection criteria. - A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form. - Other documents, if required. Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position. Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country. For more information about the position please contact Professor Emily Lancsar on T: +61 2 6125 0446 or E: [email protected] Applications close: 29 Mar 2021 11:55:00 PM AUS Eastern Daylight Time