Deputy Director (Operations) University of Queensland, Queensland Brain Institute Australia

Deputy Director (Operations)

Job no:505416

Area:Queensland Brain Institute

Salary (FTE):Senior Admin Level A ($126,361.00 - $139,622.00)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: St Lucia

The Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) works to understand the development, organisation and function of the brain. We aim to understand the neural circuits in the brain, how their function results in behavioural outcomes, and how dysfunction of these circuits leads to disorders such as dementia, Parkinson’s disease and schizophrenia. We aim to (1) Develop novel therapeutic approaches to treat disorders of neural function and (2) Use our understanding of brain function to improve learning in classrooms and in the workplace.


Established in 2003, QBI is housed on the St Lucia campus of UQ. It is home to more than 450 staff and students, including 41 group leaders.


Over the past decade QBI has become known as one of the world’s leading neuroscience research institutes. It played a key role in contributing to UQ attaining the highest possible score of 5 for neuroscience, in both the 2010, 2012, and 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) reviews, one of only two universities in Australia to achieve this.


Information about the Institute may be accessed on the Intitute's website at


The role
The Deputy Director, Operations (DDO) is responsible for the strategic management and high-level oversight of the technical and administrative infrastructure and personnel of the QBI, consultation and governance structures, and engaging with both internal and external stakeholders to strengthen the Institute’s standing.


The position currently leads and manages the functions of finance, human resources, research grants administration, research higher degree, infrastructure, information technology, occupational health and safety, and research services; and provides strategic input into the management of the functions of advancement, innovation and commercial development.


The person
Applicants should possess postgraduate qualifications in management or related disciplines and/or equivalent experience in industry or education. Experience in a senior management role and demonstrated ability to contribute to strategic planning, policy formulation and implementation strategies is essential. You should have highly developed communication skills, particularly the ability to liaise and consult.


The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.


Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment at Senior Administration Level 10 A. The remuneration package will be in the range $126,361 to $168,620 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $147,842 - $197,285 p.a.).


The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


Position Description
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To discuss this role please contact Professor Pankaj Sah via email or phone (07) 3336 6311

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.


For information on completing the application process click here.


You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


Advertised: 17 Dec 2018

Applications close: 13 Jan 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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