Research Development Manager
University of Queensland, Faculty of Medicine

Research Development Manager

Job no:505585

Area:Faculty of Medicine

Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($94,667.38 - $106,298.69)

Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term

Location: Brisbane

The Faculty of Medicine

The University of Queensland’s Faculty of Medicine is an internationally recognised provider of world-class education and research.

The Faculty possesses enormous strengths spanning research, teaching, industry engagement and clinical practice in disciplines ranging from the basic sciences, biomedical research and development, to clinical trials and public health.


Educational offerings in biomedical sciences, medicine and public health are informed and supported by research activity across a range of fundamental and clinical areas of importance including recognised strengths in cancer, skin diseases, brain and mental health, maternal and child health and genomics. Cutting-edge facilities such as the Herston Imaging Research Facility (HIRF), the UQ Centre for Clinical Research (UQCCR), our laboratories in the Translational Research Institute (TRI) and the new Centre for Children’s Health Research (CCHR) enable outstanding research outcomes and sharpen our understanding of cancer, autoimmunity, mental disorders, infectious diseases and neurological disease. Further details are available at


UQ Centre for Clinical Research


UQCCR’s (The University of Queensland Centre for Clinical Research) mission is to improve health outcomes for individuals and populations based on rigorous, high quality clinical research. This is achieved by facilitating research and training, influencing patient care, and providing the translational linkages between basic and applied scientific research, the patient, and health outcomes. The research themes are: Clinical Neuroscience; Infectious Diseases; Women’s Cancer and Fertility.


UQCCR is a $70 million purpose-built facility. The building, completed in early 2008, is located at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital site at Herston, Brisbane. The RBWH is the largest teaching hospital in Australia and the site also houses a basic medical research institute (QIMR), and a significant Faculty of Medicine presence, including the Schools of Public Health. The UQCCR has capacity for 320 staff with affiliation guided by research strengths, assessed by defined research quality indicators.


UQCCR is a University-level research Centre reporting to the Research Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. The centre’s postgraduate students are enrolled through partnering Schools.


The role
The Faculty of Medicine have established a Research Development Manager who will support UQCCR in capitalising on opportunities for competitive research grants.


In addition to identifying funding opportunities, Research Development Managers will work closely with UQCCR's researchers in the preparation of high quality written applications for grants and fellowships, and will provide strategic advice and training in grantsmanship. The position will work closely with the Centre, while also linking with the Faculty of Medicine research team as part of a community of practice to increase collaboration and competitive bidding across the faculty.


The person
Applicants should possess a PhD qualification in a relevant discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. You will be valued for your extensive knowledge in the relevant industry, philanthropic and Australian competitive granting schemes, and have exceptional writing and editing skills enabling you to present complex scientific content in a clear and concise manner. Also essential are demonstated research facilitation skills, and a proven ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences. Interest in the research themes of UQCCR will be desirable.


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.


The role is full-time position; flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Human Resources, Faculty of Medicine at


This is a fixed term, full time appointment, for two years at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $ 94,667 - $ 106,299 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $ 110,761 - $ 124,369 p.a.).


Position Description
Download File UQCCR Research Development Manager PD HEW8.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Amy Gibson, Centre Manager, UQCCR on (+61) 7 3346 5501 or


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. Applicants are able to confirm preference upon application of their preferred Organisation Unit.


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: 27 Dec 2018

Applications close: 14 Jan 2019 (11:55 PM) E. Australia Standard Time

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