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Manager, Academic Project Operations


Reference: 4154399

  • Full time, 12 month fixed term contract in our amazing, modern offices
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Global organisation, head quartered in Sydney!

The George' is 600+ people globally focused on improving the health of millions of people. A medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to find the best ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury, and to influence policy and practice worldwide.

An opportunity exists for a Manager, Academic Project Operations to join our growing organisation. This role will be part of the Academic Project Operations team and will work closely with our research and global operations teams and be responsible for the set-up, conduct and overall delivery of a study/project. We are seeking an individual who is comfortable taking an active role and participating within the team.

Key responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Oversight of GI Australia projects ensuring that projects meet the original funding requirements and agreed protocols
  • Management of project teams in the delivery of academic projects
  • Ensure adequate resourcing of projects, in conjunction with program heads, Project Managers, and the Research and Operations Coordinator
  • Contribute and assist with the development of training material, ensuring programs meet project staff needs, in conjunction with Global Project Operations.
  • Manage and track compliance and provide support within organisation requirements e.g. SOPs, Policies, REDCap, training etc. to all project operations employees
  • Responsible for the development and management of a career pathway for project operations staff in the Institute, working closely with HR and program heads.
  • Provide advice, mentorship and support of training programs for project managers in a wider variety of skills including coaching on staff performance.
  • Work with Risk Coordinator and Global Project Operations to ensure project compliance and risk management.

Desired Skills and Experience

Our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Qualifications in Project Management with extensive experience in Project Management positions within a clinical trial and academic environment
  • Demonstrated capability to produce outcomes and achieve objectives within agreed time periods
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving, analytical skills, and proven strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated strong leadership and mentoring skills and capability of motivating and energising a team to perform at a high level
  • Excellent communication skills, with an ability to collaborate in small teams and with stakeholders at all levels
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility and to be adaptable to changing organisational priorities and ambiguous environments
  • Strong focus on producing the highest quality of work and on ensuring optimum accuracy of outputs

We offer a flexible and inclusive work culture with excellent staff benefits including 17.5% leave loading, salary packaging arrangements and sound learning opportunities.

We will be reviewing applications as we receive them but please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

The George Institute is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications are encouraged from people with a disability; women; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people; people who identify as LGBTIQ; mature-aged adults and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Applications Close: 10 Jun 2018