Centre Manager, CADRE-OCE

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Mar 14, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0058972
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part time; Fixed-term for 2 years
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Department/School: Department of Biomedical Engineering
UOM 8 – $110,709 - $119,829 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About - Department of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Biomedical Engineering is a vibrant and rapidly growing department within the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology (FEIT), working on some of the most challenging problems at the interface of engineering with life and medical sciences. The central aim of the Department is to apply interdisciplinary expertise and thinking to make new discoveries and provide innovative solutions that will improve healthcare and social wellbeing.

Our research covers a breadth of areas in biomaterials and tissue engineering; biomechanics and mechanobiology; bionics, biomedical imaging and neuroengineering; systems and synthetic biology. We have strong national and international linkages with industry, hospitals, research institutes, and universities.

We teach students within the Bioengineering Systems undergraduate majors in the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Biomedicine, and offer two Masters programs: Master of Engineering (Biomedical) and Master of Engineering (Biomedical with Business).

About the Role
The Centre for Advanced Defence Research and Enterprise (CADRE-OCE) is a collaborative initiative with four Founding University Partners comprising the University of Melbourne, University of Adelaide, Queensland University of Technology, and the University of New South Wales. The CADRE-OCE is a nationally integrated and coordinated effort, designed to align with and augment current OCE STaR Shot capabilities and capacity. The Centre will establish the ecosystem needed to support the Australian Government’s broader objectives by building enduring sovereign capability and innovative technologies to address chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats that may affect the security of the nation.

The Centre Manager represents a key position within CADRE-OCE. Working in close partnership with the Centre Director, OCE STaR Shot Team and Founding University Partners, the Centre Manager will oversee the day-to-day operations of the Centre. The position exercises a high degree of delegated responsibility and autonomy. Considerable initiative, excellent written communication and negotiation skills, strategic planning ability and sound judgement are all essential attributes.

The position will also play a key role in ensuring the Centre meets its reporting obligations against key performance indicators. The role works closely with the FEIT Defence and National Security sector-facing platform, and staff from across the Faculty and the University.

The Centre Manager, CADRE-OCE will report to the Centre Director.

Responsibilities include:

About You
To be successful in this role you will bring a demonstrated ability to manage projects and respond efficiently to changing priorities and deadlines. You will have high-level problem-solving skills with the ability to exercise judgement and initiative. You will be confident in your written communication skills with the ability to write reports and communication material. You will also have excellent interpersonal skills with ability to develop strong links with stakeholders from academia, defence, industry and government.

You will also have:

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have current valid work rights for Australia.

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked amongst the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of a vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

To find out more, visit https://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/staff-benefits.

Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to http://about.unimelb.edu.au/careers/selection-criteria

We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments with the recruitment process, please contact us at [email protected].