MACSYS Centre Finance Manager

  • The University of Melbourne
  • Australia, Vic
  • Nov 15, 2023

Job Description:

Job no: 0056771
Location: Parkville
Role type:
Part-time (0.6 FTE); Continuing (Research Contingent)
School: School of BioSciences
UOM 7 – $102,338 – $110,780 p.a. plus 17% super (pro rata for part-time)

About the Role
You will manage the finances of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Mathematical Analysis of Cellular Systems (MACSYS), the world's largest research initiative in mathematical biology. Oversee budgeting, financial reporting, and accounting, and provide vital financial support and guidance to the Centre's diverse stakeholders, contributing to groundbreaking scientific advancements in a multidisciplinary and international environment.

Your responsibilities will include:

Who We Are Looking For
You will bring extensive experience in budget formulation, financial reporting, and data analysis, along with strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ideally, you will also have experience in large, computerised accounting systems and a background in an academic/STEM environment, especially within the ARC Centre of Excellence or equivalent.

You will also have:

For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

Your New Team – The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Mathematical Analysis of Cellular Systems (MACSYS)
The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for the Mathematical Analysis of Cellular Systems (MACSYS) is the world’s largest focused research initiative in mathematical biology. MACSYS brings together mathematical, computational, and biological scientists to generate the mathematics and computational technologies required to make biology predictive; establish mathematical whole cell models (WCMs) for in silico biology as a powerful complement to traditional in vivo and in vitro approaches; tackle fundamental biological problems; and establish a world-leading research and biotechnology translation environment. MACSYS will have a strong emphasis on equity and diversity in research, training, and outreach.

The Centre is a significant international, multidisciplinary, and multi-institutional project. The Centre is headquartered at the University of Melbourne and operates at a Node at each of its 5 university partners and collaborates with 13 Partner Organisations from Australia and overseas. Over seven years, MACSYS will receive $35M of funding from the ARC, as well as over $9.2M of cash contributions and more than $37.1M of in-kind support from all Participating Organisations.
What We Offer You!
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Join Us!
If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

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If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

Applications close: WEDNESDAY 6 DECEMBER 2023 11:55 PM Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

Position Description: 0056771 MACSYS Centre Finance Manager PD.pdf