Project Manager (Research Development)

at La Trobe University

  • Full time, Fixed Term role until 31st December 2022
  • Multiple positions
  • Based at the Melbourne (Bundoora) campus
  • $94,222 - $108,005 per annum plus up to 17% superannuation

About the role

The Project Manager (Research Development) will support the development of research programs into large-scale competitive external funding applications. Responsibilities will include the provision of tailored project administration support, facilitation of external partnership and engagement activities, and coordination of internal research support and resources.

The Project Manager (Research Development) will report to the Senior Manager (Research Development Programs) and be based in the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Development). The OPVC RD sits within the portfolio of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), and focuses on developing the research capability and capacity of the University through: managing internal research development programs such as the Big Bid Development Framework and the Research Focus Areas; overseeing Research Centres' operations, policy, governance and strategy; and managing infrastructure and support services through Research Platforms and the Animal Research and Teaching Facility.

Skills & Experience

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Outstanding organisational and project management skills with proven record of success in supporting projects through to completion, preferably in a university or other research environment;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including experience in developing communication materials, delivering presentations and facilitating effective meetings;
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to negotiate, motivate, influence and build relationships;
  • Ability to work effectively in a complex and dynamic team environment.


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How to Apply

Closing date: 11pm Sunday 3rd March 2019

Position Enquiries: Dr. Dora Horvath, Senior Manager (Research Development Programs); ph: T: 03 9479 3729; m: 0437 025 039

Position Description below:

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This position is open to people with a valid full-time working visa.

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La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries on how to apply for this role, please contact Senior Recruitment Business Partner Justin Bolton on +61 (03) 9479 1073

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About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative and highly motivated, pursue new ideas and create knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. La Trobe University turned 50 in 2017, and over the half century of its existence it has established a reputation as an innovative and accessible university, willing to take risks and take on challenges. Our teaching and research address some of the most significant issues of our time and we're passionate about driving change through operational excellence to benefit the communities we serve.

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