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The Australian National University

Program Manager - Research Information Management System (RIMS)

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Work type: Fixed Term
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 2

Classification: Senior Manager 2
Salary package: $121,378 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Full-time, Fixed Term - 2 Years

The Australian National University (ANU) is seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced Program Manager with demonstrated success in senior project management in a complex and technical setting, while effectively managing people, resources and time frames.

ANU is undertaking a major business transformation program which includes the implementation of a new Research Information Management System (RIMS) that will go beyond administrative efficiency and drive change priorities from the perspective of researchers, addressing multiple key business challenges including marketing, publication profiling, open access, individual and research group web presence and institutional reporting. It spans all research support activities from the conception of research ideas through to the promotion of research outcomes achieved.

The ANU has an outstanding international academic and research reputation and is Australia's leading research University, being both research intensive and research led. 

Reporting to the Program Director, the Program Manager will lead a team of 20+ professionals with a 'hands on' approach to manage the RIMS Program.  The team will include the Business Transformation Manager, Project Managers, Business Analysts and Applications Manager, and will engage with the ANU Research and Support community and with ITS.

To be successful in the role you will be an outstanding leader with a proven track record of managing large teams while remaining hands on and involved. You will have extensive Program Management experience in both the business and Information Technology space. You will immerse yourself in the ANU culture, embrace opportunities for change and translate these into pragmatic business process and IT solutions that will enhance the Research environment at ANU.

The University actively encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. For more information on employment opportunities, contact our Indigenous Employment Consultant on 

ANU values diversity and inclusion and believes employment opportunities must not be limited by socio-economic background, race, religion or gender. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

If you want to be part of building the future of international research – apply now.

Enquiries: Dr Douglas Robertson, Director Research Services at or on (02) 6125 9569 for a confidential discussion.

Application information

In order to apply for this role please make sure that you upload the following documents:

  • A statement addressing the selection criteria.
  • A current curriculum vitae (CV) which includes the names and contact details of at least three referees (preferably including a current or previous supervisor). If your CV does not include referees you can complete these online when prompted in the application form.
  • Other documents, if required.

Applications which do not address the selection criteria may not be considered for the position.

Please note: The successful applicant must have rights to live and work in this country.

Closing Date: Sunday 5 March 2017

Position Description & Selection Criteria

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