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The Australian National University

Manager, Scientific Programs Team (SPT)

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Work type: Continuing (Contingent Funded)
Location: Canberra / ACT
Categories: Professional

Classification: Senior Manager 1

Classification: ANU Senior Manager 1 (Technical)
Salary Package: $109,432 - $114,744 per annum plus 17% superannuation
Terms: Continuing (Contingent Funded) appointment

Position Overview

ANU has an international reputation for research and education relevant to the health and well-being of the population of Australia, as well as that of the developing world. This is achieved through discovery research, applied research in health service settings, research-led teaching in health and medical sciences, and the translation of research findings into practice and policy. The ANU College of Health and Medicine comprises the Research School of Psychology, the ANU Medical School, the John Curtin School of Medical Research and the Research School of Population Health. These schools work together to deliver world-class research and education across the spectrum of medicine and health-related fields, working in partnership with the health sector at local, national and international levels.

The Scientific Projects Team (SPT) provides customised screening expertise to both academic and commercial clients. The SPT Manager will lead, establish and manage the service provided by SPT. The position will provide high level support across all aspects of the service, including complex technical expertise, project, finance and personnel management.  The Manager, SPT, will report to the Head, Strategic Research and Commercial Projects and be based within the Australian Phenomics Facility. The position will supervise and mentor technical staff within the SPT and provide oversight, consultancy and coordination for other users of SPT equipment. The position is responsible for project management and technical excellence of the SPT and liaises with other facility staff, bioinformaticians, genomics, IT staff and clients both within and outside of the ANU.

For further information, please contact Dr Ed Bertram on +61 2 6125 1328 or

The Australian National University provides attractive benefits and excellent support to maintain a healthy work/life balance and offers generous remuneration benefits, including four weeks paid vacation per year, assistance with relocation expenses and 17% employer contribution to superannuation. This also includes generous parental leave, the possibility of flexible and part time working arrangements, a parental and aged care support program, dual career hire programs, ANU school holiday programs, and childcare facilities on campus. For more information, please visit

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

ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to those of all backgrounds and identities. For more information about staff equity at ANU, visit

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.


Position Description & Selection Criteria

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Updated:  20 March 2015/Responsible Officer:  Director Human Resources /Page Contact:  HR Systems