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Deputy Director, Office of Sponsored Research (Internal Applicants Only)

Apply now Job No:509020
Area:Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Salary (FTE):Senior Admin Level A ($128,762.00 - $142,275.00)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

The Office of Sponsored Research

Emboldened by a record of success and the prospect of contributing to the answers to the world’s great challenges, UQ people are aiming ever higher to deliver benefits to society and the environment worldwide. The University maintains a world-class, comprehensive program of research and research training. We aim for international standards of excellence across the spectrum of research, from fundamental, curiosity-driven work that builds the stock of knowledge and leads to new research questions to applied research and innovation with direct applications to industry and communities.

The Office of Sponsored Research (OSR) provides strategic and administrative support in the key functional areas of research grants and tenders, research awards and prizes, and post-award corporate recording functions for research income across all categories.

About This Opportunity

The Deputy Director, Sponsored Research has line management responsibility for these functional areas in order to provide integrated, high quality administrative service to enable the University to achieve its goals and strategic priorities in research. The Deputy Director is expected to lead the management of major research initiatives at an institutional level; to play an important role in the identification of possible funding sources for the University’s research community; to be proactive in the development of strategies and procedures designed to improve the quality of grant applications; and to improve the University’s research performance and research information delivery.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

Applicants will ideally possess a relevant degree and experience within the University and/or Research sectors, with a knowledge of the research funding environment, including research management. The ability to manage a team in a high work-load environment and to interact effectively with the University’s senior staff will be critical to succeed in this position.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position at HEW level 10A. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading (of 17.5%), salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File 509020_Deputy Director,OSR_AppointmentBooklet.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Jodi Clyde-Smith on 0434 602 949 or

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

Please note that interviews are due to take place in the week commencing 16 December. To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Expression of Interest addressing key selection criteria (2 pages max)
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQJobs portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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