Head of the Research Office - Children's Medical Research Institute - HealthCareer

First listed on: 24 September 2021

Head of the Research Office

• Exciting new role with an opportunity to make a difference
• Make an important contribution to the health of children through medical research
• Work with one of Australia’s most respected national and independent medical research institutes
• Located in Westmead, one of Sydney’s and Australia’s major biomedical research hubs

Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) was Australia’s first dedicated paediatric research facility and is now one of the world’s most highly regarded independent medical research centres. Our research focuses on the areas of embryonic development and birth defects, cancer, neuroscience and gene therapy and we have a strong international reputation based on our research outcomes. It is also home to the world-first proteomics project, ProCan, which is changing the way cancer is diagnosed and treated. CMRI’s research programs are supported by state of the art facilities and committed research and support staff. Our achievements are made possible by a loyal network of community supporters, highly engaged donors and the very successful Jeans for Genes® fundraising campaign.

We seek a Head of the Research Office; this is a newly created position and is an exciting opportunity for an experienced research professional to make a difference. The core objective for the Head of the Research Office is to provide leadership, a governance framework and operational management to uplift grant performance at CMRI. Reporting to and working closely with the Chief Operating Officer, the position will ensure the research quality, performance, ethics and governance to deliver CMRI’s strategic research objectives, reputational expectations and the 3-5 year pipeline of research opportunities. The position will facilitate CMRI's unified research vision across our research community, and externally with prospective partnerships and funding agencies. A key short term objective will be to lead and develop CMRI’s research governance framework.

The successful applicant will be an action orientated team player with strong communication skills. You will have governance experience, a familiarity with the medical research environment, and ideally business development expertise.

You will be provided with a competitive remuneration package in accordance with qualifications and experience. Additional benefits include the provision of a Public Benevolent Institution salary packaging scheme and participation in an employer-contributed superannuation fund.

Applications should include a cover letter (citing PV2116), curriculum vitae and contact details (phone/email) of three professional referees and be forwarded to recruitment@cmri.org.au

We will interview suitable candidates as applications are received. Closing date for applications is 15th October 2021.