First listed on: 27 September 2017

Program Manager - Dr Liang Voice Program

Faculty of Health Sciences
Reference no. 1879/0917

  • Fantastic opportunity to be part of the Dr Liang Voice Program
  • Part-time (21 hours/week) fixed term opportunity for 2 years working across Cumberland and Camperdown Campuses
  • Base salary $100K pro rata excluding annual leave loading and up to 17% superannuation

About the opportunity 

The Dr Liang Voice Program (DLVP) is a newly established, world-class research and training program in the field of laryngeal and voice disorders at the University of Sydney. The Program integrates research, training and education and clinical treatment into a comprehensive model that aims to deliver best-practice treatment to patients.

The program runs across two Faculties: Health Sciences and Medicine. Co-Directed by Dr Cate Madill (Speech Pathologist) and Dr Daniel Novakovic (ENT Surgeon & Laryngologist), the charter of the program is to conduct world-leading:

  1. Research on disorders of the voice and larynx and their treatment
  2. Post-graduate education and training in speech pathology relating to treatment of laryngeal disorders;
  3. Post graduate fellowship education and training in surgery relating to treatment of laryngeal disorders;
  4. Translation of best practice in laryngology and voice assessment and treatment to overseas Universities with whom MOUs have been established.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Program Manager who will be responsible for coordinating and delivering the administrative requirements of the research, training and clinical program and will work directly with the co-directors to establish, support and co-ordinate the following activities:

  • an ENT Laryngology Fellowship program beginning in 2018
  • a Graduate Certificate in Vocology beginning in 2019, operating as a short course in 2018
  • community education events including webinars and workshops
  • a regularly occurring Voice assessment clinic for externally referred patients
  • a comprehensive research program into the assessment and treatment outcomes of laryngeal disorders
  • establishment of a Laryngeal Disorders Network involving clinical, community and university stakeholders
  • knowledge translation to overseas universities and stakeholders.

The Program Manager will be required to work across the Cumberland (Lidcombe) and Camperdown campuses and with LHDs, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse and other stakeholder organisations and teams.

The successful candidate will provide overall program management and guidance to support the implementation of key strategies and programs of work across the DLVP, will manage and oversee program organisation such as developing/facilitating the program organisation structure, the program charter, workforce plans and program processes and resources required to support implementation.

You will also build and implement overall program plans providing effective management of activities and deliverables to ensure milestones and deliverables are realised. You will develop and embed program governance and reporting to ensure progress is monitored and risks are mitigated. You will manage stakeholders and communications, ensure effective collaboration and team work with other teams and stakeholders across the University and collaborating Universities. You will oversee administration and compliance of research activities across multiple sites and projects.

About us

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion, and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.  Visit and search by the reference number to apply.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm 16 October 2017

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.


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