First listed on: 13 October 2020

Research Operations Manager

The School of Public Health

The University of Queensland was, in 1936, the first university in the English-speaking world to establish a Department of Social Medicine. This evolved in the 1950’s to the Department of Preventative and Social Medicine and the School was formally established in 2001 to improve health outcomes through learning, discovery and engagement. The School of Public Health has recently been ranked as the top Public Health school in Australasia in the US News Global university rankings. We are a global leader in improving the health of populations in a changing and inequitable world.

The School’s strategy is centred on academic performance and a commitment to excellence in teaching. We offer programs and courses in all major fields of population and public health to almost 1000 postgraduate and undergraduate students. Our MPH is the only accredited program in the Australasia and S.E. Asia region (APHEA and ASPHER) and one of the few to offer a dual MD/MPH degree.  More than 100 research higher degree (PhD and MPhil) students actively contribute to the School’s vibrant research culture while receiving comprehensive preparation for academic careers or leadership roles in public health.

Our research and engagement strategy is focused on making a real impact on some of the world’s most pressing health challenges. Our major research and engagement themes are:  health promotion; climate change and environmental health; mental health; blood borne viruses; women’s health; and, health systems.

About This Opportunity

Opportunity to be responsible for coordinating activities aimed at completing the mission of the Centre of Research Excellence on achieving the Tobacco Endgame’s (CREATE). This is a NHMRC-funded research center based at UQ’s School of Public Health. The appointee will play a key role in achieving this mission through supporting administrative activities within the research group, managing budgets and accounts and finding opportunities to promote the research. A key area of responsibility will also be assisting with reporting requirements of funding bodies, and Human Research Ethics Committees.

Our Ideal Candidate

In addition to tertiary qualifications in Public Health, or a related discipline (e.g. Psychology), or extensive experience and research management expertise, we are seeking candidates with a background in project management, experience in conducting literature reviews and evidence synthesis; and proven ability to produce clear, succinct reports and documents.

To succeed in this role you must have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to effectively establish relationships with key networks, an ability to proactively solve problems, prioritise own workload, and to work collaboratively as a key member of the team.

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 for five years at HEW level 7.  The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $87,022 - $94,885 plus super of up to 17% superannuation. 

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

Position Description

 511526 Research Operations Manager_PD.pdf


To discuss this role please contact Associate Professor Coral Gartner

Contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • 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.


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