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Research Program Manager – Soil and Land Management

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The Research Program Manager position is responsible for commissioning and managing a coherent portfolio of research-for-development projects, closely aligned with the priorities of Australia’s official development assistance program and contributing to ACIAR’s strategy and thematic priorities. Projects typically involve partnerships that link the innovation systems in Australia and ACIAR’s partner countries in the Indo-Pacific region, bringing together partners in universities, public research and development agencies, and the private sector. 

We are seeking an experienced senior research leader who can further develop a substantial research program, while also contributing to ACIAR’s broader research portfolio management including peer review of ACIAR projects in other programs, contribution to scientific submissions and reviews, and membership of internal committees. 

The position of Research Program Manager (RPM) is pivotal in ACIAR’s distinctive partnership brokering model of research investment in developing countries.  Individual RPMs deliver scientific leadership within their own research program and disciplinary strength, and they also work collectively across programs and across the portfolio as a whole to ensure technical excellence, procedural rigour and to capture opportunities for cross-program synergies. The Soil and Land Management RPM, as with other RPMs, is expected to mentor graduates and early career research officers and contribute to ACIAR’s research outreach and capacity building activities. 

Classification:  EL2RPM2-3 non-ongoing 5 year task

Salary: $140,732 - $176,338, plus 15.4% super (expected 2% salary increase in December 2018)

Contact:  Dr Daniel Walker:  Ph  0262170561  or email  Daniel.Walker [at] aciar.gov.au

Applications:  Should be emailed in one attachment (please do not send multiple attachments) in Word or PDF format to the HR Manager, Sharyn.Turner [at] aciar.gov.au by the closing date.  Applications should include a Personal Particulars form, a two page ‘sales pitch’ detailing how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role and a CV with contact details of two professional referees.

Closing Date: Thursday 29 November 2018

Eligibility:  You must be an Australian Citizen and be able to obtain and maintain a Negative Vetting 1 security clearance.