Director, Research, Education and Training

We invite you to join the Plant Biosecurity CRC team in the role of Director of Research, Education and Training. This is an exciting opportunity to play an important role in delivering plant biosecurity science and building capacity and the future of plant biosecurity through the PBCRC's education and training program.


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About the Role

Under the direction of the CEO, you will:

  • manage the delivery of impact of the Research Program and the Education and Training Program;

  • ensure that PBCRC meets Commonwealth Agreement obligations;

  • and provide research leadership in the delivery of plant biosecurity research programs and projects.


Key Responsibilities

Ensures effective management of project investments through to delivery for impact, including:

  • Working with Program Leaders, and project teams/researchers

  • Liaison with the Chief Operating Officer on research and impact budget, and project contracting, especially on Milestone variations

  • Manage and work with Advisory Panels, ensuring research end-user needs are met

  • Liaison with Commercialisation Manager and PB IP, and the oversight of IP register maintenance

  • Liaison with Communications Manager, to ensure PBCRC science is profiled

  • Manage the Education and Training activities

  • Contribute to ensuring research quality at each stage of projects, including review of proposals, reports and publications

  • Lead science direction, including Chair of the Science Committee, new science and delivery initiatives, and the PBCRC monitoring and evaluation project

  • Active management and participation in delivery at project, program and portfolio levels

  • Enhance the reputation of PBCRC, through general leadership and representation of plant biosecurity RDE, PBCRC activity in a range of fora, through stakeholder liaison, and through existing and new networks

  • Manage staff as required

  • Manage/lead PBCRC projects as required


Closing date

Applications close 29 May 2017, at 5pm AEST.

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