Program Manager

About the role:Menzies’s Division of Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases (WPCD) leads major research programs that aim to improve and strengthen the health and wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.The Renal Health Program within the Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Disease Division has a strong focus on evidence translation, identifying new and innovative strategies to improve service delivery and program evaluation to inform policy. It works in partnership with government and nongovernment health services locally and at the national level to identify, develop and support innovative strategies to facilitate improved management of chronic and kidney disease, improve the patient journey and strengthen health systems.The program aims to develop expertise and provide leadership in digital health, clinical research, consumer engagement, learning and growth of the clinical workforce and promotion of knowledge translation. To that end, the program works in close collaboration with other program areas in Menzies to facilitate cross fertilisation of ideas and create synergies across Divisions.The main objective of the position is to work closely with the Head of Renal Health, and the Renal Leadership team to ensure effective coordination and management of all activities within the program and respectful collaborations with our partners and stakeholders. This role will provide high level management and coordination of financial, human resources, reporting, legal and ethical requirements to support the research team and collaborators.This position will be based in the WPCD Division in Darwin. It will require travel to sites across northern Australia up to one week at a time (including 3-4 trips to per year Alice Springs, Katherine and Tennant Creek).Please refer to the Position Description to view a full list of primary responsibilities and selection criteria relevant to this role. What you will bring to the role: As a professional with extensive management experience in a research setting, you will have:A relevant post graduate qualification (or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training)Demonstrated strong leadership capacity, evidenced in well-developed problem solving, analytical and conceptual skillsDemonstrated financial management experienceProven ability to build and maintain collaborative partnerships with stakeholders including funding bodies, partner research organisations and sub-contractors Why MenziesMenzies is one of Australia’s leading medical research institutes dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a leader in global and tropical research into life-threatening illnesses. If making a positive health impact in Australia and across our region excites and motivates you, join us as we continue to translate our research into effective programs and partnerships in communities across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and find enduring solutions to health problems that matter. Benefits of working for MenziesAttractive salary package $147,274 - $156,774 pa including superannuation and salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 tax free (Base salary of $119,421 - $127,346)Option to increase employer superannuation contribution to 14%6 weeks Annual Leave To apply for this position, you will need to provide proof of your right to work in Australia.  This could be a working visa, evidence of permanent resident status, an Australian or New Zealand passport, Australian birth certificate or a certificate of Australian citizenship. If you have any questions regarding the role, please contact:Associate Professor Gillian GorhamHead Renal Health program and Divisional Lead Wellbeing & Preventable Chronic Diseases DivisionEmail: 08 8946 8529 How to Apply:Please visit Menzies’ careers website: or phone Human Resources on 08 8946 8409. Applicants are required to provide the following supporting documents:Cover letterUpdated resumeA statement addressing the selection criteria (No more than 2 pages)Any other relevant supporting documentation    Closing date:  Sunday 8 October 2023 Menzies is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workplace. If you require any support or accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know.Position Description AUD Darwin 0800