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Biocloud Project Manager - Australian Biocommons


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Biocloud Project Manager - Australian Biocommons

Job no: 0062048 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Services Department/School: Australian BioCommons Salary: UOM 8 – $115,137 – $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Oversee project management activities for the Biocloud initiative within the Australian BioCommons, collaborating with diverse stakeholders and managing resources effectively.
  • Offers the opportunity to manage impactful diverse projects for health and environmental areas including paediatric cancer and threatened species research
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role The BioCloud Project Manager role at the Australian BioCommons offers a unique opportunity to deliver strategic initiatives in life sciences research, collaborating with diverse partner organisations and research communities. You'll oversee project timelines, budgets, and resources across multiple BioCloud projects, driving innovation in cloud computing, data warehousing, and bioinformatics analysis. With a focus on building strong relationships and achieving impactful outcomes, this position contributes to advancing research in genomics and bioinformatics, ultimately benefiting the health of Australians and environmental conservation efforts.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Support the planning, implementation, and delivery of multiple projects / initiatives, including developing project plans, timelines, budgets and defining success criteria.
  • Monitor and evaluate project progress, budgets, scope and change control.
  • Apply suitable project management approaches to each project as appropriate – traditional, agile, or a hybrid approach.
  • Develop and maintain project documentation, including project plans, status and progress reports, and meeting minutes.
  • Who We Are Looking For You will be an ideal candidate if you possess significant experience in managing multiple service delivery projects concurrently, along with a proven track record of designing, costing, and delivering projects on time and within budget. Your ability to work effectively with distributed teams, coupled with strong interpersonal management skills and advanced communication abilities, demonstrates your capacity to handle diverse situations with initiative, sensitivity, and tact while building strong relationships with stakeholders.

    You will also have:

  • Appropriate tertiary-level postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications in project management, and/or at least 5 years' relevant project management experience, with proven capacity to apply a range of the most appropriate project management tools to achieve determined goals.
  • Significant experience with successfully managing multiple service delivery projects in parallel.
  • Experience working with distributed teams and collaborators.
  • Demonstrated ability to design, cost, and deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.
  • Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. This role requires current valid work rights for Australia.

    Your New Team – Australian BioCommons The Australian BioCommons Project, backed by over $60M in NCRIS funding (2023-2028), is reshaping life science research nationwide. It provides state-of-the-art bioinformatics and bioscience data infrastructure, aligning with global standards to support cutting-edge research. Offering access to advanced analysis tools and robust data management solutions, BioCommons ensures researchers can achieve excellence in environmental, agricultural, and biomedical studies. Through comprehensive training, it accelerates the adoption of innovative research methods, driving forward scientific breakthroughs.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact Kim Groizard at [email protected], with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Walid Abdullatif via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 28 Mar 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Daylight Time

    Applications close: 25 Apr 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Biocloud Project Manager - Australian Biocommons


    University of Melbourne




    March 28, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 25, 2024

    Job type



    Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    When the University of Melbourne was established in 1853, it was a mere cluster of buildings in a large park on the fringe of the city, with four professors and 16 students. The university now sits at the heart of a thriving international city and is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world and number one in Australia. 

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