University of Melbourne

University of Melbourne

Project Manager, Research Domain



Project Manager, Research Domain

Job no: 046112 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time; Fixed Term until February 2025 Department: Academic Technology Salary: UOM 9 - $134,320- $139,749 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Spearhead dynamic IT projects within the Research Domain, guaranteeing impactful outcomes and fostering robust stakeholder involvement
  • Opportunity to empower the Research Domain by igniting a culture of relentless progress and unparalleled service quality across project teams, paving the way for innovation and excellence
  • Brilliant benefits and a flexible hybrid work environment!
  • About the Role As Project Manager for the Research Domain, you'll lead IT projects elevating the university research experience. Collaborating with stakeholders, you'll coordinate diverse projects and champion a culture of continuous improvement, crucially driving impactful initiatives that empower researchers and advance the university's mission.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Manage enterprise projects to ensure they meet budget, schedule, and quality standards
  • Cultivate robust relationships with Business Services and stakeholders
  • Coordinate with external consultants and vendors to enhance project delivery
  • Produce essential documentation and contribute to improving team services and project management practices
  • Who we are looking for You will have excellent communication, facilitation, and presentation skills, along with a proven ability to build productive project teams and work with clients and stakeholders to implement solutions. Strong commercial acumen and vendor management skills are also required.

    You will also have:

  • A relevant postgraduate qualification with significant relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of relevant significant experience and/or education and training
  • Project management accreditation and/or relevant professional qualifications i.e. PMP, PRINCE2, Six Sigma, Agile etc.
  • Demonstrated track record of ability to manage medium to large ($250k-$3m) enterprise application and process improvement projects
  • 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 – Academic Technology Within Business Services, Academic Technology encompasses the Student and Learning and Research Domains. Academic Technology develops and strategically manages the information technology needs of academics and students across the University by providing project delivery, uplift, management and support for core and enterprise teaching, learning and research systems.

    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 out our benefits page!

    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
  • Please note that you are not required to respond to the selection criteria in the Position Description.

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Alex Spezza 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.

    Advertised: 10 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 26 May 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Job details


    Project Manager, Research Domain


    University of Melbourne




    May 10, 2024

    Application deadline

    May 26, 2024

    Job type



    Education,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. 

    Over 8,000 academic and professional staff support a vibrant student body of around 65,000, including 30,000 international students from over 130 countries around the world. Four Australian prime ministers and five governors-general have graduated from the University of Melbourne, located in the city dubbed Australia’s “cultural capital”. 

    Indeed, Melbourne is a seven times winner of the Economist’s World’s Most Livable City award, and is a UNESCO City of Literature, as well as the birthplace of Australian rules football and a major center for street art, music, and theatre. 

    Melbourne is known for offering students an experience that’s a lot more than just structured learning. The main Parkville campus is close to transport, cafes, shopping, arts and sports venues and accommodation. 

    Students will find a blistering array of cultural activities on campus here, be it theatre, comedy, film or public lectures, and it’s easy to find people with matching interests by joining one of over 200 affiliated clubs and societies, ranging from Chess Club to Women in Science and Engineering, to the Chocolate Lovers’ Society. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for too, with a 25-metre six-lane heated indoor pool, an athletics track and sports field, and a large strength and fitness gym. 

    The university has 10 residential colleges where most students live, which provide a quick way to build an academic and social network. Each college provides sporting and cultural programs to enrich the academic experience, which is at the center of university life. 

    Degrees at the University of Melbourne stand out for being modelled on those from top institutions overseas. Students spend a year exploring a range of subject areas before choosing a major. They also study subjects outside as well as inside their chosen discipline, giving Melbourne students a breadth of knowledge that sets them apart.

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