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Job no: 0053574

Work type: Fixed Term

Location: Parkville

Division/Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences

Department/School: Doherty Institute

Salary: $126,004 - $131,097 (UOM 9)

Role & Superannuation rate: Professional - Full time - 10% super

About the Doherty Institute:

Finding solutions to prevent, treat and cure infectious diseases and understanding the complexities of microbes and the immune system requires innovative approaches and concentrated effort. This is why The University of Melbourne – a world leader in education, teaching and research excellence – and The Royal Melbourne Hospital – an internationally renowned institution providing outstanding care, research and learning – have partnered to create the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute); a centre of excellence where leading scientists and clinicians collaborate to improve human health globally.

About the role:

The Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute) is establishing a new facility to conduct clinician-led clinical and challenge trials. The Senior Program Manager is responsible for managing the establishment of Doherty Clinical Trials Ltd (Doherty CT). The facility is being established to test drugs and vaccines within a purpose-built controlled setting to accelerate the development of new therapies. Doherty CT is being developed with the aim of being recognised as a leader in the delivery of clinical trials specific to infectious disease research through the use of innovative challenge models and practices.  It will be the only facility of its type in the southern hemisphere and its implementation therefore represents a significant strategic priority for the Doherty Institute.

As the most senior professional staff member in Doherty CT during the establishment phase, the Senior Program Manager will work closely with key stakeholders from the Institute and its partners, relevant government departments and other trial facilities both nationally and internationally to progress the timely implementation of the facility. The successful applicant will provide effective leadership of the facility’s strategic and operational performance in conjunction with the board and will be responsible for high-level project reporting to the Doherty Council, University Chancellery, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission and State Government. This position will be expected to represent the interests of the Doherty CT on a range of committees, working and policy groups of the University, health services and other relevant entities.

About you:

You will bring to the role your extensive management level experience in the establishment of small to medium enterprises.

You will further have:

  • A graduate qualification in a discipline relevant to the facility’s operations; eg: health management, legal, management accounting, or related fields
  • Demonstrated innovation, initiative and/or judgement in the development and implementation of complex multi-stakeholder projects
  • Demonstrated ability to be solution-focused, anticipate and mitigate barriers/risks to achieve objectives operating within a complex network of stakeholders
  • Highly-developed interpersonal communication skills demonstrated through successful advocacy, negotiating, consulting and influencing of diverse stakeholder groups
  • High-level ability to plan, develop and manage projects to tight timeframes, manage multiple tasks and be flexible with changing or competing priorities

How to apply

Your application submitted should include a CV along with your responses against the selection criteria* found in the Position Description for the role.

Position Description

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