Pro-Vice Chancellor, Research Infrastructure

  • University of Queensland
  • Brisbane, Australia
  • May 05, 2022
Full time President and Chancellor

Job Description


Pro-Vice Chancellor (Research Infrastructure)

UQ is consistently ranked amongst the world's top 50 universities and is widely recognised as one of Australia's leading teaching and research institutions. The University is home to eight major research institutes and over 100 research centres. Through numerous initiatives and partnerships with academia, Government and industry, UQ has invested in central research infrastructure platforms, national collaborative research infrastructure, and other allied services that deliver sustainable advantage to the University, its staff and researchers.

UQ is globally renowned for the quality of its research, as researchers search for answers to some of the world's most challenging problems. Using advanced equipment, high-performing facilities, and premier training and services available through the University's significant research infrastructure, the UQ community of more than 1500 researchers deliver transformative and ground-breaking research outcomes.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) is a critical executive position, with responsibility for the strategic leadership of the University's central research infrastructure to support the University's teaching and research priorities. The role ensures UQ's effective operation, development and financial sustainability of the university's extensive range of research infrastructure, as well as engaging externally to source funding to support large scale purchases. The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research Infrastructure) is also responsible for coordinating UQ's whole-of-university approach to research infrastructure, connecting with the research community to maximise the availability and utilisation of cutting-edge technology, with a particular focus on linking researchers with state-of-the-art platforms, tools and forums in supportive ecosystems.

UQ is seeking an outstanding academic leader with extensive experience managing physical, financial and intellectual resources within a research and development domain. Your extensive understanding of the research and innovation environment should be coupled with your ability to establish credibility with, and influence, the academic community, industry, and government stakeholders. A personal record of attracting support for the acquisition of significant infrastructure should be complemented by your experience in developing and leading cross organisational teams and implementing new initiatives.

If you would like to combine your extensive knowledge of the research landscape with your highly developed interpersonal skills, diplomacy, strategic planning capabilities and your proven track record of building strong stakeholder relationships, then we would welcome the opportunity to talk to you about this exciting role.

For a confidential discussion about the role and to request the Candidate Information Booklet, please contact Janine Fitzgerald via or on +61 424 164 765 or Kate Robinson via or +61 409 769 560, quoting reference number RF0150. Applications will close on the 2 June 2022.

This role is being exclusively recruited by Robinson Fitzgerald, direct applications will not be accepted.

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