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Director Research Operations


Your new job

This new role will support the Orygen Research team as they continue to grow in size and complexity. Reporting to the Chief of Research, you will drive operational improvement to align research operations with industry best practice and facilitate partnerships with internal and external collaborators relevant to delivering our program of research. You will:

  • Lead the development, establishment and implementation of a dedicated Research Operations strategy and framework.
  • Work with the Chief of Research to achieve strategic goals and meet business needs.
  • Lead the development of a research Quality Management System.
  • Manage, lead and mentor a diverse team.

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a positive difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • Substantial experience working in a senior clinical operations/clinical research operations role where you have developed, established and implemented a strategy and managed global compliance and reporting.
  • Experience in contracts management, ethics and governance reporting.
  • Ability to collaborate, influence and build successful stakeholder relationships to ensure positive outcomes aligned to strategic initiatives.
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant health or science discipline.

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary commensurate with skills and experience + 10.5% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900
  • Ability to purchase additional leave; access to EAP; generous Parental Leave Scheme
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle and access to policies and tools that support this
  • Ability to shape a green fields role

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always. Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

A position description is attached.

This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), 2-year contract.

Applications will remain open until a suitable candidate is found sooner.

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

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