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Program Manager - Implementation Science

University of Melbourne
  • Job no: 0058133
  • Location: Parkville
  • Role type: Full-time/ Part-time; Fixed-term for 17 months
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
  • Department/School: Melbourne School of Population and Global Health
  • Salary: UOM 8 – $115,137 - $124,622 p.a. plus 17% super (pro-rata for part-time)
  • Program Manager for Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Science
  • Lead national efforts shaping Australia's Lung Cancer Screening Program in a very open and collaborative
  • 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 Program Manager in Implementation Science for Lung Cancer Screening plays a crucial role in managing research projects to inform Australia’s National Lung Cancer Screening Program. Funded by the Medical Research Future Fund, the role involves overseeing the ‘Ready to Screen’ implementation trial, managing stakeholder engagement, and ensuring effective collaboration across teams. Reporting to the Head of the Evaluation and Implementation Science Unit, the appointee leads project planning and stakeholder communication to support successful program implementation.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Overseeing [NR2] overall program organisation including day-to-day grant operations with provision of leadership guidance to participating staff.
  • Developing high-level project plans and works with team members to build work stream specific project plans, ensuring an accurate and consistent definition of project phases, objectives, work activities and tasks, timing, milestones and program deliverables.
  • Providing effective project management of activities and deliverables ensuring the delivery of high quality outcomes is realised within set budget parameters and agreed time frames.
  • Designing project processes, disciplines and operating models to support the development and implementation of project plans and governance structures.

Who We Are Looking For

You will excel in this role with your excellent communication skills and strong organisational abilities. Your negotiation and influencing skills, coupled with relationship management expertise, will enable effective collaboration with stakeholders and leadership in achieving shared goals. Additionally, your proven ability to resolve conflict and motivate teams underscores your effectiveness in leading and mobilising others toward success.

You will also have:

  • A postgraduate qualification in public health, health policy or health services management or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.
  • Highly developed skills in strategic operational, business planning and or policy analysis.
  • High level experience with Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) applications, research grant applications and research governance.
  • Financial management experience and literacy, experience managing budgets and controlling income and expenditure across complex work programs. 

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 – Melbourne School of Population and Global Health

The Melbourne School of Population and Global Health (MSPGH) stands as a beacon of excellence in public health, driving impactful change both locally and globally since its establishment in 2001. With a commitment to advancing health equity and Indigenous wellbeing, MSPGH attracts top-tier researchers and students, fostering a dynamic environment of innovation and collaboration. From pioneering research published in prestigious journals to extensive international partnerships, MSPGH is at the forefront of shaping the future of public health education, research, and practice.

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!

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] using the subject line: Program Manager - Implementation Science enquiry via EthicalJobs, 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 -

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please click "Apply Now" and 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

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 attached below.

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