The University of Auckland
Auckland City, Auckland
Centre for Automation and Robotic Engineering Science (CARES) is an interdisciplinary research hub with a mission to create inspiring and innovative robotic technologies that improve societal wellbeing. With a far-reaching impact in many industries including healthcare, agriculture and software, our team are dedicated to contributing towards our community’s physical, psychological and economic wellbeing.
You could join this team as our Research Centre Manager, an instrumental position managing and coordinating the development and delivery of the CARES strategy and helping to ensure the long-term growth of the centre.
About the Role
This position plays a critical role in CARES’ current success and future development, you will be involved in working with and enhancing relationships with researchers and commercial partners both in Aotearoa and abroad. You will have a strategic mindset and be actively involved in generating new opportunities through to preparing grant applications and overseeing the execution of projects.
Supporting the director you will be able to manage the financial health and forecasting and provide recommendations regarding projects and resourcing. A strong project management background will be advantageous, as your nous and ability to make things happen and leverage relationships within the university and externally will drive CARES through to the next stage.
For more information, please see the position description here. For more information about the great work you could be involved in see CARES page here.
With a background in research management or programme coordination, you’ll have a clear understanding of the research lifecycle, from identifying new opportunities, to grant generation and project management.
If you tick the boxes below, we’re eager to hear from you..
- Understanding of the NZ research funding environment
- Prior experience with financial forecasting or budget management
- Exceptional rapport-building and relationship developing skills
- Experience of undertaking research and development in an applied or industrial context
- Sound project management skills and experience in complex research environments.
- Experience in managing large research teams at the strategic and implementation levels.
- Experience and high level of knowledge of operations at the university; ability to get things done effectively including engaging the right people as needed.
This opportunity allows you to get involved with work that will change the way we live, work and play. The work that CARES does has the chance to truly change lives. Your own career will advance through exposure to managing multi-million dollar projects. The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through:
- Flexible employment practices
- Career development programmes
- A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave
A generous company superannuation scheme of up to 6.75%, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.
For more information please visit Staff Benefits.
How to apply
Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of 21st of July to be considered. Please include your cover letter and CV.
The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment. For further information on services for Māori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakatāpui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to www.equity.auckland.ac.nz.
In accordance with our commitment to equitable recruitment, the University welcomes applications from all suitably qualified and experienced candidates. In response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government has imposed a travel ban and are currently only allowing New Zealand Residents, Citizens and visa holders meeting a strict exception policy to enter the country, all of whom must currently enter Government approved quarantine for two weeks on arrival.
It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may impact the degree to which an off-shore candidate can engage in the interview process; or be available to commence in a new position. For more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government’s official Covid-19 website.