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Operations Manager - Melbourne Bioinformatics

Job no: 0057083
Location: Parkville
Role type: 
Full-time; Fixed-term until December 2024 – Negotiable start date.
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Department/School: Melbourne Bioinformatics
Salary: UOM 8 – $110,709 - $119,829 p.a. plus 17% super

The University of Melbourne would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Traditional Owners of the lands upon which our campuses are situated, the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung Peoples, the Yorta Yorta Nation, the Dja Dja Wurrung People. We acknowledge that the land on which we meet and learn was the place of age-old ceremonies, of celebration, initiation and renewal, and that the local Aboriginal Peoples have had and continue to have a unique role in the life of these lands.

About Melbourne Bioinformatics

Melbourne Bioinformatics (MB) is a vibrant bioinformatics team based at The University of Melbourne in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry, and Health Sciences. MB plays a pivotal leadership role in accelerating the application of best-practice bioinformatics in the prestigious Parkville Biomedical Precinct and nationally. We do this by delivering key enabling infrastructure as well as teaching, training, community-building, consulting, and engaging in collaborative research.

Melbourne Bioinformatics host the administrative hub of and has a strong synergistic partnership with the leading national bioinformatics infrastructure organisation, the Australian BioCommons.

About the Role
Melbourne Bioinformatics is seeking an experienced leader to fill the position of Operations Manager. This role will provide operational leadership for MB, managing our Office Coordinator and Communications Officer, and working closely with the Seniors Group, Steering Committee, and the Australian BioCommons Operations team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Taking an active role in establishing and/or improving the operational policies, procedures, and tools that are required for the Melbourne Bioinformatics
  • Routinely interface with the Seniors Group, Steering Committee, our Communications Officer, Office Coordinator, and Faculty HR, Finance, OH&S, and Legal teams as well as the Australian BioCommons administrative team to collectively enable the goals of Melbourne Bioinformatics to be realised
  • Supporting the teaching, research, and infrastructure team at MB and identifying and pursuing opportunities for growth including new research collaborations and funding
  • Identifying, developing, and deploying standard operating procedures (SOPs) for operational aspects of the Melbourne Bioinformatics

About You
You will be an experience program and project management professional with a strong knowledge of teaching administration in the university environment. You will be able to draw on your excellent interpersonal skills to positively collaborate and engage with a range of stakeholders and communication media.

You will be a motivated, self-starter with the ability to prioritise your own workload, and work independently and within a team to meet deadlines.

You will also have:

  • Post-grad qualifications in a relevant area (e.g. Business Administration, Financial, Legal, Project Management) and/ or extensive experience in managing the operations of a business unit or program in the Academic and/or Research Sector with between 20-100 staff
  • Familiarity with the workings of tertiary institutions and their organisational structures
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and monitor financial budgets, and other reporting metrics
  • Demonstrated people leadership, financial, human resources, teaching administration, and operational planning experience, including a track record of service delivery that is financially sustainable

To ensure the University continues to provide a safe environment for everyone, this position requires the incumbent to hold a current and valid Working with Children Check.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this role. You must have current valid working rights in Australia.   

About the University
The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world. We are proud of our people, our commitment to research and teaching excellence, and our global engagement.

Benefits of Working with Us
In addition to having the opportunity to grow and be challenged, and to be part of vibrant campus life, our people enjoy a range of rewarding benefits:

  • Flexible working arrangements, generous personal, parental and cultural leave
  • Competitive remuneration, 17% super, salary packaging and leave loading
  • Free and subsidised health and wellbeing services, and access to fitness and cultural clubs
  • Discounts on a wide range of products and services including Myki cards and Qantas Club
  • Career development opportunities and 25% off graduate courses for staff and their immediate families

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Be Yourself
We value the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and encourage and celebrate diversity.  First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, females, people of all ages, with disabilities and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the community in which we live.

Join Us!

If you feel this role is right for you, please submit your application including a brief cover letter, your resume and your responses against the selection criteria^ (found in the Position Description) for the role.

^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to

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