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Chief Executive Officer
University of Queensland in Queensland, Other Australia
Date Posted 03/25/2021
Executive-President and Chancellor
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Australian National Imaging Facility

Established in 2007, the Australian National Imaging Facility (NIF) provides state of the art imaging capabilities which support world class science for the Australian research and innovation communities. The facility provides critical infrastructure and capability to address national and global challenges in medicine, human health, food security and new materials. The NIF is an unincorporated joint venture comprised of 11 eleven participants, which has received substantial funding through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy, with cofounding provided by federal and state government agencies / institute partners.

Our mission is to provide users with reliable, state-of-the-art technology and highly specialised expertise which deliver advanced imaging solutions. Through the facilities and knowledge supported by NIF, researchers are using imaging to advance human health, agriculture, food security, crops, livestock, materials, specimens, composites, ecology and biosciences applications.

More information: https://anif.org.au/

About the opportunity

The NIF Board of Directors are currently searching for a Chief Executive Officer to lead the next stage of the organisation’s growth and development. Your primary responsibility will be to provide strategic leadership and management to the NIF in order to enable the national and internal strategic and collaborative capability of imaging infrastructure. You will achieve this by ensuring the delivery of outstanding research infrastructure, that supports world class research and by advancing NIF to the next stage of its development as a critical component of Australia’s national research infrastructure.

You will lead the development of the NIF Strategic plan and business plans while engaging with new and existing funding agencies, partner institutions and industry. The successful growth of NIF will require you to be a domestic and global advocate of NIF capability and infrastructure.

This is a truly exciting time to join the NIF. The federal government is undertaking the 2021 National Research Infrastructure Roadmap, which presents the successful candidate with the opportunity to shape a new vision and strategy for the NIF which builds upon the established success of the facility.

Our ideal candidate

The successful candidate will demonstrate broad senior executive leadership experience, gained in a knowledge intensive setting where innovation, data and/or research drive impact and outcomes. Essential to your application will be a background in science and technology, which will provide a foundation for influential engagement in the domestic and international imaging community.

You will be a strategic thinker with strong business and financial acumen and the ability to deliver outcomes at scale. You will have experience navigating the nuances of government, academia and industry, while developing collaborative and lasting partnerships with stakeholders. Critical to your success will be your ability to distil business strategy into tangible outcomes for the development of the NIF on the national and global stage.

You will be an inclusive leader who innately drives a culture of high performance and achievements amongst their team.

Relevant academic qualifications are essential to your application.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University of Queensland and to NIF. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to recruitment@uq.edu.au.

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, 5-year fixed term position on a senior contract. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.


To discuss this role, please contact Mr Brad Aberdein, Talent Acquisition Advisor at b.aberdein@uq.eud.au

Position Description

Please review the UQ Careers listing for the position description.

To Apply

Expressions of interest are invited from suitably qualified individuals. Applications must consist of the following:

  • Full Curriculum Vitae (including 3 referee details)
  • Cover letter (including availability for interview) – no more than 1 page
  • Response to selection criteria – no more than 4 pages
  • Statement of Claim – no more than 2 pages

Please see the attached information booklet for specific details on how to apply.

Our selection process

Applications close, 11 April 2021 at 11pm (AEST). Interviews are anticipated to be held on April 22 or 23, 2021.

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQCareers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

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