Executive Director - International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

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Publish Date: 
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Archive Date: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021
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Science Management
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International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)
Western Australia
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Executive Director

International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research (ICRAR)

  • Lead internationally renowned, multi-disciplinary research centre for science, engineering and data intensive astronomy
  • Perth, Western Australia 

ICRAR is an equal joint venture between Curtin University and The University of Western Australia with funding support from the State Government of Western Australia. ICRAR hosts over 200 staff and postgraduate students, has produced over 2,200 research papers attracting 77,000 citations, won over $100 million in external competitive grants, and had its work featured in more than 18,000 international media articles.

ICRAR plays a key role in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project—a global collaboration of 16 countries to build two of the world’s largest radio telescopes in Australia and South Africa. The Centre contributes to infrastructure for the Australian site and is responsible for science data processing systems and array synchronisation technologies. As a SKA Observatory partner, ICRAR contributes to the Observatory’s science programs and supports the creation and operation of an Australian SKA Regional Centre.

As the Executive Director, you will lead the development of strategy to ensure the Centre's innovative research portfolio continues to be driven by excellence, impact and engagement. This involves influencing strategic decision-making processes of existing and prospective partners with interests in SKA related research.

With an international reputation in one or more areas of Astronomy Research, you bring motivation, excitement, and a strategic leadership capability together with experience and a track record of success in leading research organisations, developing and implementing strategic and business plans, and working with Boards. Your application will be supported with demonstrated abilities in research coordination across University, Government and Industry sectors; competencies in administration; and relevant tertiary qualifications including a PhD.

One of the world’s most liveable cities Perth offers a sunny, Mediterranean climate, natural beauty in the shape of magnificent beaches, beautiful wineries, one of the world’s largest inner-city parks, and an eclectic mix of restaurants, shopping and cultural experiences.

For confidential enquiries please contact Paul Hill at Odgers Berndtson, the executive search firm assisting UWA. T: +61 407 766 756 or E: [email protected]

For a copy of the Candidate Information Book and to submit your application please visit www.odgers.com/83116

Closing date: 11:59pm AEST Wednesday 13 October 2021.

Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021
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