Director, Robinson Research Institute

Job no: 504910
Work type: Fixed term - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: Research Institutes, Senior Manager

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The University of Adelaide is recognised globally as an eminent research university. Our world-leading research institutes produce high impact outcomes to address important societal challenges. We are proud to be named Lead Institution in Australia in Reproductive Health (The Australian newspaper’s ‘Research 2020’ publication).

The Robinson Research Institute (RRI) is a collective of internationally renowned researchers in human reproduction, pregnancy, and child health at the University of Adelaide. Within the RRI, 40+ research teams work collaboratively to expand knowledge on events and circumstances during early life that impact all areas of development and to advance effective interventions. RRI Members are employed and have line management through their relevant School/Faculty.

In appointing the Director, we seek an outstanding leader who is committed to creating a better future for people. The position is ideally suited to an accomplished researcher who is motivated to drive excellence, innovation and sustainability, working across all four themes and multiple disciplines, organisations and networks. High-order interpersonal skills, an inherently collaborative approach and the ability to inspire staff through a common sense of purpose and a quest for excellence will be key attributes for success.

For a confidential conversation, please contact the consultants from Odgers Berndtson leading the search: Kylie Taylor, Senior Researcher: +61 406 340 920 | or Jenny Sutton, Principal:

Applications close 8 February 2021, submitted directly to


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