First listed on: 06 September 2023

 Node Research Manager - Perth


  • An exciting role that will make a difference.
  • Full-time, three-year contract
  • Based in Perth, WA
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Salary range: $126,000 - $133,200 + 11% superannuation, with generous parental leave provisions

About the role 

Natural Hazards Research Australia (the Centre) is driven by its mission to work with participants and the community on research that is useful, actionable and supportive of better decision-making to save lives and protect property.

The Centre operates through Nodes located in Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, with a new Node under establishment in Perth. Each Node has responsibility for bringing together end-users and researchers across Australia. 

Reporting to the Research and Implementation Director, the Node Research Manager will work as part of a national team on common issues, to ensure that the research program meets the needs of end-users, from project initiation through to research implementation. This is inclusive of stakeholder engagement, partnership development, project and grant management and education and training. 

We are seeking an innovative, self-starter looking to make a difference as part of an organisation that contributes to the resilience and safety of the community.  

Tertiary qualified, you will bring strong people and relationship management capability, sound analytical, conceptual and project management skills and knowledge of and familiarity with research organisations such as university research teams, cooperative research centres or government departments and agencies.

Candidates are required to address the key selection criteria in their application. 

Key Selection Criteria

  • University degree, preferably in an area relevant to natural hazards science and/or emergency management, or equivalent work experience.

Specific knowledge andexperience required:

  • Experience in partnership or stakeholder engagement/management roles.
  • Extremely well-developed written and verbal communication skills.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills, together with the ability to liaise effectively and build and maintain strong relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders and senior leaders.
  • Sound conceptual and analytical skills, including the ability to identify issues, manage solutions and develop appropriate solutions.
  • Strong skills in project management, including a demonstrated ability to plan and organise work efficiently and to operate effectively in an environment characterised by short and often conflicting time frames.
  • Highly developed skills in Office and other related programs.

Desirable knowledge and experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar, or related role
  • Knowledge of the workings of government departments and agencies
  • Knowledge of the workings of universities or research organisations
  • Experience working in, or with, organisations involved in disaster and emergency management.


  • Self-starter and working independently.
  • Working as part of a distributed team.

About the Centre

Natural Hazards Research Australia is Australia’s national research centre for natural hazard resilience and disaster risk reduction. The Centre addresses the major challenges arising from natural hazards, including bushfires, floods, cyclones, heatwaves, storms and other hazards. The Centre undertakes research that promotes resilience to the impacts of natural hazards and reduces disaster risk. The research supports the needs of a variety of critical stakeholders – including emergency service agencies and communities – in mitigating impacts of, responding to and recovering from disasters caused by natural hazards.  

Natural Hazards Research Australia is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes diversity in the workplace. We encourage applications from First Nations peoples, women, culturally and linguistically diverse people, people with disability, LGBTIQ+ people, and people with family and caring responsibilities.

Application process

Applications close 11.59pm AWST Tuesday 26 September 2023.

For further information please review the position description on the website - 

To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter introducing yourself, explaining your interest in the role and addressing the key selection criteria to  

Employment may be subject to the successful completion of a security screening process.

To be considered, you must have the right to work in Australia.

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