The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research is seeking a secondment to the new position of Associate Research Program Manager (ARPM): Gender.
The position is open to Australian residents and will be based in Canberra, requiring considerable international travel.
Attached to this email are two documents: a duty statement with details of the role and an expression of interest form.
Seconded staff would remain an employee of their home institution at ACIAR’s expense, but otherwise work for ACIAR. Within reason, they would be able to continue academic engagements such as PhD supervision, where it complements their ACIAR role. The expectation for all three parties would be that the secondee would return to their home organisation at the end of the secondment. We suggest these secondments would be for a minimum of two years and a maximum of three years. This provides an opportunity for developing mid-career research talent and mid-career researchers the opportunity to do something quite different for a few years.
The ACIAR staffing structure makes it unlikely that an individual at the end of an ARPM contract would be competitive for one of our more senior Research Program Manager positions. We anticipate that a significant proportion of seconded ARPMs would seek employment in Australian universities or publicly funded research agencies after an ARPM contract. Others might join international agricultural research for development agencies.
For further information and submission of an expression of interest contact ACIAR Chief Scientist Dr Dan Walker Daniel.Walker@aciar.gov.au