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Research and Development Manager

Oversee research activities and develop knowledge-based products for a company.

Alternative Titles

Research Manager, Clinical Research Manager, Grain Development Manager, Manager Innovation & Research, Programs manager


  • Develop research programs incorporating current developments to improve existing products and study potential of new products
  • Report to senior management on company product technical issues as well as technical developments within the market
  • Present at industry conferences on research topics of interest
  • Establish and maintain testing procedures for assessing raw materials, in both process and finished products.
  • Manage trial or testing programs for products/services through the management of staff and assignment of staff and utilisation of resources.
  • Participate as a team member in fee-for-service research consultancies for customers and non-customers of the company.
  • Manage or mentor a team of research staff.
  • Budgeting and cost forecasting of technical development or research programs.


For this Position, the skills required could have been developed through on the job training, previous work experience in other related roles and through specialised and/or vocation training and/or through a Tertiary Qualification in Science, Humanities or Commerce.


Tertiary Education Providers

Charles Sturt University
University of New England
Sydney University
University of Western Sydney
Southern Cross University

University of Melbourne
La Trobe University

South Australia
University of Adelaide
Flinders University

Western Australia
Curtin University
University of Western Australia
Edith Cowan University
Murdoch University

University of Tasmania

University of Queensland
James Cook University
Central Queensland University
Griffith University
University of Southern Queensland

Australian National University


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