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      Plans, organises, directs, controls and coordinates research and development activities within an organisation.

      Skill Level: 1

    Average Income:
    The average salary for a Research and Development Manager is $ 183,712 for male employees and $ 111,462 for female employees per year.
    Average Age: Males: 45.3 Females: 45.3 Persons: 45.3
    [See: www.abs.gov.au 1325 Research and development managers - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016]

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    Research and Development Manager job description, duties and education requirements


      RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT MANAGERS plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate research and development activities within organisations.

      Indicative Skill Level:

      In Australia and New Zealand:

        Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

      Tasks Include:
      • determining, implementing and monitoring research and development strategies, policies and plans
      • developing and implementing research projects, priorities and targets to support commercial and policy developments
      • leading major research projects and coordinating activities of other research workers
      • assessing the benefits and monitoring the costs and effectiveness of research and development activities
      • interpreting results of research projects and recommending associated product and service development innovations
      • providing advice on research and development options available to the organisation
      • monitoring leading-edge developments in relevant disciplines and assessing implications for the organisation
      • may publish results of significant research projects


      Sources: www.abs.gov.au and DIBP

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