Industry Program – 2022 Health & Biomedical Researcher Development Program

EOIs: closing 14 March
Program commencing: 9 May

The natural progression in the career of a successful researcher is to become head of your own research lab or group and stop spending time at the bench. You are no longer a scientist; you are a leader of scientists.

Despite years devoted to study in their scientific discipline, researchers may have received little or no training in leadership and how to develop high performance research teams.


Brought to you by Marlow Hampshire in collaboration with BioMelbourne Network, this program incorporates a powerful combination of practical exercises including pre-reading, self-diagnostic surveys, simulations, skills-practice, case studies, small & large group discussion. It is highly interactive and group size is kept small to enable participants to meet others and form new collaborations.

A strong action & development plan focus means that participants will take back to their workplace ideas and initiatives to immediately implement and share.

2022 Melbourne program dates

  • Module 1: 9 & 10 May 2022
  • Module 2: 6 & 7 June 2022

Cost per participant

The cost for attending this 4-day program (2 x 2-day modules) is $2,350 (incl GST)
This includes all program training materials, self- diagnostic questionnaires, selected research journal articles, tip-sheets, and other handouts.


Clifton’s Conference Centre Level 1, 440 Collins Street Melbourne

The Target Audience

The Health & Biomedical Research Leader Development Program is suitable for Basic Science and Clinical Researchers, Laboratory Heads or Laboratory Managers, Research Group Leaders, MCRs and promising ECRs. It has been developed & designed to assist the development and career progression of researchers as well as the transition of current PIs and Research Group Leaders into more effective leaders of research teams.

Program Outputs

As a result of attending this program participants will:

  • Have gained an understanding of the current state of medical research in Australia and the driving factors influencing change
  • Better understand their current strengths and development needs as researchers and research leaders and have opportunity to consider career progress
  • Enhance and practice selected research leadership and management skills including strategic thinking and planning, team building, delegation, meeting management, and conflict resolution
  • Understand the place of performance management in a research context; and how to effectively manage staff underperformance and high performance in a skilful manner
  • Have an enhanced understanding of diversity in the workplace and developed strategies to make best use of such diversity
  • Learn how to enhance their people management and emotional intelligence skills including the ability to provide feedback, coach, influence, reward and motivate staff
  • Have improved skills in building collaborations and interdisciplinary teamwork
  • Better understand effective use of team decision making and facilitation skills and processes to generate a climate of team creativity and innovation
  • Acquire skills to engage with industry and obtain non- CAT 1&2 funding
  • Learn new ways of presenting data such as visual analytics & presenting findings including infographics
  • Have designed a practical plan to implement the program learning back in the workplace to produce measurable impact within their area of influence

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