plan, organise, direct, control and coordinate research and development activities within organisations.
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
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).