1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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1299-11 Research and Development Manager

Plans, administers and reviews research and development activities of an organisation.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification and at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • directs the formulation of research and development strategies, policies and plans
  • develops and implements programs of research projects, priorities and targets to support commercial or policy developments
  • leads major research projects and coordinates activities of other research workers
  • assesses the benefits and monitors the costs and effectiveness of research and development activities
  • interprets results of research projects and recommends associated product/service development innovations
  • provides advice on research and development options available to the organisation
  • monitors leading edge developments in relevant disciplines and assesses implications for the organisation
  • may publish results of significant research projects, subject to commercial sensitivity

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