Senior Manager, Business Development

University of Queensland
April 08, 2024
Offerd Salary:$5.75
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Contract Type:fixed-term position
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  • Faculty of Science

  • Work closely with the Faculty's Associate Dean (Research) and Deputy Associate Deans

  • Enable industry engagement and identify potential partners.

  • Full-time opportunity until end of 2024

  • Based at St Lucia Campus

  • About UQ

    As part of the UQ community, you'll have the opportunity to work alongside the brightest minds, who have joined us from all over the world.

    Everyone here has a role to play. As a member of our professional staff cohort, you will be actively involved in working towards our vision of a better world. By supporting the academic endeavour across teaching, research, and the student life, you'll have the opportunity to contribute to activities that have a lasting impact on our community.

    Join a community where excellence is at the core of our culture, contributions are valued and a range of benefits and rewards are available, such as:

  • 26 weeks paid parental leave or 14 weeks paid primary caregiver leave

  • 17% superannuation contributions

  • 17.5% annual leave loading

  • Access to flexible working arrangements including hybrid working options, flexible start/finish times, purchased leave, and a condensed fortnight

  • Health and wellness discounts – fitness passport access, free yearly flu vaccinations, discounted health insurance, and access to our Employee Assistance Program for staff and their immediate family

  • On campus childcare options

  • Cheap parking (from just $5.75 a day)

  • Salary packaging options

  • About This Opportunity

    The primary role of this position is to provide support to the Faculty's academic and leadership to advance the research partnership strategy in line with Faculty of Science Strategic plan and the UQ Research Roadmap. The position will work closely with the Faculty's Associate Dean (Research) and Deputy Associate Deans to build clear frameworks, identify training gaps for researchers to enable industry engagement and identify potential partners aligned with the research partnership strategy. The position will also be expected to develop close working relationships with Research Management and Research Partnerships in the Faculty and also relevant central teams.

    Key responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Associate Dean (Research), and other senior leaders, progress the Faculty of Science research partnership strategy to increase effective engagement with industry aligned with the Faculty of Science Strategic plan and the UQ Research Roadmap.

  • Support mapping of the Faculty's research capabilities aligned with the research partnership strategy.

  • Working with the Associate Dean (Research), and partnership-focused business development colleagues, create a clear industry engagement framework which includes processes and principles for leaders, professional staff and researchers in the Faculty to follow and communicate these to key stakeholders.

  • Identify target research partners, examining both traditional and non- traditional sectors to identify organisations whose strategic opportunities and challenges intersect with the Faculty of Science core research capabilities, considering past engagements (business intelligence), and growth opportunities (market intelligence).

  • Upskill researchers to engage with industry by developing training material and organising training events/workshops.

  • Work collaboratively with research partnership-focused business development colleagues in both the central function and other Faculties and Institutes, to ensure that relevant market intelligence is shared and potential for cross-portfolio collaboration is leveraged.

  • This is a full-time (100%), fixed-term position until end of 2024.

    At HEW level 9, the full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $127,496.67 - $134,829.23, plus a generous super allowance of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be up to $149,171.11 - $157,750.20 annually. As these roles are covered by an Enterprise Agreement, you will also receive regular remuneration increases in line with the Enterprise Agreement.

    About You
  • A Bachelor's degree, preferably in a discipline relevant to the Faculty of Science and ideally subsequent industry experience.

  • Relevant experience in business development within a research-led organization, whether in industry or university environment.

  • An understanding of the university research sector and the role of universities in the research and development pipeline.

  • Demonstrated experience in successfully engaging with industry partners (including business, government and not-for-profit organisations).

  • Demonstrated understanding of the translation expectations of research partners.

  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships with staff within the University and with key external partners, requiring excellence in interpersonal skills, communication and integrity.

  • Demonstrated excellence in analysis, prioritization and organization.

  • In addition, the following mandatory requirements apply:

  • Work Rights: You must have unrestricted work rights in Australia for the duration of this appointment to apply. Visa sponsorship is not available for this appointment.

  • Background Checks: All final applicants for this position may be asked to consent to a criminal record check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

  • Questions?

    For more information about this opportunity, please contact Professor Jonathan Corcoran at [email protected]. For application queries, please contact [email protected] stating the job reference number (below) in the subject line.

    Want to Apply?

    All applicants must upload the following documents in order for your application to be considered:

  • Cover letter addressing the ‘About You' section

  • Resume

  • Other Information

    At UQ we know that our greatest strengths come from our diverse mix of colleagues, this is reflected in our ongoing commitment to creating an environment focused on equity, diversity and inclusion. We ensure that we are always attracting, retaining and promoting colleagues who are representative of the diversity in the broader community, whether that be gender identity, LGBTQIA+, cultural and/or linguistic, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, or people with a disability. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to [email protected].

    If you are a current employee (including casual staff and HDR scholars) or hold an unpaid/affiliate appointment, please login to your staff Workday account and visit the internal careers board to apply for this opportunity. Please do NOT apply via the external job board.

    Applications closes Monday April 8th, 2024 at 11.00pm AEST (Job Reference Number - R-37430).

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