Saturday, 25 June 2016

University of Southern Queensland,Manager (Research Development)Jobs in Australia



Office of Research Development

About us

The University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is a dynamic regional University committed to developing research solutions that deliver a global impact.  With a vision to be a leading discovery partner in priority research areas, USQ aligns its research with regional and global agen
das in agriculture and natural resource management, regional development, regional health and wellbeing, education and digital literacy.

The USQ Division of Research and Innovation incorporates the Office of Research, Office of Research Development, Research Institutes, Research Centres, Office of Research Graduate Studies and various innovation, commercialisation and partnership development functions which drive the University’s research performance and innovation in areas of strength and priority and build relationships with industry and business. The Office of Research Development focuses on adding value to researchers and their research projects. A rewarding and challenging opportunity has become available for an experienced manager with a strong technical background to use your business development skills to develop partnerships with industry, government, philanthropic and private investors.

What you’ll do

You will be responsible for leading commercialisation activities within the University, as well as developing new external relationships to meet the objectives of the USQ Research Strategy. Reporting directly to the Director (Office of Research Development), you will work collaboratively with Researchers, Research Institute and Centre Directors and other senior staff in order to focus on building an extensive network of contacts to develop strong relationships and partnerships with community and business.  In particular, you will:
  • manage the identification and securing of collaborative funding sources in support of early stage and proof of concept projects;
  • contribute to the strategic outcomes of the University in a consistent, cooperative and collaborative way;
  • coordinate and manage the development of major submissions to government and other external agencies and the development of fellowship applications to government and other external agencies;
  • manage the identification and evaluation of business development opportunities and the associated transfer of university generated intellectual property;
  • proactively identify and evaluate opportunities through early stage market evaluation and move to protect commercial intellectual property; and
  • undertake and manage commercial contract negotiation between parties in compliance with the USQ Contract Management Framework.
What will help you succeed?

Key to your success in this role will be your ability to quickly acquire knowledge and understanding of diverse areas of research, as well as being able to negotiate commercial contracts. Ideally, you will have experience in and knowledge of technology/knowledge transfer processes, as well as intellectual property strategies. Additionally, you will have:
  • postgraduate qualifications relevant to USQ’s Research Priorities, with experience in a higher education, research, commercialisation, government or similar environment, or extensive management experience and proven expertise in contractual negotiations in a commercial environment, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training;
  • demonstrated business acumen and financial literacy within a highly competitive commercial environment;
  • demonstrated experience in high-level industry engagement and understanding of industry needs and sectors to support commercial outcomes of significance;
  • demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, high-trust business networks and consult, negotiate and provide authoritative information and advice on a range of topics at a strategic level; and
  • demonstrated high level ability to provide strategic advice and establish and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders.
What we offer

As a staff member of USQ, you will experience of range of rewarding career, financial and lifestyle benefits, including generous superannuation, professional development programs, discounted personal travel and health services and many work/life balance initiatives.

USQ Springfield’s ‘Community Centred – Career Focused’ theme provides a student focused environment with the latest in program delivery and technology. In addition to the USQ campus boasting state-of-the-art technology and facilities, the precinct includes childcare facilities, schools and colleges, a major retail and entertainment centre and a planned residential community with lots of open spaces including hike and bike trails, playgrounds and lakes and the Greg Norman-designed Brookwater Golf Course.

Reference Number:  102739

Term:  Full-time continuing appointment (36hrs/week)

Salary:  Total remuneration range $131,007 to $145,217 pa (includes salary range of $110,698 to $122,705 pa, employer superannuation contributions of 17% of salary and annual leave loading)

Closes:  Friday 15 July 2016

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