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Senior Manager, Industry Engagement

Queensland University Of Technology - Chancellery Division

Who are we looking for?

We’re looking for a warm, genuine and people-focused Senior Manager with research commercialisation expertise to connect with and grow relationships with industry as part of our Industry Engagement, Business Development Portfolio.

You’ll work closely with researchers across the university as well as industry in the public and private sectors to build valuable relationships which focus on growing QUT’s research capacity and knowledge transfer.

Our strong links with business and industry ensure we constantly evolve and maintain our reputation as a university that is planted firmly in the real world. We are a nationally recognised Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia Award winner (mind the flex). We believe in what we do, we strive to make the world a better place - and wed love you to be a part of it.

Areas of research focus could include medical technology, biotechnology and the pharmaceutical industry or the health sector more broadly; or the energy sector and clean energy technologies; or other areas of research aligned to QUT’s research strengths. Find out more about our Research.

Who we are

The Business Development Portfolio sits within the Chancellery Division and provides university-wide coordination and stewardship of QUT’s engagement with industry, philanthropic and alumni communities. The Portfolio’s responsibility is:

  • Office of the Vice-President (Business Development);
  • Industry Engagement;
  • Advancement; and
  • Alumni and Corporate Events

Real world impact

We’re a major Australian university with a global perspective and a real world focus. We’re ambitious, collaborative and we seek to equip our students and graduates with the skills they will need in an increasingly disrupted and challenged world.

What you need to succeed

Youre proactive and authentic. You’re a natural at understanding people and nurturing relationships. You’re comfortable communicating with anyone at any level and you can leverage your character and interpersonal expertise to cultivate connections within QUT and the wider community.

You can show:

  1. A proven track record in establishing and maintaining long-term industry relationships and commercialisation activities
  2. Demonstrated ability in building strong and beneficial partnerships, which enhance an organisation’s reputation.
  3. Demonstrated experience or exposure to legal contracts and agreements with demonstrated understanding of commercial and Intellectual Property issues.
  4. Demonstrated ability to identify funding opportunities and to build relationships with researchers and industry to meet research income targets.
  5. Proven analytical and problem-solving skills including the interpretation of policy, compliance, legislative and regulatory documents with an ability to balance the requirements of these with organisational objectives.
  6. Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills to effectively influence and work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  7. Completion of a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline area or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

Real Benefits

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a career at QUT provides a broad range of opportunities and benefits:  

  • We’re offering this role as a hybrid position (up to 40% work from home) as part of QUT’s commitment to embracing the opportunities created by a more virtual and connected world. 
  • Up to 17% superannuation and a range of salary packaging arrangements to ensure your money is working for you. 
  • We provide all our employees with generous and fair leave entitlements to ensure that whatever your circumstance, you can achieve the work life balance you need. We work with how you live, not the other way around.  
  • Be part of a vibrant, innovative and inspiring culture. It’s a world where like-minds come together with a commitment to making a real-world difference, no matter what the area of expertise.  
  • Join a Department that actively invests in your learning and development; we offer industry-leading training and mentoring opportunities that accelerate your career and empower you to fulfil your potential.  
  • From discounted gym memberships and health insurance, to childcare and healthcare services -  being a staff member at QUT provides you the flexibility to work and maintain your wellbeing.  

Assistance with relocation may be offered for those with the right skills set for this role.

We aim inspire and shape the future with talented students and staff from diverse communities, united by our core values of Ambition, Curiosity, Integrity, Inclusiveness, and Innovation.
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Reference number: 221001b

Term: Ongoing, full-time basis

Remuneration: $AUD150,440 to $AUD168,264 pa (HEW10) (inclusive of $AUD127,124 to $AUD142,185 pa salary, 17% superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave loading)

Location: Kelvin Grove

Opportunities like this at QUT don’t come up often – please submit your CV via the Apply button.

View Position Description

Location: Brisbane - Australia
Salary: AU$150,440 to AU$168,264
£84,669.74 to £94,701.33 converted salary* per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 7th November 2022
Closes: 5th December 2022
Job Ref: 221001b
   
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