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Industry Engagement Manager

University of Technology Sydney

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Job Posted: 06/10/2017

Job Category:

Science & Technology / Project Co-ordinator / Manager

Job description:

About the Institute

Since its inception in 2008, the Climate Change Cluster (C3) at the University of Technology Sydney has been delivering on its strategic plan to build momentum, increase impact and be recognised internationally for its research excellence.

The institute has quadrupled in size since 2008 and has expanded its research capability from ecology to include additional expertise in plant physiology, microbiology, cellular biology, microfluidics, biochemistry, molecular biology (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics), physics (bio-optics), ecological modelling, chemistry, bio-informatics and remote sensing.

About the role

This role will see you tasked with identifying and pursuing funding support linked specifically to industry engagement derived from ongoing R&D activities within C3, and proactively working with researchers in order to help C3 meet its targets.

You will provide support to a range of researchers within the C3 research institute and coordinate with similar engagement staff in the Faculty of Science, as well as the UTS Research and Innovation Office.  C3 research aligns predominantly with the UTS research theme of Sustainability, but also contributes to the themes of Health and Data Science.  As such, you will be expected to develop and lead commercialisation opportunities that will deliver impact from research-generated intellectual property (IP).

About you

You will be a highly motivated, results-driven and energetic individual that thrives in a culture of innovation and empowerment to deliver quality outcomes.  In an ideal world, you will have a strong background in scientific business development, perhaps coming from industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceuticals (and nutraceuticals) or wastewater and will have a solid understanding of the underlying science and regulatory affairs associated with these industries.

PHD qualified (in a scientific discipline), with a sound level of commercial nous, you will be adept at making connections, identifying opportunities, and fostering collaborations between researchers and industry. Your highly developed business development skills including networking and negotiating commercial agreements will see you build, review, develop and implement C3’s industry engagement strategy.

Your ability to assess risk, develop feasible solutions and manage multiple concurrent complex projects from initiation to completion by applying a sales-oriented approach to managing and advancing a pipeline of industry prospects - to deliver an ambitious industry engagement program aligned with the C3 strategic plan.