Manager, Partnerships, Microsoft

Sydney, Australia
05 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Portfolio
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research)

Job Ref No: 2081/1018F

  • Opportunity to support a major partnership with industry undertaking cutting-edge research.
  • Full-time, 3-year Fixed Term up to 30 May 2022.
  • Located at Camperdown Campus.
  • Competitive salary package, which includes leave loading and super

About the opportunity 

Reporting to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), the Manager, Partnerships (Microsoft), works across the highest levels of the University to ensure necessary support for the Microsoft partnership to operate effectively on the University campus. Working from the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) portfolio, with a reporting line to the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and the Director, Microsoft Quantum Sydney, the role will be focused on ensuring the operational objectives of the partnership are met and key personnel are appropriately supported in developing the strategic objectives of the partnership.

About you

The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance of recruiting talent aligned to these values and are looking for a Manager, Partnerships (Microsoft) who possesses:

  • Tertiary qualifications with relevant experience in operations management, program management, business administration and/or equivalent combination of relevant training and experience.
  • Excellent client-service attitude.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with sound negotiating, relationship management and conflict resolution skills.

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack for a detailed Position Description. To be considered, it is essential that you upload a resume and address the online selection criteria.

About us

The University of Sydney is committed to being Australia’s leading comprehensive and research-intensive university. We are focused on continued improvement in our research performance, improving our competitive position both domestically and internationally to contribute to the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of Australia and the wider world. To realise this vision the University is implementing strategies that will attract and nurture the brightest researchers and support them to undertake research that makes an original contribution to knowledge or understanding; focusing its research activities to create areas of critical mass and coordinate investment in key strategic research areas, including addressing some of the grand challenge of our time; aligning its organisational structure to support capabilities in key disciplines and cross disciplinary areas; and building capacity to undertake many different kinds of research translation, including commercialisation and social and cultural impact.

The DVC Research Portfolio includes groups that support the DVCR and researchers to achieve the University’s research goals:

  1. Research Development and Collaboration provides strategic advice to academic units on research development strategies, including systems to develop research capacity and provide technical support to researchers applying for funding so as to optimise successful outcomes.
  2. Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships develops and manages industry interactions and supports processes for disseminating and transferring knowledge from University research, including developing and managing Intellectual Property and commercialisation.
  3. Research Grants and Contracts develops and manages systems for efficient management of research funding applications and post-award requirements so as to optimise successful outcomes.
  4. Research Integrity and Ethics Administration develops and manages processes to ensure compliance with standards and with codes of conduct relevant to research and for ethics standards with codes of conduct relevant to research and for ethics approvals (human and animals) and Laboratory Animal Services.
  5. Research Reporting, Analysis, Data & Systems develops and manages data capture and analysis and coordinates development of IT systems to support business requirements.
  6. Strategic Collaborations and Partnerships provides strategic and development advice and coordination support to multidisciplinary collaborative programs identified by the University Executive (UE) and supports the development and maintenance of strategic partnerships with independent and external research institutes, government bodies and community organisations.
  7. The Core Facilities Program exists to maximise strategic advantage to the university from the centralisation of high-end specialist research infrastructure with associated technical support services and ensure efficient, effective and integrated operational systems and processes across each core facility.  The facilities within the Core Facilities Program are: Research & Prototype Foundry; Sydney Cytometry; Sydney Imaging; Sydney Informatics Hub; Sydney Mass Spectrometry; Vibrational Spectroscopy; and Sydney Microscopy and Microanalysis.

Microsoft Quantum Sydney is tackling the challenges of quantum computing and is based in the University of Sydney as part of the key strategic partnership between the University and Microsoft. It is located in a state-of-the-art facility which will allow the recruitment and development of scientific and engineering talents in an emerging quantum field. The Station’s vision is for these talented scientists and engineers to be at the forefront of science and engineering to scale-up quantum computing by addressing the many complex issues and challenges.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 2081/1018F to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm Sunday 25 November 2018

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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