Head, Commercial Operations

Brisbane, Australia
16 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term, Maternity Cover
Full Time

TetraQ- University of Queensland

Operating within the Office of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research (ODVCR), the TetraQ mission is to provide best practice preclinical and clinical testing services for clients in the biotechnology sector. The core services and expertise includes the conduct of bioanalytical studies and pharmacokinetics and toxicology studies.

TetraQ has world class state-of-the-art physical infrastructure, encompassing purpose-renovated space and leading-edge equipment, including multiple LC-tandem mass spectrometry systems, within its bioanalytical facility located on located in the University of Queensland Herston campus adjacent to the Brisbane CBD. TetraQ also has a well-equipped animal facility for use in toxicology and pharmacokinetics studies located on the University's St Lucia campus.

Details of the research interests and commercial activities can be accessed on the Centre’s web site http://www.tetraq.com.au/ 

The role

The successful appointee will be responsible for the promotion and marketing of TetraQ services to internal and external clients.  Duties will include management of new business enquiries from point of contact to contract execution. The appointee will also work with other members of the TetraQ management tean to ensure that the project portfolio is sustainable and project targets/timelines are achievable

The person

Applicants should possess a degree or PhD in a relevant scientific discipline, and business development experience in preclinical or clinical R&D in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical sector. The successful applicant will also have demonstrated business development skills and project management experience. An in-depth technical understanding of bioanalytical methodologies would also be highly regarded.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage (https://staff.uq.edu.au/information-and-services/human-resources/diversity) for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to Liliana Hernandez on central-hr-advisory@uq.edu.au 


This is a fixed term appointment for 12 months (maternity leave replacement) at HEW Level 9. The remuneration package will be in the range $110,986 - $117,447 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to17% (total package will be in the range $129,854 - $137,413 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.

Position Description

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To discuss this role please contact Dr Peter Tapley on +61 7 3365 5115 or p.tapley@tetraq.com.au.

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter (which should address key selection criteria) and Resume.

For information on completing the application process click here.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.