Research Partnerships Manager

Brisbane, Australia
07 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

The Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) is a dynamic multi-disciplinary research institute dedicated to developing technology to alleviate societal problems in the areas of health, energy, manufacturing and environmental sustainability. AIBN brings together the skills of more than 450 world-class researchers complimented by an extensive suite of integrated facilities, working at the intersection of biology, chemistry, engineering and computer modelling.

With a reputation for delivering translational science, AIBN conducts research at the forefront of emerging technologies, and has developed strong collaborations with leading members of industry, academia and government. AIBN goes beyond basic research to develop the growth of innovative industries for the benefit of the Queensland and Australian economies.

Our people are our greatest asset. We offer collaborative, inclusive work and study places, which are enriched by the significant diversity of our staff, students and community. We genuinely believe that creativity and innovation flourishes in an environment where people feel supported, valued and empowered. Mutual respect, inclusivity and accountability are at the cornerstone of UQ’s culture.

AIBN is committed to supporting the career growth of women researchers and have a number of initiatives to support women in developing and achieving a fulfilling research career at the institute. For more information, please visit our AIBN Women in Science web site at

The role

The successful appointee will partner with the University’s Research community (Researchers, Research Partnerships Managers, Research Partnerships Office, Legal, Research Management Office and Commercial Partners) in support of the Institute’s research contract management and industry engagement.

The person

Applicants will have Postgraduate qualifications or progress towards postgraduate qualifications and extensive contract management experience (preferably in the tertiary education or research sectors); or extensive contract management experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. The Research Partnerships Manager is a highly visible representative of the Institute and as such must possess excellent customer service and negotiation skills, strong communication and writing skills, coupled with a thorough knowledge of research contract management.


This is a part time (50% FTE), fixed term appointment for 6 months (parental leave replacement) at HEW Level 8. The remuneration package will be in the range $47,333 - $53,149 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% (total package will be in the range $51,830 - $58,198 p.a.).

Position Description

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To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria (1 page); and Resume.

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

Application closing date

Friday, 21 December 2018 at 11:55 pm E. Australian Standard Time