Business Development Manager Research

Hobart, Australia
14 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
29 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
  • Full time ongoing position
  • Based in Hobart
  • Build relationships with partners aligned with the University’s research strengths and strategic goals.

The College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) brings together five key entities: The School of Natural Sciences, the School of Technology, Environments and Design, the Australian Maritime College, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies and the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.

The Opportunity

The Business Development Manager Research (BDM-R) will work with the Strategic Research Funding Manager and the College of Science and Engineering (CoSE) to support the industry, government, community and not-for-profit partner dimensions of our strategic and major research funding bids. The BDM-R will fulfil their role in alignment with University strategic priorities, CoSE Research Strategy and as part of the CoSE Research Hub.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Identify and engage with strategic partners to establish/extend collaboration in ways that will increase the prospects for securing significant research funding.
  • Work with Colleges to develop industry, government, community and not-for-profit engagement and funding strategies and stakeholder mapping in order to facilitate strategic research collaborations.
  • Identify/help to build multidisciplinary capability platforms and assist to position them to secure large scale, long term industry and research partnerships and funding.
  • Assist researchers to articulate value propositions in major funding proposals with industry and government.
  • Maintain awareness of state, national and international policy, industry, funding and competitor environment and provide input into research strategy development.

Your Application

To be successful in the role, your application will need to demonstrate;

  • A university degree, ideally at postgraduate level, or equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education training.
  • A strong business development track-record that demonstrates success at creating, nurturing and securing value from relationships with industry, not-for-profits and government partners.
  • Familiarity with intellectual property principles and its management as it pertains to the development and operation of successful collaborative research arrangements.
  • Demonstrated experience in negotiating outcomes.
  • Demonstrated superior organisational skills with a proven track record of working successfully within a high degree of autonomy to meet deadlines and achieve goals in multi-disciplinary teams.


Appointment to this role will be at HEO 8 and will have a total remuneration package of up to $130,533 comprising base salary within the range of $98,122 to $111,567 plus 17% superannuation.

How to Apply

  • To apply online, please provide your resume, cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role, and your responses to the position/selection criteria.
  • For further information about this position, please contact Nigel Blundell, Executive Director, Research Operations, or 03 6226 1994.
  • Please visit for our guide to applying and details on the recruitment process.

Applications close Thursday, 29 August 2019, 11:55 pm

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