Business Development Manager, Medicine

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Sydney, Australia
15 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • Opportunity to work with the Academic and Research Support leadership in the Faculty of Medicine and Health to identify and implement strategies
  • Located on theCamperdown Campus
  • Full-time fixed term for 18 monthswith abase salary of $124Kp.a.,plus leave loading and a generous employer’s contribution to superannuation

About the opportunity

The Business Development Manager – Medicine & Health (BDM) will work alongside the existing BDM (Medicine & Health) and be responsible for identifying new engagement opportunities both locally and internationally within the Faculty of Medicine and Health.Building on existing relationships with industry, government and non-government organisations, this role will identify opportunities for commercialisation of university generated intellectual property (IP) and identify and coordinate opportunities for faculty and University-wide, cross-faculty collaboration.

In this position, you will:

  • identify and implement strategies that will enhance commercialisation of research in medicine and health through industry partnerships
  • promote and facilitate engagement between researchers and industry, in collaboration with the Research Pipeline and Pre-Award team in order to create opportunities for new partnerships and collaborations
  • identify, evaluate and develop commercial opportunities, and
  • monitor opportunities for industry engagement and commercialisation activities and relate them to opportunities identified by the Research Operations team.

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 Business Development Manager who possesses:

  • postgraduate qualifications in an appropriate scientific/medical or business field or extensive equivalent relevant experience in the Biotechnology/Medical industry
  • knowledge and appreciation of the biotechnology/medical research industry
  • ability to perceive new opportunities to develop and commercialise research through partnership with industry and develop strategies to capitalise on these opportunities
  • broad understanding of IP protection and management, and
  • experience in evaluation of commercial opportunities from medical/life-science based research or technology developments.

About us

The University has a clear ambition to become the leading comprehensive research-intensive university in Australia and among the very best in the world. The Research Portfolio is committed to enabling our researchers to conduct the highest quality research possible, so they can harness their skills to address vital national and global challenges and improve the lives of Australians and others around the world.

Since our inception 160 years ago, the University of Sydney has led to improve the world around us. We believe in education for all and that effective leadership makes lives better. These same values are reflected in our approach to diversity and inclusion and underpin our long-term strategy for growth. We’re Australia's first university and have an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. Across our campuses, we employ over 8,100 academic and non-academic staff who support over 73,000 students.

We are undergoing significant transformative change which brings opportunity for innovation, progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo, and improving the world around us.

How to apply

For more information on the position and University, please view the position description 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 1142/0920F to apply.

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30 pm, Thursday 29 October 2020

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.

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