Research & Innovation Manager

Geelong, Australia
07 Oct 2016
End of advertisement period
26 Oct 2016
Matt Cornell
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

JOB ID: 160558
SALARY RANGE: $106,703 - $113,155 pa (plus 17% super)
HOURS OF DUTY: Full-time (36.75 hours per week)
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Fixed term until 31 March 2019
LOCATION OF POSITION: Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus


The position has primary responsibility for the effective development and implementation of strategies, policies and programs to support and enhance the research performance of the Institute


  • Work directly with Deakin Research Commercial to pursue and promote key industry and academic collaborations for the Institute and identify new business opportunities that will drive development and long term growth.
  • Manage and strengthen relationships with strategic partners and clients to increase income secured through planning meetings, organising and leading negotiations with stakeholders and examining and preparing documentation.
  • Develop and implement appropriate processes and support systems to achieve the strategies and evaluate their effectiveness.


  • Postgraduate qualifications in science or engineering, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Extensive experience in managing collaborative research projects.
  • Experience in the preparation of written proposals and budgets for grant/tender applications.
  • Evidence of the ability to facilitate collaborative links and partnerships in one or more of the professional, industry, research, government, or academic environments.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working collaboratively with others and ability to develop collaborative work teams.
  • Well-developed project management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to contribute to the development of partnerships with professional associations and domestic and/or overseas educational institutions and industry.

CONTACT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Virginie Hoareau, Tel: +61 3 522 72112, Email:

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday 26 October, 2016

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All applicants MUST provide a separate statement addressing each key selection criteria outlined in the position description in addition to providing a cover letter and resume.

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