Executive Director, Health

Newcastle (Suburb), Hunter Region (AU)
16 Nov 2016
End of advertisement period
05 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Better Health, Healthcare and Treatment Global Impact Cluster

Newcastle, NSW, Australia
Ref#: 10581
Date published: 2-Nov-2016

The University of Newcastle is one of Australia’s leading research-intensive universities. UON’s NeW Futures 2016-2025 Strategy will deliver upon a vision to create a better future for our region through innovation and impact.

The newly created position of Executive Director, Better Health, Healthcare and Treatment Global Impact Cluster, will provide leadership to optimise the University’s health research impact agenda. Through the University’s virtual Global Impact Clusters, teams of researchers work across disciplines to solve the world’s greatest challenges.

Reporting to the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), the Executive Director will connect industry, government and researchers, driving joint industry-university initiatives, to achieve excellence in the translation and commercialisation of research, across related health disciplines. Working closely with faculties and other groups, including the Hunter Medical Research Institute, the Executive Director will coordinate multidisciplinary research activities and contribute to the academic programming of industry led courses, undergraduate and postgraduate.

The University is seeking an industry or academic leader, with knowledge and a passion for research and innovation, within the biotech, pharmaceutical or health services arena. This should be complemented by strong strategic, commercial, operational and entrepreneurial capabilities. Qualifications commensurate with an executive position in an industry-led research environment and a strong track record in transforming opportunities to commercialised outcomes are essential.

This is an exciting professional opportunity to create impact from UON’s world-class health research to change and improve lives.

For a confidential discussion or to request the candidate information brochure, please contact KPMG Executive Search & Selection’s Kate Robinson on +61 7 3233 9604 or via krobinson5@kpmg.com.au quoting reference no. 10581. The closing date for applications is 5 December 2016.