Commercialisation Theme Leader - Science

Sydney (Suburb), New South Wales (AU)
09 Mar 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research)
Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships
Reference no. 1602/0916A

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Identify university research, technology and expertise suitable for commercial development
  • Full time, continuing , remuneration package: $138K p.a. which includes leave loading and up to 17% super

About the opportunity
The DVC Research Portfolio currently includes six groups that support the DVCR and researchers to achieve the University’s research goals. As the University of Sydney’s primary face to industry, Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships (CDIP) is the University’s port of first call for strategic industry engagement and provision of innovation and technology transfer services by identifying, protecting, translating and supporting the exchange of knowledge and expertise generated at the University. CDIP works in close collaboration with the other DVCR teams, in particular with the Research Development & Collaboration and the Research Grants & Contracts teams to maximize efficiency and ensuring that sought outcomes are effectively identified and delivered. 

The Commercialisation Theme Leader (CTL) is responsible for identifying university research, technology and expertise suitable for commercial development as well as promoting and facilitating linkages between researchers and industry and optimising translation and commercialisation of the university’s research, technology and expertise.

About you
The University values courage and creativity; openness and engagement; inclusion and diversity; and respect and integrity. As such, we see the importance in recruiting talent aligned to these values in the pursuit of research excellence. We are looking for a Commercialisation Theme Leader who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • successfully commercialising IP, including assessing the industrial applicability of advanced technology, associated business development and marketing of academic research;
  • reviewing, developing commercial agreements and undertaking successful commercialisation negotiations;
  • market validation, proof of concept development and the productisation of IP generated from academic research;
  • intellectual property protection and management.

The successful candidate will be required to have highly developed communication and relationship management skills in order to engage and influence a range of stakeholders.

About us
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 9 campuses, we employ over 7600 academic and non-academic staff who support over 47,000 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.

For more information on the position and University, please view the candidate information pack 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 to apply.

Closing date: 11.30pm 30 March 2017 

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.

If we think your skills are needed in other areas of the University, we will be sure to contact you about other opportunities.

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