Chair of Commercialisation

Sydney, Australia
12 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
09 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term

Faculty of Medicine and Health

About the opportunity 

The Chair of Commercialisation is a new role to facilitate commercialisation development across the new Faculty of Medicine and Health including the schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Health Sciences, and Nursing & Midwifery. Providing academic leadership, the Chair is responsible for identifying and fostering medical and health research, technology and expertise suitable for commercial development.

The Chair of Commercialisation is responsible for building an entrepreneurial culture within the new Faculty of Medicine and Health and providing mentorship and guidance to researchers through the commercialisation process toward optimal translation and commercialisation of the University’s research, technology and expertise. The Chair is also responsible for promoting and facilitating linkages between researchers and industry.

You will work collaboratively with the Faculty Executive Dean, Heads of School and Deans, Faculty research executive groups, the University’s Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships (CDIP) office, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research - Enterprise & Engagement), as well as Faculty-embedded Business Development Manager/s within the new Faculty of Medicine and Health.

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 our campuses, we employ more than 6,000 academic and non-academic staff who support over 60,000 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.

Term and remuneration

The position is offered for a term of five years and may be taken up either full-time or fractional, as negotiated with the successful candidate.

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 29 August 2017 (Sydney time)

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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