Business Development Manager - FASS

Sydney, Australia
01 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
14 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Maternity Cover
Full Time

DVC Research

  • Join an organisation that encourages progressive thinking
  • Be valued for your exceptional knowledge and experience in identifying Business Development Opportunities
  • Maternity Leave Replacement, 13 months, Camperdown/Darlington Campus

About the opportunity 

Working within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), the Business Development Manager will work within the faculties and be responsible for leading faculty efforts in identifying new engagement opportunities with potential partners located both locally and internationally. 

Reporting to the Director CDIP, the BDM will build on existing relationships with industry and other non-government organisations, including identifying opportunities for commercialization of university-generated intellectual property and identifying and coordinating opportunities for University-wide cross-faculty collaboration.  

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 Business Development Manager - FASS who possesses demonstrated expertise in:

  • Ability to develop strategies to perceive and capitalise on new opportunities to find and grow industry and end-user partnerships to develop and commercialise research
  • Ability to foster an entrepreneurial culture and build partnerships between the research, business and government communities
  • Evaluation of commercial opportunities from research or technology developments.
  • Working in industry or a university or research organisation, commercial office or company in a sales/business environment.

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 over 6000 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.

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: 5pm 14 August 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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