Director, Research Partnerships

Brisbane, Australia
02 Dec 2017
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30 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

For more than a century, The University of Queensland has educated and worked with outstanding people to create positive change for society. UQ research has global impact and is delivered by an interdisciplinary community of researchers. 

The University maintains a world-class, comprehensive program of research and research training. We aim for international standards of excellence across the spectrum of research, from fundamental, curiosity-driven work that builds the stock of knowledge and leads to new research questions to applied research and innovation with direct applications to industry and communities. The extent to which we succeed is evident from the quality and impact of our research.

The role

The Director, Research Partnerships is responsible for the operational management of the Office of Research Partnerships. The Director will provide strategic support for industry-facing funding schemes, for leveraging Government funding opportunities and for liaison with UQ staff, and offices in industry, Government, research and health institutions across Australia and internationally. The Director will ensure that UQ is operationally well positioned to adapt to changes in the policy environment that affect partnerships.  It is the administrative lead for managing key aspects of partnerships such as approvals of contracts and liaising with counterparts in other organisations.

The person

Applicants require demonstrated knowledge of the processes and frameworks for developing and managing strong research partnership programs, as well as the research funding environment and the related risk profile, of a comprehensive research-intensive university. A track record of establishing and maintaining networks across the sector and with related funding agencies is vital for success in the role.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.  Applications are particularly encouraged from women and from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for five (5) years at HEW Level 10A.  The remuneration package will be in the range $123,883 – $165,313 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17%

Information Booklet



Applications should include a full curriculum vitae and a statement briefly addressing the selection criteria. Applicants should provide the names and contact details of at least three potential referees. These referees need not be approached in advance, as they will not be contacted without the prior consent of the applicant.

If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Professor Mohan Krishnamoorthy on +61 7 3365 3609 or at

The University reserves the right to fill the position by invitation at any time. For information on completing the application process click here.

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