Business and Innovation Manager

Brisbane, Australia
30 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time


Do you have a strong track record of success in identifying, conceptualising and developing commercial opportunities? Can you scope, pitch and structure commercial research engagements? Are you adept at marshalling resources to create and deliver value-adding knowledge-based products and services to customers?

If so, please join us at Griffith Enterprise, the commercialisation and innovation office of Griffith University.

Griffith University is one of Australia's largest universities. It is research intensive, inclusive, innovative, progressive, deeply engaged in the Asia-pacific region, and absolutely committed to ensuring it contributes to society through strategic engagements that provide solutions for industry, government and community organisations.

Griffith Enterprise helps shape arrangements that meet the needs and solve the problems of these stakeholders through the utilisation of Griffith's extensive and multi-disciplinary know-how, research capabilities and intellectual property.

This is a fixed term (3 years), full time position based at the Nathan campus

The role:

You will be responsible for identifying and developing value-adding opportunities including commercial large-scale research engagements and strategic initiatives that deliver knowledge-based products and services to customers, predominantly from Griffith's schools and institutes in Education and Business. You will play a key role in advancing commercial awareness and skills across the University and, along with key Griffith staff, engaging with customers to help shape strategic partnerships.

The person:

As this is a pivotal and senior role, you will have 5-10 years of experience and a strong track record of success in identifying, conceptualising and developing commercial opportunities from Education and Business based research and teaching assets.

The skill and ability to bring together research, intellectual property and commercial partners is essential. You will need to be a self-starter and team player. You will be given the autonomy and responsibility to make a significant contribution to Griffith Enterprise and the University.

Salary range:

A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated with the successful applicant for this 3 year contract.

Application requirements:

Please ensure your application includes the following:

  • Statement addressing each of the selection criteria in the information pack
  • One page covering letter outlining your suitability for the role
  • Current curriculum vitae/resume which should include:
    • Full name, address, telephone number and email address;
    • Details of education, professional training and qualifications;
    • Employment history, including present position;
    • Name and email contact of three referees.

Obtain the information pack by clicking on the Apply button. You will be redirected to the Griffith University job search page where you will be able to access the information pack.

Previous Applicants need not apply.

Applicants for General Staff positions (non-academic) must have unrestricted work rights.

Applications close at 5pm on the closing date. All applications must be submitted online.

Further information:

For further information about this role, please contact Dr Jens Tampe, Deputy Director, Griffith Enterprise on 0434 315 455 or at

For application queries, please contact Ms Courtney Mullens, Senior Recruitment Advisor on +61 (0) 7 3735 6404.

Closing date: Monday, 19 February 2018 at 5 pm AEST.

Get more information about Griffith Enterprise here:

Please note: We do not accept unsolicited CV's from Recruitment agencies / third parties and we will not be liable or responsible for any fees or costs associated with unsolicited CV's sent directly to Line Managers.