Research Partnerships Manager, Life Sciences

Brisbane, Australia
12 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
25 Mar 2018
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Full Time

Institute for Molecular Bioscience, University of Queensland

As one of the world’s leading universities, The University of Queensland (UQ) engages in the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience is a leading global research institute and is the cornerstone of one of the largest bioscience research precincts in Australia. It is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure including advanced imaging and microarray platforms, high-throughput sequencing, advanced bioinformatics and proteomics – all of which is supported by the Institute’s IT Support team.

The Research Partnership Manager (RPM) is located in the Research Partnerships team and will focus on identifying new partners and opportunities for IMB research, R&D, innovation and broader capability. The RPM will develop and leverage robust external and strategic relationships with relevant industry sectors and government, and use strong internal relationships across the University to generate new research partnerships, support competitive research funding opportunities, negotiate agreements, support knowledge exchange and secure new funding into the IMB. The IMB RPM will need to align with the life sciences sector. 

The successful candidate should have Postgraduate qualifications in business, law, life sciences or a relevant discipline and/or knowledge gained through relevant experience. S/he should have an outstanding track record of achievement in developing and closing research funding opportunities including research partnerships (grant, contract, collaborative, consulting) and a demonstrated ability to achieve substantial revenue targets and key performance indicators. S/he should have a strong understanding of relevant legal/research agreements and be a motivated individual with superior negotiation skills and persuasive communication skills.

The position is a full-time, continuing HEW level 9 role. The remuneration package will be in the range of $108,810.13 - $115,144.01 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $139,263.91 - $147,370.51 p.a.).

If you have any questions about the position or the application process, please contact Dr Jodi Clyde-Smith on +61 7 3346 2117 or or Mr Joe McLean at

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To apply for this role please click on the 'Apply Now' button. Please ensure you submit a cover letter, current CV, and a statement addressing the selection criteria in the Position Description.

Applications will close on Sunday, 25 March 2018.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion. Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.