Senior Commercialisation Manager

Nathan, Australia
28 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
23 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you passionate about making a positive difference to our world through delivering knowledge-based products and services for or with industry and government?

Come join us at Griffith Enterprise, Griffith University's dedicated office for business and government engagements, innovations and new ventures.

The opportunity

As a new member of the senior management team of Griffith Enterprise you will work with a highly skilled team of Business Innovation Managers to secure and successfully close business deals with external organisations that result in profitable and sustainable revenue flows through to the University with special emphasis on technology transfer activities. As a senior manager, you will be given the autonomy and responsibility to make a significant contribution to Griffith Enterprise and the University.

This is a fixed term (5 year) full time opportunity based at the Nathan campus.

About you

For this pivotal and senior role, you have a strong track-record of success in identifying, conceptualising and developing commercial opportunities from a broad range of academic research and teaching assets. You will also have a proven track-record in effectively leading and managing the performance and capability of a professional multidisciplinary team. The skill and ability to bring together research, intellectual property and commercial partners is essential. Importantly, you are experienced in the strategic management of an intellectual property portfolio.

Salary range

An attractive and competitive salary is available for the successful candidate, which can be packaged to include benefits such as a motor vehicle, parking, allowances and flight club membership. The salary package will include a 17% employer superannuation contribution (but can also be taken at 9.5% or 12.75%).

How to apply

Please submit your application online and ensure your application includes the following:

  • A statement addressing selection criteria outlined in the information pack
  • 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 and details of relevant professional, consulting or industry experience;
    • Research interests and list of publications;
    • Research grants awarded and any other relevant information, such as offices held in professional bodies, community services etc.
    • Names and contact details of at least three potential referees (no contact will be made without your permission).

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 pack.

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

About Griffith University

At Griffith University, our mission, our people, our approach and practices are nothing short of remarkable.

We are known for our high impact research, outstanding student experience, our commitment to social justice and our welcoming environment. We are proud of our remarkable achievements, of our people and their passion for making a positive difference. Together we contribute to the development of knowledge and learning in an attractive environment which values excellence, equity, diversity, and innovation.

At Griffith University, we have a culture that will challenge you to be curious, creative and courageous. We support the professional and personal development of all our employees and invest in the skills of our people.

Griffith University values diversity, inclusion and flexibility and we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and people of all backgrounds to apply. Griffith's strategic goals are to also increase the proportion of women in senior academic and administrative roles and in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM).

Further information

For further information about this role, please contact Mr Nicholas Mathiou, Director, Griffith Enterprise on +61 (0) 7 3735 5514 or at

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

Closing date: Monday, 23 April 2018 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.