Business Development Manager, Medicine

Sydney, Australia
12 Jun 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships (CDIP)
DVC Research

  • Opportunity to be responsible for identifying new engagement opportunities both locally and internationally within the faculty of Medicine and Health
  • Full-time fixed term for 2 years
  • Base salary $117Kp.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation benefits

About the opportunity 

The Business Development Manager (BDM) will be responsible for identifying new engagement opportunities both locally and internationally within the Faculty of Medicine and Health, building on existing relationships with industry, other government and non-government organisations, including identifying opportunities for commercialisation of university generated intellectual property (IP) and identifying and coordinating opportunities for within faculty and University-wide cross-faculty collaboration. 

In this position, you will:

  • identify and implement strategies that will enhance commercialisation of medical research through industry partnerships
  • promote and facilitate engagement between researchers and industry, in collaboration with CDIP
  • support the creation of and fostering of an entrepreneurial culture across the University
  • identify, foster and maintain new and existing industrial partnerships.

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 - Medicine who possesses:

  • appropriate academic qualification and/or extensive equivalent relevant experience in the Biotechnology/Medical industry
  • broad understanding of IP protection and management
  • knowledge of current funding sources in the medical/life-science sector with an emphasis on industry and community engagement (e.g. NHMRC, ARC Linkage and CRC-P programs)
  • demonstrated conceptual, analytical and report writing skills related to partnership development.

About us

Commercial Development & Industry Partnerships (CDIP), as part of the Deputy Vice Chancellor Research (DVCR) Portfolio, is the commercial arm of the University responsible for the identification, protection and commercialisation of IP developed at the University. Its mission is to promote the technology, innovation and expertise generated by the University for social and economic impacts, proactively facilitate the interactions between researchers, industry and public sector and CDIP is committed to understand and find creative solutions to the special needs of each of these sectors.

CDIP is committed to excellence, to explore new ways of commercialising science, to efficient and effective operation at the highest standards in the industry.

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 more than 6,000 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.

How to apply

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.

Please note: visa sponsorship is not available for this position

Closing date: 11:30pm Tuesday 26th June 2018

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.

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