Business Development Manager Research


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Townsville, QLD 

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Full Time - Continuing


Research: Other Research Position
Professional: Fundraising, Development and Alumni, Research and Innovation

Job Description:

Join a team driving university impact, through industry-led innovation and research partnerships, developing exciting Intellectual Property and commercialisation opportunities
  • Key position to inspire and connect research of the future
  • Work / life balance with a 36.25-hour week
  • ·Achieve your career goals whilst enjoying a tropical lifestyle
We offer an exciting opportunity for a Business Development Manager Research.   This full-time, continuing appointment can be based at either one of our world class facilities at the JCU Cairns Nguma-bada campus or the JCU Townsville Bebegu Yumba Campus.
What you can accomplish in the Role
The Business Development Manager Research plays a key role within JCU Connect leveraging relationships across relevant industry sectors and government to generate impactful partnerships. Managing a diverse portfolio of clients, you will be instrumental in identifying, evaluating and developing commercial opportunities to help industry innovate, leveraging research capability and helping identify pathways for Commercialisation of IP and spinout of next generation technologies leveraging the JCU Sandpit to Seed fund and other innovation and startup programs.
What you will bring to the Role
A key influencer, you will demonstrate exceptional communication, collaboration, networking and interpersonal skills and enjoy developing close working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including JCU’s research leaders, key professional staff, industry, government and the community.  You will relish the opportunity to use your entrepreneurial knowledge closing technology and R & D related business deals, including licenses, Intellectual Property, spinouts / startups based on JCU capability. You will have a strong work ethic and business acumen as you strive to support innovative and commercially impactful research partnerships for JCU.
Why Cairns?
Experience the unparalleled natural beauty of Cairns, where spectacular reefs, ancient rainforests, rich culture, and an alfresco dining scene blend into one.  The region boasts mild winters, gorgeous beaches, stunning scenery, and is the gateway to the rest of the Tropical North Queensland region, fly directly to Cairns Airport (domestically or internationally) to discover one of Queensland’s most adventurous cities.
Why Townsville?
Bordered by the Coral Sea, the Wet Tropics and the Outback, the Townsville region has a vibrant natural landscape, rich Indigenous history, beautifully preserved Federation architecture, a smattering of islands just off its coast, and a vibrant, progressive dining scene. 
Why JCU?
JCU offers a culturally diverse working environment and prides itself on being dedicated to teaching, learning and research that is not only of high quality, but also delivers practical benefits to the peoples and industries of the region.
We support our people through the provision of:
  • generous superannuation scheme with 17% employer contributions
  • five weeks’ annual recreation leave
  • flexible working arrangements
  • attractive options for salary packaging
  • opportunities for professional and personal growth as well as diverse career opportunities
  • on-campus shopping, cafés, gym, pool and childcare
  • Re-location assistance is negotiable
  • Balance of work and life so you can enjoy a relaxed lifestyle that supports a diverse range of leisure and sporting interests.
How to apply
Visit the Careers JCU website – vacancy reference 17332
Applications close:  14 March 2021



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