Commercialisation Manager

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Camperdown, NEW SOUTH WALES
Job Type: FullTime

  • Fantastic opportunity to join the Commercialisation team within DVC Research

  • Full time, 3 year fixed-term contract

  • Base salary $135,820 to $143,310 + 17% Superannuation

  • Flexible working arrangement

About the opportunity
The Commercialisation team within the Office of Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research has an excellent opportunity for a Commercialisation Manager to join their team!
As a Commercialisation Manager,  you will be working with the new Sydney Biomedical Accelerator, a major initiative between the University of Sydney, the NSW State Government and the Sydney Local Health District. You will be responsible for identifying University research, technology, and Intellectual Property (IP) suitable for commercial development and translation within the University and its partners.
With a well-established track record in managing IP and commercialisation of research, you will promote and facilitate linkages between researchers and industry, optimising translation of the University's research, technology, and expertise.
Reporting to the Head of Commercialisation, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work collaboratively with faculty-embedded Business Development Managers to identify IP and potential commercial partners

  • evaluate the commercial potential and help protect IP generated from the University’s research

  • provide high-level support and advice to researchers to develop, protect and effectively leverage their Intellectual Property into commercial products or services

  • develop, review and negotiate commercial arrangements including agreements to license University IP or set up new ventures to commercialise the IP

  • develop partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders

  • work with other parts of the University innovation ecosystem to develop and deliver workshops and training programs for researchers and potential entrepreneurs.

About you
If you're someone with a track record in research commercialisation or excellent business acumen, this would be an excellent opportunity for you!

  • tertiary qualification in Life, Biomedical or Chemical Sciences and/or business

  • experience working in a university or research environment

  • experience in developing commercial agreements and undertaking successful negotiations

  • proven experience in IP identification, customer and market validation, business planning

  • knowledge in intellectual property protection and management

  • experience working in or developing new ventures to commercialise deep tech is highly desirable

  • highly developed relationship management skills and experience in fostering an entrepreneurial culture

  • a thorough understanding of the innovation or commercialisation lifecycle and key issues at different stages

  • able to assess industrial applicability of advanced technology, associated business development and marketing of academic research

  • well-developed network in industry or venture capital community is highly desirable.

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Sponsorship / work rights for Australia
Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.
Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the reasons for the position.
Pre-employment checks
Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all role required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.
EEO statement
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Applications Close

Tuesday 05 December 2023 11:59 PM

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