Commercial Development Officer

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 16 Oct 2022

Office of Industry and Commercial Development

  • Two full-time, ongoing appointments available  
  • Base salary range: Level 7 $ 92,679 – $102,830 p.a. plus 17% superannuation

The University of Western Australia is a recognised top 100 University with a strong standing globally in the research it supports. UWA recognises the value of the intellectual property created in its significant research capability and is building strength in its commercialisation and commercial development team within the Office of Industry and Commercial Development. If you have an interest in creating value from intellectual property and stewarding that through to patents, spinouts, licencing and industry supported research projects, then we encourage you to come and be part of this journey at UWA. With the recognition from federal and state governments on the value to Australia of commercialised IP from the university sector, there has never been a better time to bring your skills and experience and join the Office of Industry and Commercial Development at UWA

About the team

The UWA Office of Industry and Commercial Development (OICD) under the leadership of the Pro Vice Chancellor (industry and Commercial) leads the development of research relationships with industry and government partners that materially benefit the financial position and reputation of the University.

The division supports the University’s objectives in the identification and co-ordination of business development and commercialisation for the University across a diverse portfolio including agriculture, health and medicine, defence, space, oceans, data, energy and resources.

About the opportunity

As the appointee you will, under broad direction and reporting directly to the Associate Director, play a significant role in supporting a portfolio of industry engagement and commercial development opportunities and projects from identification, initiation, implementation, and review to close.

You will establish relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and use project management and influencing skills to help ensure projects are delivered in a timely manner.

You will provide support and assistance to the team in opportunity identification, project planning, project delivery, proposal / presentation drafting and data analysis.

You will work collaboratively with colleagues across UWA and the OICD to support the portfolio’s growth in research partnerships and commercialisation priorities.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate :

  • Relevant tertiary qualification or demonstrated equivalent competency
  • Extensive business development skills and commercial acumen with the ability to identify research and commercial growth opportunities
  • Experience with business development within a research intensive university will be highly regarded but not essential
  • Demonstrated experience in research and analysis as well as the preparation of reports and presentations.
  • Experience with contract administration
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and negotiation skills and the ability to manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and organisational skills to effectively plan, implement, and monitor multiple projects
  • Proficiency in a range of computing skills such as word processing, presentation development, spreadsheets and databases, as well as use of the internet and email
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively in a team environment

Note: Occasional interstate travel may be required

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description - Commercial Development Officer.docx

The content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Sunday 16 October 2022

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Rob Shannon on 0431 757 661 or Paul Colllings on 0424 777 111.

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details : Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

UWA is investing heavily in this area as it is a priority for the University. Please see our jobs board for additional vacancies within the team that you may wish to consider.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity

UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace.  We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution.  We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have a globally competitive, gender neutral parental leave policy with 26 weeks paid leave after 12 months service and 36 weeks after 5 years.
  • We have on-campus childcare facilities for child 6 weeks to kindy.
  • We facilitate flexible working, with part-time and job-sharing arrangements considered.
  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity. 

Should you have any queries relating to your application, please contact the individual named in the advertisement. Alternatively, contact the Talent team at talent-hr@uwa.edu.au with details of your query. To enable a quick response, please include the 6-digit job reference number and a member of the team will respond to your enquiry.


Advertised:30 Sep 2022 W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close:16 Oct 2022 11:55 PM W. Australia Standard Time


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