Commercialisation Officer

Updated: 8 days ago
Location: Darlington, SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Job Type: FullTime

  • Fantastic opportunity to join one of the University’s high-performing teams in DVC Research

  • Full-time, continuing position

  • Base Salary $100,032 to $108,979 + 17% Superannuation

About the opportunity

As a Commercialisation Officer, you will assist in the development of commercial opportunities for University research, technology and related agreements between the University and other organisations.

You will have the opportunity to liaise with the University’s Research Community and the corporate and public sectors to proactively develop commercialisation prospects for the University of Sydney.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • work within a tight-knit team of 13, reporting to a Commercialisation Leader for the Faculty of Medicine & Health

  • prepare preliminary due diligence evaluations for new invention disclosures, using a supported and proven framework

  • support commercialisation projects through market and competitor analysis, finding comparable deals, preparing technology marketing flyers, investor opportunity disclosures and identifying potential licensees 

  • analyse technical and scientific literature and reports and research budgets

  • ensure that project files and relevant databases are kept up to date in line with protocol and policies

  • undertake appropriate administrative duties required of working within a university environment.

About you

If you are driven, organised, have a commercial mindset and are able to support a large and varied portfolio of commercialisation projects, you are who we are looking for.  

  • PhD qualifications Medicine and/or relative work experience in the is highly desirable

  • ability to foster an entrepreneurial culture and build partnerships between the research, business and government communities

  • high level of oral and written communication skills and ability to manage competing demands

  • ability to review, develop and negotiate legal contracts to protect the University from liability

  • understanding of intellectual property protection and management

  • ability to identify capabilities and resources within the faculties, develop commercial plans and markets for identified services.

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

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 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 

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People , women , people living with a disability , people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds , and those who identify as LGBTIQ . We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. 

How to apply

Applications (including a cover letter, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button at the top of the page.

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