Manager, Commercialisation

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Crawley, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
Deadline: 16 Oct 2022

Industry and Commercial Development

  • Full-time, ongoing appointment   
  • Base salary range: Level 9 $119,390 – $ 126,335 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 Commercialisation, work closely with researchers and internal stakeholders to identify, protect, develop and commercialise intellectual property created at the university and to identify and engage with potential industry partners and investors with a view to developing commercial plans, creating partnerships and delivering research impact.

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate :

  • Postgraduate qualification in a physical science or engineering or related discipline
  • Demonstrated relevant commercial experience in industry
  • Knowledge of funding programs and investment available to facilitate commercialisation and industry development is desirable
  • Understanding of the research process, technology transfer, IP management and commercialisation as conducted in Australian universities is desirable
  • Experience with start-up companies and or investment portfolio management is desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills for effective negotiation, stakeholder engagement and communication with senior decision makers
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative, problem solve and work productively as part of a team
  • Excellent report writing and analytical skills

About your application

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description:  Position Description - Manager Commercialisation.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 Samantha Tough on 0418 901020

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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