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Research Partnerships Manager

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Area:Faculty Of Engineering, Architecture & Info Tech
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 09 ($108,810.14 - $115,144.01)
Work type:Full Time - Continuing
Location: St Lucia

Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

The successful appointee will support the University's industry outreach and partnerships including contract management across all types of research agreements within the Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology. The Faculty has a strong focus on the commercialisation of its research outcomes as products and services, by way of collaborative research, licensing and spin off companies. With an annual research budget of $48 million, our researchers pursue global challenges to develop breakthrough technologies that help to improve communities, inspire industry and safeguard our planet. From technologies such as novel hydrogen storage and next generation polymers, to biomedical engineering and mining safety, our research is at the cutting edge.

The role

The key objective of this position will be to build and maintain effective and productive interaction with industry partners as they seek to engage with the University. The position will work closely with the Faculty Associate Dean Research, members of the Faculty Research Office and researchers in the management of contracts and agreements, and in supporting broader business development and industry engagement. The position will also be expected to develop close working relationships with related areas of research management in the University including Research Management Office and Research Partnerships Office (including Research Legal), and the University‚Äôs main commercialisation company, UniQuest Pty Ltd.

The person

Applicants must have Postgraduate qualifications and extensive contract management experience (preferably in the tertiary education or research sectors) or an undergraduate degree, extensive contract management experience, proven management expertise and other relevant education/training.  Demonstrated skills in research contract administration and management is essential, as is the capacity to successfully engage with industry partners and undertake contract research negotiation.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion.

Applications are particularly encouraged from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. For further information please contact our Australian Indigenous Employment Coordinator at:  

Applications are also encouraged from women.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 9. The remuneration package will be in the range $108,810 - $115,144 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $127,307 - $134,718 p.a.).

Position Description

Download File POSITION DESCRIPTION - Research Partnership Manager.pdf


To discuss this role please contact either Prof. Stuart Crozier on +61 73365 7098 or Mr Ian Harris 3365 3559, or email

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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