Specialist Commercial Manager- Agricultural and Life Sciences

Job no: 504763
Work type: Continuing - Full-time
Campus: Adelaide
Categories: HEO9

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(HEO9) $114,834 to $122,835 per annum plus an employer superannuation contribution of up to 17% may apply

The University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement 2017-2021 will apply to a successful candidate’s employment at the University.  The University recently temporarily varied its Enterprise Agreement.  Please be advised that the salary range, along with other conditions associated with this position, may change in accordance with the variation to the Enterprise Agreement.

Continuing position available

Create reputational benefit and generate economic impact by building, supporting and delivering a world class technology portfolio to industry and investors. 

Innovation & Commercial Partners (ICP) Commercialisation is the technology transfer unit for the University delivering University technologies to the market that create positive impact on society and in turn bring benefit to the University to support its research activities and ongoing innovation.

As an integral part of the Commercialisation team, the Commercial Manager works to create new opportunities for the University in intellectual property, licensing and the generation and support of new spin-out companies, as ways to translate research conducted at the University into the rest of the world. The role aims to generate impact through knowledge transfer and economic development for South Australia and the nation. The Commercial Manager engages with University researchers, industry partners, government stakeholders, regulators, venture capitalists and other funding providers, and assists the Director in managing the University’s intellectual property and equity portfolio.

Agricultural & Life Sciences at the University are interdisciplinary and cross a number of disciplines within the Faculties of Sciences and Health and Medical Sciences. It can include any activity as applied to humans and animals as well as environmental and agricultural sciences.

The position will be based at North Terrace with travel to the agricultural campuses at Waite and Roseworthy.

The role requires a self-starter, with combined experience in business development, commercial negotiation and relationship management, who can effectively scope, assess, market and translate the University’s high-tech intellectual property assets to external partners, to maximise impact from our research.

The Commercial Manager maintains and manages a portfolio, which may cross over into other disciplines based on need and expertise.

To be successful you will need:

  • To take a hands-on approach in a less structured environment to identify potential partners and co-ordinate, deliver to deadline and implement technology commercialisation strategies in a complex multi-stakeholder, multi-priority environment.

  • To be a resilient self-starter, with outstanding interpersonal, communication, influencing and proven contract negotiation and execution skills to effectively drive transactions to deadline as the project team lead.

  • Demonstrated research, analytical and problem solving skills including the provision of advice and recommendations to senior management.

  • Demonstrated experience in management, including leadership, motivation and establishment of a quality service environment.

Enjoy an outstanding career environment

 

The University of Adelaide is a uniquely rewarding workplace. The size, breadth and quality of its education and research programs—including significant industry, government and community collaborations—offers vast scope and opportunity for a long, fulfilling career. It also enables us to attract high-calibre people in all facets of our operations, ensuring staff are surrounded by talented colleagues, many world-leading. Our core values are honesty, respect, fairness, discovery and excellence and our culture is one that welcomes all and embraces diversity. We are firm believers that people are our most valuable asset, so we work to grow and diversify the skills of our staff.

In addition, we offer a wide range of attractive staff benefits. These include: salary packaging; flexible work arrangements; high-quality professional development programs and activities; and an on-campus health clinic, gym and other fitness facilities.

Learn more at: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/jobs/

The Faculty of Sciences is a multidisciplinary hub of cutting-edge teaching and research.

Learn more at: https://sciences.adelaide.edu.au/

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is a world leader in health education and research. We seek to improve health care in Australia and internationally.

Learn more at:  https://health.adelaide.edu.au/

If you want to change tomorrow, act today

Click the link to the online application form below and address and upload your responses to the Selection Criteria. Please ensure your cover letter and selection criteria responses are contained in one document of no more than three pages. Applications close 11:55pm 5 December 2020.

For further information

For a confidential discussion regarding this position, contact:

Ms Kiara Bechta-Metti
Director, Commercialisation
E: kiara.bechta-metti@adelaide.edu.au
T: +61 8313 9296

You will find a full position description and/or selection criteria below: (If no links appear, try viewing on another device)

The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.

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