Researcher in Management
University of New South Wales

Researcher in Management 

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Work type: full time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Professional Leadership

  • Newly created role focused on developing and closing technology and research & development related business deals.
  • Lead a team of experts specialising in business development, business partnering, contract and collaborative research, consultancy, venture creation, continuing professional development, patents and intellectual property.
  • Join one of the top 20 universities in the world and lead in its achievement of being Australia’s pre-eminent entrepreneurial university.


The position

This new role is responsible for the strategic and operational management of the Business Development & Commercialisation Team in the Division of Research & Enterprise focused on developing and closing technology and Research & Development related business deals including research partnerships (contract, collaborative, consulting) and IP commercialisation (licenses, spinouts/start-ups, Intellectual Property), based on UNSW knowledge and capability.

The Director maintains key relationships with industry and business, UNSW Senior Management, Faculty Executive teams, Legal, key teams in the Division of Research & Enterprise, and Development, while also playing an integral role in ensuring that the University achieves its strategic research translation objectives.

This position reports to the Pro Vice-Chancellor Industry & Innovation (PVCII) and has up to 7 direct reports.


About you:

We are looking for an outstanding leader with extensive demonstrated experience in business development and stakeholder management at a senior leadership level and in motivating a team of professionals to deliver on key performance indicators.

A deal doer with an outstanding track record of achievement in developing and closing technology related business deals including contract and collaborative research, consulting, IP licences, and start-ups.

A proven performer with a proven track record in delivering initiatives and substantive revenue streams, through application of sound business and commercial acumen.

You can draw on a trusted network of national and international contacts in industry, innovation and investment communities in designing and managing strategic initiatives.


Closing date for applications

Midnight 28 August 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time


To apply:

For further information or a confidential discussion regarding this role please contact:

Larry Little on +61 419 208 113 or email:

Vicki Austin on +61 431 007 000 or email:


UNSW is committed to equity diversity and inclusion. Applications from women, people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, those living with disabilities, members of the LGBTIQ+ community; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged. UNSW provides workplace adjustments for people with disability, and access to flexible work options for eligible staff.

The University reserves the right not to proceed with any appointment.


Position Description

Advertised: 04 Aug 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: 28 Aug 2023 AUS Eastern Standard Time

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