Manager, Business Development And Commercialisation

at La Trobe University

  • Join a world-class University City of the Future
  • Full-time, fixed term contract for three years
  • 2 x positions available
  • $111,473 - $118,095 + up to 17% superannuation
  • Located at the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus

About La Trobe

La Trobe University's success is driven by people who are committed to making a difference. They are creative, highly motivated, pursue new ideas and generate knowledge. La Trobe is one of Australia's research leaders, and the largest provider of higher education to regional Victoria. The University has extensive research programs,with all research areas ranked at or above world standard by the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) assessment.

The Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor (Industry Engagement) works collaboratively with researchers to help deliver research and innovation to solve industry and society challenges. At La Trobe we strive to be a Partner of Choice and value collaborations with industry that make a difference, add value and deliver results for business, communities and the environment. The OPVC (IE) enables La Trobe as a Partner of Choice and facilitates the development of strategic collaborations with industry through sponsored research, research collaborations, patent management, licensing, and commercialisation.

About the position

The Manager, Business Development & Commercialisation will work within a small team who contributes to the Office of the PVC (Industry Engagement), to manage and deliver on the business development and commercialisation pipeline from industry research engagement. You will work closely and collaboratively with academics in the Schools and Colleges to identify and build industry relationships to increase industry research income and improve research impact. You will manage and advance opportunities to collaborate with and attract new and existing partners with industry, not for profit organisations and government bodies that align with La Trobe's research capabilities and strengths.

About the candidate

To be successful in this position, you will have demonstrated experience in facilitating research collaborations, as well as linking technical and sector knowledge, market insights and research. Your ability to build and develop key strategic relationships and deliver end-to-end conversion of strategic business development and commercialisation opportunities is paramount. Access to relevant industry networks and demonstrated experience in seeking and securing industry and government support is vital for this position.

Please refer to the Position Description for other duties, skills and experience required for this position.

All La Trobe University employees are bound by the Working with Children Act 2005. If you are successful, you will be required to hold a valid Victorian Employee Working with Children Check prior to commencement.


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How to apply

Closing date: Sunday, 24 November 2019 by 11.00pm AEDST.

Position Enquiries: Dr Megan Fisher, Pro Vice-Chancellor Industry Engagement; +61 3 9479 2070;

Recruitment Enquiries: Deborah Dare, Senior Recruitment Buisness Partner, +61 3 9479 1241 or

Position Description below:

Download File PD - Manager, Business Development & Commercialisation.docx

Please submit an online application ONLY and include the following documents:

  • Cover letter;
  • An up to date resume; and
  • A separate document BRIEFLY addressing each bullet point in the Key Selection Criteria which is located in the position description.

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La Trobe Cultural Qualities: We are Accountable, We are Connected, We are Innovative, We Care

La Trobe University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and respectful working environment for all staff. We offer flexible work arrangements that can assist you in balancing your work and other responsibilities.

La Trobe is proud to be a member of the Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) Athena SWAN program to advance gender equality in academia.

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