Israel Liaison Officer (Parkville)

at University of Melbourne

About the University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne is consistently ranked among the leading universities in the world, holding the number 1 spot in Australia and number 32 among all universities globally (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019). We are globally engaged, renowned for delivering learning & teaching programs, we are deeply connected to business, government and the community through our research and impact, all to achieve and contribute to a better society which helps transform our lives.

About Chancellery Research and Enterprise

The Chancellery Research and Enterprise portfolio is led by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and works across a number of areas including:

  • Research and research training strategy.
  • Research partnerships and collaborations, including industry, government, research
  • organisations and institutes - both domestically and internationally.
  • Research infrastructure, including cross-Faculty, whole-of-University and
  • interdisciplinary research initiatives, including implementation of key Research at
  • Melbourne initiatives.
  • Research performance and impact, including research metrics, research rankings and
  • government-sponsored exercises like Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA).
  • Research systems strategy (how our enterprise systems support the business of
  • research)
  • Research ethics and integrity, including consideration of research misconduct;
  • Enterprise, industry engagement and innovation; and
  • Research capability - including graduate research.

About the role

The Israel Liaison Officer will be responsible for identification and facilitation of strategic partnership opportunities between the Victorian and Israeli biomedical sectors, with a focus on research collaboration and commercialisation. The role will work within Chancellery, and with the Victorian Government's Israel team, to identify and facilitate opportunities to foster greater engagement between the Victorian and Israeli research and enterprise ecosystems, with a focus on biomedical sciences.

Key activities will include identifying and facilitating research partnerships between Victorian and Israeli institutions and/or organisations, promoting events that provide value to Victorian and Israeli stakeholders, and development of a strategy to leverage corporate and philanthropic support.

About you

  • A relevant tertiary qualification and extensive relevant experience or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education and training.

  • Advanced project management skills, particularly for the design and implementation of initiatives and programs.

  • Exceptional inter-personal (verbal and written) communication skills.

  • Established capacity to build and maintain constructive relationships, consult with stakeholders and work through influence and negotiation.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills within a team and autonomously with the ability to negotiate and deliver creative solutions and outcomes.

  • Established ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, synthesise broad data and analyse it at a detailed level to provide a general understanding, and distinguish user requests from the underlying true needs.

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, including strong attention to detail, and the ability to achieve high quality outcomes through observing priorities, instructions and deadlines, whilst managing multiple tasks with minimal supervision.

  • International research experience, inter-cultural training, and understanding of the Israel market. Some proficiency in Hebrew may be useful.

  • Knowledge of Victoria's research capabilities and industry strengths and needs, with a focus on biomedical and related sciences

Please submit a cover letter, CV and document addressing the key selection criteria listed in the position description.

For information to assist you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria, please go to:

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