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Business Manager – Research Management

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Business Development / Industry Engagement

Why your role matters

  • Join a Go8 university that’s globally recognised for making an impact
  • $109,944 - $123,876 + 17% superannuation + annual leave loading
  • Full-time (35 hrs week), 2-year fixed term contract (with a possibility to extend) 

The Business Manager (Torch Innovation Precinct) supports the Head of Torch in organising, attending and following up industry delegations and UNSW research roadshow events that help build and develop industry partnerships. You’ll also oversee existing and new Torch research projects ensuring milestones and deliverables are met on time and manage partner relationships. This position is required to deal directly with and/or work closely with UNSW researchers, the contracts team and other internal stakeholders, external industry organisations and Australia/China government and non-government funding bodies at the state, national and international level.

The Organisation

The UNSW Torch Innovation Precinct is a high priority initiative under the UNSW 2025 strategy. It will bring together industry, SMEs, entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers from Australia, China and beyond and will be a premier destination for research and industry collaboration. The Precinct will be a phased development over 10 years consisting of securing more than A$100M in knowledge exchange income from industry partners that can benefit Australian and global communities.

UNSW isn’t like other places you’ve worked. Yes, we’re a large organisation with a diverse and talented community; a community doing extraordinary things. But what makes us different isn’t only what we do, it’s how we do it. Together, we are driven to be thoughtful, practical, and purposeful in all we do. Taking this combined approach is what makes our work matter. It’s the reason we’re Australia’s number one university for impact and among the nation’s Top 20 employers. And it’s why we come to campus each day. 

Who you are

You have relevant tertiary qualification/s with demonstrated experience in research management and industry relationships. Research commercialisation experience in the field of clean technologies (zero emissions) and familiarity with UNSW research capabilities is highly desirable. Chinese language and interpreting skills are also essential.  For a full description of all Skills and Experience required, please review the Position Description.

To Apply: If supporting research collaborations with Chinese industry partners is of interest to you, please submit your CV and Cover Letter (including responses to Skills and Experience required in the Position Description) via the APPLY button.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55pm, Sunday 31st October 2021

UNSW aspires to be the exemplar Australian university and employer of choice for people from diverse backgrounds. UNSW aims to ensure equality in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity or Indigenous heritage. We encourage everyone who meets the selection criteria to apply.

UNSW partners with Australia’s leading diversity organisations, networks, and campaigns. Please refer to UNSW’s diversity offerings for further information on our flexible work and leave options, and support for carers (childcare, parent rooms, parental leave).


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