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Business Development Associate – Research Commercialisation/Life Sciences

Apply now Job no: 505060
Work type: Part-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Business Development / Industry Engagement

The Opportunity

  • Multidisciplinary environment at the intersection of health, medicine, technology, business, and law
  • Highly collaborative and supportive team of professionals with diverse backgrounds and networks
  • Part-time (0.8FTE, 4 days week), fixed-term contract from February to September 2022
  • $99,338 - $125,115 (depending on experience) + 17% super + leave loading, pro-rata 

Reporting to the Senior Business Development Manage, Life Sciences, you’ll work closely with Business Development team to support the identification and validation of KE and commercialisation opportunities; profile UNSW capabilities and technologies with the greatest potential to generate a return; identifying and engaging potential external partners, and structuring, negotiating, and closing deals.

The Organisation

The Business Development Team, within Knowledge Exchange is focused on developing and closing technology and R&D 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 team is comprised of a diverse range of sector expertise to facilitate the attainment of the University’s knowledge exchange goals. These sectors are broadly grouped under Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering and Social Sciences.

About the successful applicant:

You have a relevant tertiary qualification and or work experience, as well as:

  • Knowledge and experience in identification and management of new technology, IP and commercialisation
  • Marketing and promoting new technologies
  • Relevant networks and experience in engaging with industry and external stakeholders
  • Collaboration on initiatives with a range of people at different levels within an organisation
  • Work effectively with minimal supervision, including setting workflow and priorities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Level 8 (in addition to above)

  • Structuring and delivering IP/commercialisation, and research engagements and transactions
  • Identifying and securing patent protection
  • Managing a range of stakeholders to deliver outcomes 

To apply:  If supporting Life Sciences business deals including research partnerships and IP commercialisation is of interest to you, please submit your Cover Letter, CV and Responses to Skills and Experience required (nominated in the Position Description) via the APPLY button.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T:02 9065 7058

Applications close: 11:55pm, Wednesday 26th January 2022

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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