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Professional Development Trainer – academic research partnerships & entrepreneurship

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Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Human Resources, Research Administration support

  • Instructional Design|e-learning|Program Design|Delivery|Evaluation
  • Full--time (35 hours week), fixed term contract to November 2022
  • $111,044 - $125,115 + 17% super + annual leave loading

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Director, Knowledge Exchange you’ll deliver existing professional development programs and scope, design, implement and evaluate new training, primarily focussed on UNSW academic staff, to support their capacity to develop and manage research collaboration and partnerships with external organisations (industry, government and community), IP commercialisation and entrepreneurial start-ups.

The current suite of programs includes Research Making Impact, Relationship Networking Program, Project Management for Researchers and Negotiation Strategies and you’ll utilise inclusive engagement approaches and a range of media and hybrid learning options to ensure targeted, flexible and cost-effective solutions and service. Working closely with subject matter experts and development delivery areas from across UNSW, you will build on existing professional development approaches and resources and collaborate with the research training team in the Division of Research and Enterprise.

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 can demonstrate your success delivering targeted, flexible and cost-effective training and professional development programs to a diverse and highly educated audience. 

To apply:  If bridging the gap between researchers and external organisations including industry and government through effective training and professional development to deliver social and economic impact is of interest to you, please submit your application including a CV, Cover Letter and responses to Skills and Experience nominated in the Position Description via the APPLY button.


Shiree Thomas

Talent Acquisition Consultant


T:02 9065 7058

Applications close: 11:55pm, Sunday 30th 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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