Research Partnership Manager (Life Sciences)

The University of Queensland

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Position type:

Full time

10 Jan 2019
27 Jan 2019

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Reference number: QUE-506699

Institute for Molecular Bioscience

As one of the world’s leading universities, The University of Queensland (UQ) engages in the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge. UQ’s Institute for Molecular Bioscience is a leading global research institute and is the cornerstone of one of the largest bioscience research precincts in Australia. It is equipped with state-of-the-art research infrastructure including advanced imaging and microarray platforms, high-throughput sequencing, advanced bioinformatics and proteomics – all of which is supported by the Institute’s IT Support team.


The role

The Research Partnership Manager (RPM) is located in the Research Partnerships team and will focus on identifying new partners and opportunities for IMB research, R&D, innovation and broader capability. The RPM will develop and leverage robust external and strategic relationships with relevant industry sectors and government, and use strong internal relationships across the University to generate new research partnerships, support competitive research funding opportunities, negotiate agreements, support knowledge exchange and secure new funding into the IMB. The IMB RPM will need to align with the life sciences sector. 


The person

The successful candidate should have Postgraduate qualifications in business, law, life sciences or a relevant discipline and/or knowledge gained through relevant experience. S/he should have an outstanding track record of achievement in developing and closing research funding opportunities including research partnerships (grant, contract, collaborative, consulting) and a demonstrated ability to achieve substantial revenue targets and key performance indicators. S/he should have a strong understanding of relevant legal/research agreements and be a motivated individual with superior negotiation skills and persuasive communication skills.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.



This is a maternity replacement. For the first 4 months, the role will be full-time and for the remaining 8 months, the role will be part-time 3 days per week at HEW Level 9. 

The remuneration package at HEW9 will be in the range $110,986 - $117,446 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $129,854 - $137,412



To discuss this role please contact Dr Bruce Wyse on

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