Business Development Manager, Innovation job with UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG

  • Fixed Term, full-time appointment (until November 30, 2023)
  • Level 8/9, $105,767 to $131,225 +17% superannuation

We have an exciting opportunity to work within a dynamic and flexible team in the University focused on growing the opportunities for commercial research and commercialization of the University’s intellectual property.

As a Business Development Manager – Innovation (BDM-I) you will provide strategic and technical support for Innovation and Commercial Research (ICR) Unit activities. With the management responsibility of two support staff, you will provide strategic advice on commercialization (including intellectual property and commercialization matters) and business development related to industry research to stakeholders in the University. You will also seek and develop industry research and commercialization related business opportunities for UOW.

Working with other University stakeholders, Industry, and Government you will develop various initiatives and, with colleagues, will be responsible for the strategic development and maintenance of the University IP Portfolio working with University and Industry stakeholders. In this role you will also be a member of the Technology Transfer Committee.

Your extensive experience in two or more of the following: Industry R&D; Commercialisation; Technology Transfer; Intellectual Property; Business Development; Sales and Marketing combined with your excellent relationship building skills and the ability to negotiate the details of agreements involving intellectual property or commercialization will be key to your success in this role.

You will be prompted to respond to a selection criteria questionnaire as part of the application process. For further information about this position, please contact George Tomka, Senior Industry Research Manager on + 61 2 4221 4431.

Closing Date: Tuesday August 16, 11:59 PM

The University of Wollongong is committed to workplace equity, diversity and inclusion. We value and acknowledge the importance of our people’s diverse experiences, talents and cultures that they bring to work with them each day. Embracing diversity and creating inclusion is a key component of attracting and retaining talent in our workforce. The creation of a diverse and inclusive workforce is central to our ability to unlock potential, enhance our success and achieve our vision of being in the Top 1% of universities globally.


The University of Wollongong was born with a mission to transform our region: to educate and empower the people of the Illawarra. Our commitment to a better future has shaped our direction and impact since our inception.

Over the years, we have grown to be a global diverse and inclusive civic university, working to solve global challenges and promoting harmony and social cohesion. We are proud to be a globally recognized and respected university, opening doors for our students, staff and partners.


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