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Job Description

The Manager, Industry Engagement (Agricultural
Sciences and Bioeconomy) plays a key role in
linking industry to QUT researchers and
establishing long-term mutually beneficial

Working closely with the research community and
senior research management within the Centre
for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy (CAB) and
associated faculties, research centres and other
relevant areas across QUT, the incumbent will be
instrumental in fostering industry partnerships
and commercialising technologies for agricultural
and bioeconomy applications.

This position will contribute to QUT’s industry
engagement goals and KPIs, as determined by
the Executive Director, Industry Engagement in
consultation with key stakeholders.

The incumbent reports to the Director, Industry
Engagement (Science and Engineering) for
supervision, workload management and for
Performance Planning and Review (PPR).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identify and establish partnering
opportunities with Australian and
international industry, government and peak
bodies in private and public sectors including
the agricultural and bioeconomy sectors to
create university and partner value.
  • Play a key role in the negotiation and
formalisation licensing agreements, and the
establishment of University spinout
  • Work with researchers/research teams to
raise research funding from, and build
productive and sustainable relationships with
industry, not-for-profit organisations,
investors, or government agencies.
  • Work effectively with the Office of Research
Services to ensure highly effective
stewardship from initial enquiry through to
formal contractual engagement and post-
contractual relationship management.
  • Work effectively with key internal
stakeholders to identify opportunities,
support relevant initiatives, follow-up on
business leads, and support the
establishment of long-term external
  • Manage and maintain relationships with
partners to ensure a high level of satisfaction
and long-term engagement.
  • Represent QUT at key industry and
government fora.
  • Deliver to QUT’s external research income
  • Provide policy strategic advice to senior
leaders and academic staff in relation to
contract research and consultancies
including budget, procurement policy,
indemnity, insurance and liability.
  • Assist in the delivery of education programs
to evolve business development and
knowledge transfer culture across QUT.
  • Evaluate and manage risks to the University
through good management practices, and
communication of contractual matters.
  • Compliance with health and safety policies,
procedures, hazard reporting and safe work

To ensure job flexibility the successful appointee
may be required to:

  • perform any other duties as nominated by
the University consistent with the relevant
classification descriptors detailed in the
Enterprise Agreement. Staff undertaking any
new duties will receive training;
  • participate in job rotation or multiskilling in
consultation with their supervisor;
  • work across campuses

Type of appointment
Appointment will be offered on an ongoing, full-
time basis.

Gardens Point campus with frequent travel to
Kelvin Grove Campus and other QUT locations.

Selection Criteria
1. Completion of a postgraduate qualification in

a relevant discipline area or an equivalent
combination of education, training and/or

2. Proven track record in establishing and
maintaining long-term industry relationships
and commercialisation activities across a
related range of disciplines and activities.

3. Demonstrated ability in building strong and
beneficial global partnerships, which

enhance the university’s reputation.
4. Demonstrated experience or exposure to

legal contracts and agreements with
demonstrated understanding of commercial
and Intellectual Property issues.

5. Demonstrated ability to identify funding
opportunities and to build relationships with
researchers and industry to meet research
income targets.

6. Proven analytical and problem solving skills
including the interpretation of policy,
compliance, legislative and regulatory
documents with an ability to balance the
requirements of these with organisational

7. Outstanding communication and
interpersonal skills to effectively influence
and work collaboratively with a wide range of

Remuneration and Benefits
The classification for this position is Higher
Education Worker Level 10 (HEW10) which has
an annual remuneration range of $150,440 to
$168,264 pa. Which is inclusive of an annual
salary range of $127,124 to $142,185 pa, 17%
superannuation and 17.5% recreation leave

In July 2020 QUT staff voted in favour of a
variation to its Enterprise Agreements. The
variations were approved by the Fair Work
Commission in August 2020.

The variation impacts leave loading (for new staff
no loading will be paid or accrued during the
period the variation is in effect), salary increases
(the salary increase which was due to occur in
the first full pay period of December 2020 has
been deferred until the first full pay period of
December 2021) and superannuation
(superannuation will be paid to staff as though
the salary increase which would have been paid
in December 2020 has taken effect and, subject
to the rules of the superannuation fund, a defined
benefit member will continue to make
contributions in alignment with the contributions
made by the University). A link to the variation is

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment, a
career at QUT brings a broad range of tangible
benefits. With competitive remuneration including
superannuation, the University offers real and
generous benefits.
QUT is a high quality and flexible organisation
that is proud of its excellent employment

conditions which include but are not limited to:

  • Reduced working year scheme
  • Parental leave provisions
  • Study support encompassing leave and
financial assistance
  • Comprehensive professional development
  • Salary Packaging

Further benefits can be found at the Working at
QUT page.

Information for applicants
This is a full-time position that will require
significant participation in events outside of
normal working hours.

This position is open to current staff members of
QUT who have ongoing full-time work rights in
Australia. In support of our strategic priority of
Indigenous Australian success, Aboriginal
Australians and Torres Strait Islander people who
are not QUT staff are also eligible and
encouraged to apply.

Applicants who reach the final stage of the
selection process will be expected to undergo a
check of their criminal history. Those matters
which do not have an impact on the inherent
requirements of the position will not be taken into
consideration. Applicants will be provided with an
opportunity to discuss the outcome of the check
before a decision on appointment is made.

For further information about the position, please
contact Ali Buchberger, Director, Industry
Engagement (Science and Engineering) on (07)
3138 7629; or for further information about
working at QUT contact Human Resources on
(07) 3138 5000.

Candidates who are interested in the position are
encouraged to apply even though they may feel
they are not strong on individual selection criteria.

In assessing merit, the panel will take into
consideration “performance or achievement
relative to opportunity”. We recognise that many
staff today have a range of personal
circumstances, and career histories that
challenge traditional ideas of an academic staff
member. This may mean, for example,
prioritising the quality of achievement rather than
the quantity, as considerations of part-time
employment, career interruptions and significant
periods of leave are taken into account when
assessing performance or achievement.

How to Apply
For further information and to apply, please
visit for reference number

When applying for this position please include:

  • an initial vision/key priorities statement for
the role (max: 1 page);
  • an application demonstrating your suitability
for the position in line with the key selection
criteria (max: 2 pages);
  • a summary CV including your key
achievements relating to industry
engagement in this type of environment.
(max: 3 pages).

Applications close 9 January 2022

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