Thursday, April 30, 2009

bluebox is hiring!

Commercialisation Managers (two full-time positions)
Be part of a small dynamic team in a developing technology commercialisation company.

qutbluebox Pty Ltd (bluebox) is the technology transfer and commercialisation company of Queensland University of Technology. It was established to identify and commercialise promising research outcomes developed at QUT, and works with QUT’s staff and students in all disciplines and across multiple campuses.

We are seeking two highly motivated professionals to build relationships with key researchers, identify new commercialisation opportunities, add value to existing projects and deliver commercial outcomes via IP protection, licensing, proof-of-concept funding and startup companies as appropriate.

Reporting to the General Manager (Life Sciences) or the General Manager (Physical Sciences), you will be responsible for the identification, evaluation and management of research outcomes; internal and external relationship management; development of new business opportunities; development of commercialisation strategies, and education of QUT staff and students regarding intellectual property matters.

These roles will suit dynamic self-starters with the technical and commercial experience and credibility to engage and develop strong relationships with a range of senior internal and external stakeholders. The ability to prioritise and manage concurrent projects and activities is essential.

Minimum requirements:

A PhD or Masters degree in either:
a life sciences discipline, or
an engineering, IT or other scientific discipline
Strong analytical skills and ability to rapidly acquire an understanding of complex subject matter
Experience in managing technology-based projects
Commercial negotiation and business development experience
Excellent communication and relationship building skills
Formal business qualifications or progress towards would be highly regarded.
A competitive salary package, including bonus plan, will be negotiated with the successful applicants.

To apply for either position, please send your CV with a cover letter to: by Monday 11 May 2009.

For further information, please telephone Colin Kinner (GM Physical Sciences) or Dr Nirdosh Puri (GM Life Sciences) on (07) 3138 9420.

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