Senior Associate in Business Development

Monash University

Senior Associate, Business Development

Job No.: 638259

Location: Parkville campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 3-year fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: $105,204 - $116,128 pa HEW Level 08 (plus 17% employer superannuation)

  • Be inspired, every day
  • Enjoy the freedom to discover something new
  • Take your career in exciting, rewarding directions

There’s a certain feeling you get from working at Monash University. It’s the feeling that you’re a part of something special. Something significant. So if you’re looking for the next chapter in your career, it’s here. You’ll be given the opportunity to challenge yourself, build on your skills, and make a significant contribution to a workplace that’s filled with energetic and inspiring people. Talent thrives here – and so do truly satisfying careers.

Monash University strongly advocates diversity, equality, fairness and openness. We fully support the gender equity principles of the Athena SWAN Charter and invite you to join us in celebrating women in STEMM.

The Opportunity

If you are interested in joining a highly successful Faculty, based at our beautiful campus in Parkville across from Royal Park, and enjoying the benefits of working in a top 100 University, then we look forward to hearing from you! You will also have the exciting opportunity to develop your skills by joining the world's #1 ranked Faculty in Pharmacy and Pharmacology (QS Rankings 2022).

The Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) is Australia’s largest, most experienced and successful group of pharmaceutical scientists. MIPS has strong partnerships with industry leaders, including the global drug companies such as Johnson and Johnson, Servier and Takeda, and attracts substantial support from industry, government and funding agencies such as ARC, NHMRC, Victorian State Government, the National Institutes of Health in the US, the World Health Organisation (WHO), and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Senior Associate, Business Development to join the Faculty Office within the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to support engagement and business development with industry and government networks to generate income and achieve “impact from innovation” through the research outcomes and capabilities of the Faculty. Working closely with the Senior Business Development Manager, you will support the faculty operation in identifying, engaging, and developing partnership opportunities between the industry and the University (in particular MIPS within the Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), including substantial contract management activities.

This can include:

  • Fostering productive relationships with the corporate sector to create strategic R&D opportunities
  • Utilising robust and reliable costing models to prepare accurate data for contracts under the University costing policy
  • Developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Working with the Business Development Manager and Monash Innovation on various strategic developments whereby marketing and licensing tactics can be identified and implemented
  • Maintaining and developing networks and links into the industry, the investment community, and relevant government authorities

This position is suited to a highly motivated individual who holds a postgraduate qualification, or currently progressing towards a postgraduate qualification, with extensive relevant experience; or extensive experience and management expertise; or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and/or education/training. Additionally, the successful candidate will ideally have experience working in a university or other academic research environment. A strong knowledge of business development, contract negotiations, and intellectual property management and licensing will be essential to this role.

If this sounds like a position that suits your current career focus we look forward to hearing from you.

This role is a full-time position; however, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated.

At Monash University, we are committed to being a Child Safe organisation. This position will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to How to apply for Monash Jobs.


Professor Christopher Porter, Director, Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,

Position Description

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Sunday 21 August 2022, 11:55 pm AEST

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