• Full time, fixed term position until 30/06/2024
  • Play a leading role in supporting the Sydney Quantum Academy’s industry-academic collaborations
  • Build partnerships and support ecosystem growth
  • $127k - $134k p.a. + 17% superannuation

About the opportunity

As the Manager - Engagement, Industry and Academia, you will be responsible for identifying and developing new collaboration opportunities to build the sustainability of SQA and the local quantum ecosystem. You will work closely with the CEO and our partner universities, ensuring a uniform and coordinated approach to industry, government and academic engagement aligned to SQA expectations.

The Sydney Quantum Academy is an unincorporated joint venture between The University of Sydney, The University of New South Wales, Macquarie University and University of Technology Sydney to establish Sydney (and Australia) as a global destination for talent, investment and innovation in relation to quantum technology and the future quantum economy.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, your key responsibilities will be to:

  • provide subject matter expertise and support to SQA in industry-academic collaboration
  • initiate, design, and deliver strategies, policies and programs relating to the SQA industry-academic partnerships
  • identify funding opportunities and coordinate applications
  • liaise with government to align SQA initiatives with state and national priorities
  • align industry-academic collaborations with other SQA programs and activities -  industry engagement, entrepreneurship and education programs
  • act as a conduit for researchers to collaborate with industry and government
  • in liaison with the Engagement Team, prospect for new engagement opportunities, creating and qualifying collaborations from established partnerships
  • take a leading role in supporting the SQA’s external advisory committee
  • potentially manage one direct report

About you

  • academic qualifications combined with demonstrated leadership experience in a complex, multi-faceted environment (such as a university or research institute)
  • an interest in quantum technology and understanding of some its potential benefits and impacts
  • ability to innovate and build relationships
  • experience partnering with industry, academia and/or government to deliver projects with mutually beneficial outcomes
  • demonstrated understanding of the processes and frameworks for developing and managing partnership programs
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills with sound negotiating and conflict resolution skills
  • financial management experience and literacy, with experience developing budgets and controlling income and expenditure
  • experience preparing proposals or applications for funding will be well regarded

Closing date for applications

11.59pm, Tuesday 1st March 2022

To keep our community safe, please be aware of our COVID safety precautions which form our conditions of entry for all staff, students and visitors coming to campus.

Sponsorship / work rights for Australia

Please note: Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For a continuing position, you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian Permanent Resident.

Australian Temporary Residents currently employed at the University of Sydney may be considered for a fixed term contract for the length of their visa, depending on the requirements of the hiring area and the position.

Pre-employment checks

Your employment is conditional upon the completion of all roles required pre-employment or background checks in terms satisfactory to the University. Similarly, your ongoing employment is conditional upon the satisfactory maintenance of all relevant clearances and background check requirements. If you do not meet these conditions, the University may take any necessary step, including the termination of your employment.

EEO statement

At the University of Sydney, our shared values include diversity and inclusion and we strive to be a place where everyone can thrive. We are committed to creating a University community which reflects the wider community that we serve. We deliver on this commitment through our people and culture programs, as well as key strategies to increase participation and support the careers of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People, women, people living with a disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, and those who identify as LGBTIQ. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

How to apply

Please visit the University of Sydney advertisement to apply.

Include a CV and a Cover Letter that addresses the selection criteria located in the ‘About You’ section of the advertisement.

Applications (including a cover letter explicitly addressing the selection criteria located in the ‘About you’ section of the advertisement, CV, and any additional supporting documentation) can be submitted via the Apply button on the University of Sydney advertisement.

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For a confidential discussion about the role, or if you require reasonable adjustment or support filling out this application, please contact Laura Koefoed, Recruitment Operations, on 02 9036 4495 or by email to laura.koefoed@sydney.edu.au.

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Applications CloseTuesday 01 March 2022 11:59 PM