General Manager, Enabling Programs

The University of Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia
Closing date
Aug 8, 2022

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Defence Trailblazer for Concept to Sovereign Capability integrates existing university, industry and defence research and commercialisation cultures into a unified program, accelerating the generation of sovereign defence capability aligned with the Defence National Manufacturing Priority.

The Defence Trailblazer will see collaboration to solve complex problems and push concepts across the valley of death into manufacturing and dual-use applications. New training pathways, including programs to increase diversity in the sector, will be created.

General Manager, Enabling Programs

This General Manager role will lead researchers and industry partners to lift and strengthen Australia's defence innovation community. This role will be responsible for a wide range of programs aimed at accelerating research translation into sovereign defence manufacturing. Co-designed with industry partners, the enabling programs will include university culture transformation and intellectual property innovation, as well as upskilling and integration initiatives that bring academia and industry closer together.

General Manager, Technology Development and Commercialisation

This General Manager role will oversee five high-priority disruptive defence capability themes that map to the Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030. This will include working closely with research leaders from universities, industry partners, and senior DST Group scientists to accelerate developments in quantum, hypersonics, space, cyber and AI technologies.

The successful candidates will possess extensive experience in commercialisation, innovation, and partnership roles. As well as having strong analytical skills, they will be able to monitor global innovation trends, conduct research, and analyse data. Candidates must possess relevant tertiary qualifications and industry experience, hold Australian citizenship, and hold or be eligible to hold an NV2 security clearance. Attractive salary packages will be negotiated with the successful candidates.

The University of Adelaide and University of New South Wales are both Equal Employment Opportunity employers. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of these positions are strongly encouraged to apply.

Confidential enquiries can be made to Tom Fowles at Morton Philips on +61 8 8210 8510. Applications are welcome in Word format through SEEK.

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The University of Adelaide is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Women and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who meet the requirements of this position are strongly encouraged to apply.


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