Research Partnerships Manager

Feb 07, 2019
Feb 25, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at The University of Queensland

Organisational Environment

The Faculty of Business, Economics and Law (BEL) incorporates three schools - UQ Business School, the School of Economics and the TC Beirne School of Law - and two research centres - the Australian Institute for Business and Economics (AIBE) and the Centre for the Business and Economics of Health (CBEH).

With more than 450 staff and 12,000 enrolled students, including 5600 international students, the BEL Faculty is UQ's largest.

The Faculty offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the St Lucia campus. It also operates UQ Brisbane City, the University's newest site in the heart of the Brisbane CBD. Home to students and professionals from select postgraduate programs and UQ Executive Education courses, UQ Brisbane City is a unique space where students, alumni, industry and government can create, connect and innovate.

The Faculty's high-achieving students are taught by leaders in their fields, many of whom are renowned researchers and consultants to companies around the globe. Students can also connect with the Faculty's award-winning Student Employability Team to increase their employability, access opportunities and manage their careers.

The Faculty boasts a global, tight-knit alumni network of more than 67,000. BEL alumni hold leadership positions in the private sector, in government and with not-for-profit organisations worldwide.

To learn more about the BEL Faculty, please visit

Information for Prospective Staff

Information about life at UQ including staff benefits, relocation and UQ campuses is available at

The Person

The ideal candidate will have undergraduate or postgraduate qualifications, in conjunction with extensive contract management experience (preferably in the tertiary education sector). You'll demonstrate a high level of written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills with the ability to organise priorities autonomously. Subsequently, the ideal candidate will also have a background in managing projects and assimilating new knowledge into daily practices.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.  

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

Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to 

The Role

The successful candidate will be the first point of contact for research contract management within the faculty, end to end (from negotiation to execution), plus guiding stakeholders in the process of identifying grants and industry links. They'll be a key player in the liaison, negotiation and relationship management with industry partners. A key to success will be working collaboratively with academic and professional staff within the organisation unit, among other relevant tasks and projects in the research space.


This is a full-time, continuing appointment at HEW Level 9. The remuneration package will be in the range $110,986 - $117,446 p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $129,853 - $137,411 p.a.).

The University of Queensland also offers other competitive options including salary sacrificing, on campus childcare, leave packaging and discounted private health insurance as well as many other benefits.


To discuss this role please contact Professor Brent Ritchie (Associate Dean, Research) on +61 (07) 334 67308 or

 All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

You must have valid Australian work rights to apply for this role. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.