Job: Project Lead – Brain Machine Interfaces (Monash Vision Group)

Application closing date: Thursday 13th of June 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

Job No.: 592640

Location: Clayton campus

Employment Type: Full-time

Duration: 12 month fixed-term appointment

Remuneration: HEW 10A – Base salary of $143,832 per annum plus 9.5% superannuation and an annual incentive payment of up to a maximum of 10%

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Monash Vision Group (MVG) has been developing ground breaking technologies to stimulate the visual cortex including developing a cortical recording device. The stimulator and recorder work together for a bidirectional brain interface. MVG is part of the Department of Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering (ECSE), in the Faculty of Engineering, Clayton. The group is directed by Professor Arthur Lowery.

Monash Vision Group is one of ten groups to receive $1M funding each from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Frontiers scheme. MVG will develop plans for two companies. The plans will be part of a competitive process to secure up to $100M from MRFF in 2020.

The Opportunity

Your role as the Project Lead will be integral in leading the development and delivery of business plans for two of our leading-edge companies in the Brain-Machine Interface area. The success of the business plans will be fundamental in order to secure the Stage 2 funding, which will essentially establish the future direction of the program. This role is a rare opportunity to drive the development of new biomedical engineering industries, in conjunction with leading innovators. Funding for Stage 2 may also create leadership opportunities for you.

As the successful candidate you will be responsible for integrating the inputs of your team and specialist industry consultants to identify the two best business opportunities for brain-machine interfaces based on our bionic vision technology. You will also play a key role by developing strong partnerships with health providers, patient groups and government, and ensuring a technology supply chain.

We are looking for an individual who has extensive experience in business or engineering, including substantial involvement in creating new industries or managing new product directions. You will have previously demonstrated outstanding relationship management, commercial acumen and significant biomedical engineering project management skills. Excellent analytical and research skills with the ability to deliver position innovative solutions will also assist you to succeed in this role.

If you believe you can fulfil these requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.

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. Some positions at the University will require the incumbent to hold a valid Working with Children Check.

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Professor Arthur Lowery, Chief Investigator, MRFF Cortical Frontiers Project, +61 3 9905 3475

Position Description

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Closing Date

Thursday 13 June 2019, 11:55 pm AEST

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