Relationships and Operations Manager
Victoria is home to 40% of Australia’s ASX listed life-science companies and is a recognised thriving global hub of medtech and biotech research innovation, investment and manufacturing activity. Monash University is Australia’s largest university and a globally recognised leader in life-sciences research and industry engagement. Johnson & Johnson is the world’s largest healthcare company in the world.
Monash University, the Victorian State Government and Johnson & Johnson Innovation have entered into a public-private partnership agreement to establish Australia’s second Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office, located at Monash University Clayton (JJIPO@Monash).
Johnson & Johnson Innovation seeks to positively impact human health through innovation by helping entrepreneurs realize their dreams of creating healthcare solutions that improve peoples’ lives around the world. We work side-by-side with innovators throughout their journey, providing a robust exchange of ideas and resources to support their success, committed to the best science.
A key career opportunity has arisen to undertake the role of Relationships and Operations Manager within the Johnson & Johnson Innovation Partnering Office at Monash (JJIPO@Monash) and for reporting requirements as outlined in the funding agreement between Johnson & Johnson, Monash and the State Government.
This high profile role will provide support to JJIPO@Monash to generate strong and beneficial stakeholder relations across the entire Victorian life-science ecosystem including with academics, industry, entrepreneurs, investors, government and affiliated professionals.
The position assists and encourages the breadth of the Victorian life-science ecosystem to engage with Johnson & Johnson in its areas of strategic partnering interest with the view to possible collaboration and investment. The position is responsible for identifying potential targets and technologies arising from Victoria and supporting their accelerated development and commercialisation. The position has specific responsibilities for facilitating presentations of translational research opportunities to Johnson & Johnson and their networks.
A key element of this role will be the business development component. In this you will be expected to proactively identify new sources of and opportunities for collaboration with Johnson & Johnson with Victorian industry partners, innovators, entrepreneurs and investors. You will also be required to establish and nurture relationships with these key stakeholders for early collaboration opportunity identification. An important part of this role is to work with Johnson & Johnson to organise and deliver training, networking and mentoring events at JJIPO@Monash and elsewhere around Victoria.
To ensure your success in this role you will hold Education, training and/or relevant experience in biotechnology, health or a medical related sector. Outstanding communication, event management and organisational skills are essential. You will have strong pre-existing networks across the Victorian life-science network and ecosystem with a passion for collaboration and commercialisation for the benefit of Victoria and patients everywhere.
If you believe you can fulfil these requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply.
Your application must address the selection criteria. Please refer to “How to apply for Monash Jobs“.
Mrs Sarah Newton, Deputy Dean, External Relations, +61 3 9902 0535
Wednesday 31 October 2018, 11:55 pm AEDT