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Research Consultant Pre-clinical trials

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  • Support and grow business involving pre-clinical animal studies and emerging infectious disease research
  • Engage with world leading emerging infection disease research both nationally and internally
  • Join the team of CSIRO Health and Biosecurity

 

The Position:  

 

The role of the Research Consultant is to initiate, develop, lead and promote CSIRO's research capability for the benefit of Australia's economy and society through strategic partnerships both locally and internationally. The primary responsibility is to contribute to the management of local and international research, client relationships, staff and other resources.

 

The successful candidate will oversee the delivery of near/GLP quality animal studies for evaluation of category 3/4 human pathogens and medical countermeasures under BSL3 and 4 containment and engage with world leading emerging infection disease research both nationally and internationally and will be primarily responsible for generating new externally funded business to support and grow business involving pre-clinical animal studies and emerging infectious disease research.

 

Your duties will include:

  • Be responsible for development, management and commercialisation of potential intellectual property from the team’s research.
  • Be accountable for the team’s project costing, pricing models, proposal preparation and submission, contract negotiation, and post-contract management including audits.
  • Lead staff to ensure that studies are established and supervised in accordance with the study design, animal ethics, biosafety and quality requirements and are completed within the agreed timeframes and budget.
  • Collaboratively develop challenging but realistic study plans and negotiate resource requirements with research managers and customers.
  • Champion innovation in the team and across the organization, promoting a culture of external income generation.
  • Work closely with the science lead who has responsibility for research strategy and science delivery. Align research directions with impact achievement and customer need.

 

                                                                             

Location:  Geelong, VIC

Salary:      AU $134K to AU $148K plus up to 15.4% superannuation

Tenure:     Indefinite
Ref no:      58800

 

The appointee must be able to meet AAHL’s Microbiological Security and meet high level Australian Government Security Vetting Agency (AGSVA) clearance requirements.


To be considered you will have:

  • A doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant discipline area, such as infectious diseases involving BSL3/4 pathogens.
  • Managerial and commercial qualifications such as Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia or its international equivalent.
  • Significant experience and depth of understanding of emerging infectious diseases and dangerous pathogens research and high quality pre-clinical animal studies for evaluation vaccines and other therapeutics.
  • Significant experience and depth of understanding of emerging infectious diseases and dangerous pathogens research and high quality pre-clinical animal studies for evaluation vaccines and other therapeutics.
  • In-depth knowledge of the key drivers /sensitivities of industry and academic partners and have the ability to influence their strategic directions and reach consensus.
  • Track record of writing and winning business case and/or grant funding applications.

 

To see all the criteria required for success in this role, click on the ‘Position Details’ link below. Apply today! Position Details

 

About CSIRO

 

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate. At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce - CSIRO

 

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

 

CSIRO Health and Biosecurity

 

CSIRO Health and Biosecurity protects Australia from biosecurity problems and risks posed by serious pests and diseases, including those already in Australia and many that have the potential to cross our borders to impact the health of our farming sector, environment and people.  Find out more!  https://www.csiro.au/en/Research/BF

 

How to apply: Please load one document containing your CV and a brief cover letter which outlines your experience as relevant to the role and your motivations for applying (Maximum 2MB). At the end of the online application process, you may be required to respond to some screening questions. 

 

Applications close: Wednesday 7 November, 2018

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