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Business Development & Commercialisation Coordinator

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The Opportunity

  • Do you have experience in secretarial or administrative support?
  • Are you looking for the next step in your career?
  • Join the Business Development & Commercialisation team!


CSIRO’s Data61 is the largest data innovation group in Australia. The calibre and depth of our research is what provides our competitive edge. It also plays a role in attracting our talent. With more than 1,000 data scientists and 300+ PhD students, combined with the talent embedded in 30 partnered universities, Data61 is the world’s largest data- driven digital research and development organisation.

Our focus is to respond to big shifts in society and reimage, working strongly within Australia and on a global level of third parties, such as academia, government and business, also known as the D61+Network. We act as a single-entry point into Australia’s innovation ecosystem.

As the Business Development & Commercialisation (BD&C) Government Relations Coordinator you will provide broad administration support to the Government team. You will also be required to have excellent communication skills, strong judgement and problem-solving abilities. There will be a close working relationship with various programs within Data61, thus the ability to build strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders is critical.

Your duties will include

  • Providing practical support to the Group Leader(s) on dealing with issues and interactions with key stakeholders and external parties.
  • Coordinating material needed for reviews, reports or to respond to information requests.
  • Establishing and maintaining electronic document management systems in accordance with CSIRO’s record management standards.
  • Drafting routine responses and correspondence, and monitor follow-up actions.
  • Assisting in or coordinating domestic and international travel arrangements for the Director(s) and others as required.

Location:      Eveleigh ATP, Sydney
Tenure:         Specified term of 3 years
Salary:          AU$62,654 – AU$79,741 + up to 15.4% Superannuation
Reference:    59563

To be successful you will need

  • Experience in providing secretarial or administrative support to a line manager and/or team in a fast paced and complex environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project; and in using TRIM, SAP, ePublish and SERKO to manage workflow processes and on‐line transactions.
  • The ability to work effectively in a team, positively contributing to the team environment with outstanding communication skills.
  • The ability to clearly convey information and ideas, and establish effective interpersonal relationships with a wide variety of people and stakeholders.
  • Strong organisational skills, and the ability to prioritise demands and escalate issues when required.
  • The ability to professionally handle sensitive and confidential information, and use appropriate judgment and discretion.
  • The ability to work with minimal direction, and show initiative and adaptability when managing competing demands.
  • The ability to quickly adapt to technological, structural and procedural changes and maintain professionalism and flexibility.


For more information please view the Position Description

We’re working hard to recruit diverse people and ensure all our people feel supported to do their best work and empowered to let their ideas flourish.

Flexible Working Arrangements

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. Balance


At CSIRO you can be part of helping to solve big, complex problems that make a real difference to our future. We spark off each other, learn from each other, trust each other and collaborate to achieve more than we could individually in a supportive, rewarding, inclusive and truly flexible environment. 

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To apply online, please provide a CV and cover letter outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Thursday, 13th December, 2018

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