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University of Melbourne

Industry Engagement Manager MedTech Programs


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Industry Engagement Manager MedTech Programs

Job no: 0059340 Location: Parkville Role type: Full-time/Part-time; Fixed-term for 24 months Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology Department/School: School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Salary: UOM 8– $119,742 – $129,607 p.a. plus 17% super

  • Facilitate industry engagement and program development for Victoria's Medtech sector.
  • Drive collaboration between academia, industry, and government for innovative Medtech advancements.
  • Salary packaging, subsidised health and wellbeing services, fitness and cultural clubs, Myki discounts, and a 25% discount on graduate courses to our staff and their immediate families!
  • About the Role The Industry Engagement Manager at the Victorian Medtech Skills and Device Hub (VMH) leads efforts to align VMH programs with the needs of Victoria's medical device industry. They connect stakeholders, organise events, and develop targeted initiatives in collaboration with project directors and university partners. Strong communication and strategic planning skills are essential for success in this role, which involves ensuring compliance with reporting obligations and fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders.

    Your responsibilities will include:

  • Proactively seek out opportunities to strengthen industry links and foster sustainable industry partnerships with the Victorian Medtech Skills and Device Hub. This includes links with multinational companies, small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and startups.
  • Organise and coordinate outreach activities and events to facilitate and strengthen industry engagement with the VMH.
  • Support in-bound enquiries from Medtech companies that have specific requests pertaining to establishment or expansion of manufacturing in Victoria, with a particular initial focus on skills and talent.
  • Identify skills gaps in the Victorian Medtech industry, facilitate the implementation of industry-partnered opportunities and promote existing high-quality offerings.
  • Who We Are Looking For The ideal candidate exhibits excellent interpersonal skills, collaborates effectively in teams, and builds strong connections with stakeholders across academia, industry, and government. They possess exceptional written communication skills for report and material writing, coupled with high-level problem-solving abilities and the initiative to engage industry stakeholders to foster partnerships and identify skills gaps in the Victorian Medtech sector.

    You will also have:

  • A relevant university degree with subsequent relevant experience in an educational institution and/or industry, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience, educational training or extensive experience in management and strategic planning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work collaboratively in a team and develop strong links with stakeholders from academia, industry and government.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage projects and respond efficiently to changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to write reports and communication materials.
  • For further information regarding responsibilities and requirements, please refer to the attached PD.

    This role requires that the successful candidate must undergo and maintain an up-to-date Working with Children Check. This is essential to guarantee a secure environment for all individuals at the University. In the case the selected candidate doesn't have a valid Working with Children Check, they will be able to apply for the WWCC as part of the initial onboarding procedures.

    Please note: Visa sponsorship is available for this position.

    Your New Team – School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Step into the vibrant world of the School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, where innovation meets impact. Comprising the dynamic Department of Chemical Engineering and the forward-thinking Department of Biomedical Engineering, we're leading the charge in groundbreaking research and transformative teaching. Dive into the realm of biomedical engineering, where interdisciplinary collaboration fuels discoveries at the intersection of engineering and life sciences, shaping the future of healthcare and societal wellbeing. Explore our diverse research areas and join us in tackling some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity today.

    What We Offer You! In addition, we offer the opportunity to be part of a vibrant community and enjoy a range of benefits, including generous leave provisions, salary packaging, health and well-being services and discounts on graduate courses. For more information, check outour benefits page!

    About the University of Melbourne We're tightly connected with the community, both at home and abroad. We take pride in our people, who all contribute to our mission to benefit society through the transformative impact of education and research. Discover more via our website and stay connected with our stories and people on LinkedIn.

    Be Yourself The University of Melbourne values the unique backgrounds, experiences and contributions that each person brings to our community and welcomes and celebrates diversity. First Nations people, those identifying as LGBTQIA+, parents, carers, people of all ages, abilities and genders, and people of diverse ethnicity, nationality and faith are encouraged to apply. Our aim is to create a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live. For more information please visit our Diversity and Inclusion page.

    We are dedicated to ensuring barrier free and inclusive practices to recruit the most talented candidates. If you require reasonable adjustments, please contact the employee listed on the first page of the Position Description found below, with an email containing your name and contact details for a confidential discussion. Please ensure your email is titled "Reasonable Adjustments Request".

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Applicants We aspire to be the University of choice for Indigenous Australians, with unprecedented investment to attract, nurture and retain Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students and staff. Tangible support through a range of programs and initiatives will ensure that you personally succeed and flourish while at the University of Melbourne.

    For further information, including our 2023-2027 Indigenous strategy please visit -https: //

    Join Us! If you feel this role is right for you, please apply with the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter outlining your interest and experience
  • The responses against the Selection Criteria^ (found in the Position Description)
  • ^For information to help you with compiling short statements to answer the selection criteria and competencies, please go to https://

    If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process, please feel free to contact Shabon Nawabi via email at [email protected], ensuring that you include the Position Number and the Job Title as the subject. Please do not share your application to this email address.

    If you have any particular questions regarding the job please follow the details listed on the Position Description.

    Advertised: 13 May 2024 12:05 AM AUS Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: 10 Jun 2024 11:55 PM AUS Eastern Standard Time

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    Industry Engagement Manager MedTech Programs


    University of Melbourne




    May 13, 2024

    Application deadline

    June 10, 2024

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