Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Investment Manager


Closing in 12 days


  • Full-time, Continuing position

  • Salary Level HEW 10A + 17% Superannuation

  • Based at the Melbourne CBD campus, and hybrid ways of working

  • RMIT is establishing several new roles that accelerate the translation of its research impact. These seven positions will support the establishment of the RMIT pre seed fund established in partnership with breakthrough Victoria as part of a major uplift of the innovation ecosystem.

    About the Role

    The primary focus of the Investment Manager is on assessing and supporting the development of the pipeline of commercialisation initiatives into and, through, the RMIT pre-seed pipeline and ongoing management of the development of those initiatives. This role is suited to an early career venture investment manager seeking to build hands-on involvement and expertise in advising, mentoring, and managing governance roles related to investment processes.

    About You

    To be successful in this position, you'll have:

  • Post graduate degree in the relevant area of science, technology and/or business with demonstrated experience in commercialising University research, or an equivalent combination of relevant experience and education.

  • Experience in managing and curating a technology pipeline in concert with stakeholders.

  • Experience providing recommendations and advice at senior management, Investment Committee and executive management level.

  • Start-up creation or board experience to guide and assist founders and their early-stage technology companies to develop the business and achieve success.

  • Demonstrated ability to work across a range of technology options and proven mentoring and communication expertise.

  • Solid track record of working successfully with researchers, students and other stakeholders to develop commercialisation initiatives.

  • Proven ability to collaborate and deliver results in a complex organisation and/or a university environment.

  • Demonstrated risk management experience in establishment of commercial initiatives.

  • Please Note: Appointment to this position is subject to passing a Working with Children and National Police Check.

    The RMIT x Breakthrough Victoria Pre-Seed Fund

    The RMIT x Breakthrough Victoria Pre-Seed Fund, (the Fund) is part of the skills and funding support provided by RMIT to accelerate translation of our research and innovation.

    The Fund has been established in partnership with Breakthrough Victoria. Breakthrough Victoria Pty Ltd has been established to manage the Victorian Government's landmark $2 billion Breakthrough Victoria Fund.

    The Fund between RMIT and Breakthrough Victoria will provide funding for early-stage research, ideas and new technologies and will facilitate access to university networks and mentoring to create seed-fund-ready companies. Up to 20% of this funding can be invested into social purpose ventures.

    The resources will be dedicated to the local start-up ecosystem to develop homegrown talents. The fund will drive the commercialisation of intellectual property (IP) by providing the right conditions for the growth of existing businesses and innovation precincts.

    Click here for more information about the Fund.

    To Apply

    Please submit your CV and covering letter addressing your suitability for this position by clicking on the ‘ ' link at the top of this page.

    For further information about this position, please see the Position Description hyperlinked below or contact Tim McLennan (Executive Director, Research Partnerships and Translation) via email [email protected]

    Position Description – Investment Manager


    Applications Close:

    10 Oct 2023 11.59 pm

    RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. We are dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing our people regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age. Applications are encouraged from all sectors of the community and we strongly encourage applications from the Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Isla n der community.

    At RMIT, we are committed to supporting adjustments throughout the recruitment and selection process, as well as during employment. We actively support and encourage people with disability to apply to RMIT. To discuss adjustment requirements, please contact Kassie (Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor), via [email protected] or visit our Careers page for more contact information - https: // www.

    We are a Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

    Job details


    Investment Manager


    Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology




    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 10, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Education,Social Science

    About the employer

    The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology usually known as RMIT University is a research university established in Melbourne, Australia. The university has got a huge campus and has international recognition for providing brilliant vocational and professional education, applied research and other things. Francis Ormond laid the foundation for the university in 1887. It initially began as a night school where courses related to technology, art, and science were offered to students. The university was granted the title of the public university in 1992.
    RMIT University enrols almost 87,000 students every year, including 34,347 international onshore and offshore students. University also earns $54.1 million through their research income.

    The university holds 11th rank in the whole world in the field of art and design subjects. The main campus of RMIT University is in the centre of Melbourne city and has got huge heritage value as the campus is located in the oldest section of the city. Other two campuses of the university in Australia are Bundoora Campus and Brunswick Campus. It also has two regional sites and two campuses in Vietnam and a centre in Spain. Since then the campus has developed to 87 buildings.

    The unique feature of RMIT University is that there are no boundary walls and the whole of the university is spread along with the six city blocks covering a huge area of about 720,000 sqm.

    The strength of the alumni community of RMIT University is more than 437,000 graduates who are currently working across 130 countries. Some of the well-known alumni of the university are Jim Stynes, famous charity worker; James Wan, movie director and writer; Lydia Lassila, Australian winter Olympic gold medalist; Charles Billich, famous Australian artist and Australian animator Felix Colgrave.

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