Location

Brisbane, Australia

Work Type

Fixed-term

Closing Date

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The Company

UniQuest is Australia’s leading university commercialising entity, managing the intellectual property of The University of Queensland, one of Australia’s leading teaching and research universities, ranking among the world’s top universities according to several key independent rankings.We benchmark in the top 10 percent globally for university-based technology transfer offices.  Since 1984, UniQuest has built, commercialised and managed an extensive intellectual property portfolio.  Since 2002, UniQuest and its startup companies have raised more than A$625 million to help take UQ technologies to market. More than 100 startup companies have been created resulting from UQ’s discoveries – a milestone unsurpassed by any other Australian university.  Among others, UniQuest was responsible for commercialising the HPV vaccine Gardasil®, the Triple P – Positive Parenting Program, the image correction technology used in two-thirds of the world's MRI machines, and a potential new treatment for pain through spin-out company Spinifex Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd – a biopharmaceutical company acquired recently in one of Australia's largest ever biotech deals.

The Role

UniQuest is the commercialisation company of The University of Queensland (UQ). It delivers commecial outcomes from UQ intellectual property, functioning as a privately constituted subsidiary of the University. 

As a Board Director of UniQuest Pty Limited, you will provide strategic and governance oversight in the realisation of the entity's Vision and Mission, contiributing specialist skills and support to the UniQuest leadership team.

You will possess an in-dept knowledge of commercialisation in the health and/or biomedical sector and it would be highly desirable to have experience in the clinical stage development of human therapeutics from an industry perspective. In addition, familiarity with medical devices, IT and AI would be an advantage. 

 

Further Information

Please view the Position Description on www.brookerconsulting.com.au and send a brief governance CV (Word format, up to 5 pages) to career@brookerconsulting.com.au or ring Jeremy Wurm on (03) 9602 1666, in confidence.