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Development and Communications Manager, Brisbane

We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic Development and Communications Manager who will help deliver the future success of the organisation. Working in a small dynamic team the right person will drive business growth by pro-actively managing and delivering business development activities in accordance with the organizational strategy. This is a chance to join a proactive, customer focussed, successful organisation servicing the rapidly expanding bioinformatics needs of the life science research community. 

QFAB is a leading bioinformatics facility with a commitment to helping life science researchers unlock the full value of their research data. We deliver advanced bioinformatics solutions to industry, academia and government clients in the area of biotechnology, research biology, agriculture, drug discovery and translational medicine. 

QFAB is a collaboration between the University of Queensland, Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology and Agri-science Queensland. We are hosted by the Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB) which is one of Australia's premier biomedical research Institutes and is situated at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia. It houses 33 research groups in the Divisions of Computational Biology and Genomics, Chemical and Structural Biology, Molecular Cell Biology, and Molecular Genetics and Development. Our emphasis is on quality basic research and its translation into medical and biotechnological outcomes.

Details of QFAB services and IMB research interests may be accessed on the QFAB website at and the IMB website at:


As an integral part of the QFAB team, the successful appointee will proactively and systematically pursue adding new business opportunities for QFAB in the geographic areas and/or product area or markets as identified through market analysis. Opportunities will come from industry, academia and government. The appointee will also be accountable for the development of the market analysis, marketing plan and communications. 


Applicants should have demonstrated expertise in business development and communications particularly in the biotechnology or contract research sector. Knowledge of the bioinformatics marketplace and an ability to identity and secure new business opportunities is essential. Driven by results and measured on performance the applicant will demonstrate a high level of personal motivation and initiative to work autonomously and have the ability to work as part of a team. Applicants should possess a post graduate degree in biological science, computer science or commerce with at least 5 years' experience working in business development in a life science organisation. 


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for 2 years. A competitive remuneration package including 17% superannuation will be negotiated in accordance with qualifications and experience.


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10 May 2012


To discuss this role please contact Mr Jeremy Barker, Chief Executive Officer on +61 7 3346 2611 or

All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and Selection Criteria responses.

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