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Partnerships Manager

Posted date: 21 / 09 / 2022

Important information

  • Reference SAHMRI532
  • Employment type FTC - Full-time Contract
  • Location SAHMRI North Terrace
  • Applications close Sunday, 09 Oct 2022
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Full-Time, 2 Year Contract

  • Coordinate stakeholder engagement initiatives including supporting existing clients and identifying new business and collaboration opportunitites
  • Further your knowledge through a range of professional development opportunities
  • World-class health and medical research facility in Adelaide, South Australia
  • Excellent remuneration package, including salary packaging

The South Australian Genomics Centre (SAGC) is a multi-institutional, national genomics and bioinformatics facility that is supported by Bioplatforms Australia (BPA) through the Australian Government’s National Collaborative Research Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS). The SAGC has consolidated genomics and bioinformatics expertise in the state, with a group of more than 10 genomics and bioinformatics staff working side-by-side to deliver innovative genomics and bioinformatics solutions across all areas of genomics research, including agriculture, healthcare and ecology. The SAGC is headquartered in the iconic South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) building in the Adelaide CBD.

An exciting opportunity now exists for a Partnerships Manager to join the SAGC where you will work closely with the Centre Manager and Scientific Director as a senior member of staff.

The Partnerships Manager will coordinate SAGC’s stakeholder engagement initiatives with key academic, clinical and/or industrial stakeholders, grow SAGC’s income from external funding bodies, and identify new business and collaboration opportunities. Furthermore, you will support SAGC clients to design and cost their genomics projects and support client applications to major national and international funding bodies. To flourish in this role, you will need to be able to work across multiple different genomics-related projects and to possess excellent written, organisational and time-management skills.

There are great opportunities for professional growth and development through your interactions with various SAGC stakeholders across a broad range of sectors (e.g. health, academia, agri-food, environment) and you will be encouraged to participate in professional development opportunities, conferences, seminars and other activities related to this role.

About the role

Key responsibilities include:

  • Coordinate SAGC’s stakeholder engagement initiatives with key academic, clinical and/or industrial stakeholders. 
  • Grow SAGC’s income from external funding bodies.
  • Develop and implement plans to grow existing business and identify new business and collaboration opportunities.
  • Support SAGC clients to design and cost their projects and support client applications to major national and international funding bodies.
  • Improve and maintain customer satisfaction levels by liaising with existing and potential clients and understanding their needs.

About You

The successful candidate will possess the following key attributes:


  • Doctoral degree in a relevant area (e.g. Biomedical, environmental or agricultural disciplines) or equivalent experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ professional experience working in a related field.
  • Extensive knowledge of funding bodies and experience applying for competitive funding from major funding bodies
  • Strong networking skills and experience initiating and maintaining collaborative relationships with partners in the academic, industry or government sectors.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of genomics technologies and their applications to research and industrial users.


  • Prior experience with project organisation tools.
  • Prior experience with small database management.
  • Highly proficient in both verbal and written communication.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publication in relevant fields.


Everything we do is underpinned by our core values and our institute is dedicated to grow a culture that pursues, enables and demands research excellence. We are proud of the work we do and work hard as a team to make a positive difference to the community.  Our values of excellence, innovation, courage, integrity and teamwork are what help us achieve our goals. If these are also your values and goals, apply today.

As a not-for-profit organisation, SAHMRI employees can access salary packaging options up to $15,900. Salary packaging lets you pay for things like the everyday costs of living with money from your salary before tax. This reduces your taxable income, meaning you could pay less tax and take home more of what you earn. For more information on salary packaging please see the Maxxia website.

For a copy of the position description, please click here.

For more information, please contact Dr Sen Wang at


Applications close: 11:29pm ACST Sunday 9 October 2022


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

SAHMRI is a member of the Athena SWAN Science in Australia Gender Equity program. We have been awarded Bronze status for our commitment to advancing the careers of women, trans and gender diverse individuals in STEMM.

Applications close Sunday, 09 Oct 2022


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