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DAF Partnerships Manager

Apply now Job No:512469
Area:Qld Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
Salary (FTE):Professional Level 08 ($100,264.90 - $112,583.95)
Work type:Full Time - Fixed Term
Location: St Lucia

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) 

QAAFI is a research institute of the University of Queensland (UQ) which was established in 2010 and comprises of four research centres – the Centre for Crop Science, the Centre for Horticultural Science, the Centre for Animal Science and the Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences.

QAAFI's team of 450 researchers, postgraduate students and support staff undertake high impact science for agriculture and food industries. The institute’s strong partnership with the Queensland Government provides our researchers with a direct link to the agriculture industry in Queensland, and world class field research facilities throughout Queensland. Agriculture is one of UQ’s highest ranked research fields nationally and internationally and QAAFI is a global leader in agricultural research in subtropical and tropical production systems.

About This Opportunity

As the DAF Partnership Manager your role will be integral to facilitating effective stakeholder engagement and the management of reporting on all elements contained within the Government Funding Agreement between DAF and QAAFI. This will include proactively engaging with Queensland Government stakeholders, QAAFI Centre Directors and Chief Investigators. The DAF Partnership Manager will also work closely with the QAAFI Research Grants team to ensure QAAFI meets its contracted reporting obligations.

This position is located at our picturesque St Lucia campus, renowned as one of Australia’s most attractive university campuses, and located just 7km from Brisbane’s city centre. Bounded by the Brisbane River on three sides, and with outstanding public transport connections, our 114-hectare site provides a perfect work environment – you can enjoy the best of both worlds: a vibrant campus with the tradition of an established university.

Our Ideal Candidate

Experience in agriculture and the food industry combined with an understanding of, or an ability to quickly acquire, the organisational structure of the University will be highly advantageous. In addition, you should possess a post graduate qualification (or progress towards) with subsequent relevant experience; or experience and management expertise in technical or administrative fields.

Prior knowledge and understanding of funding agreement obligations, project management methodologies and a demonstrated ability to monitor, track and report on complex research contracts are integral to your success in the role. With an ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of stakeholders to achieve desired outcomes, you should possess a high level of interpersonal and communication skills.

You must have ongoing unrestricted work rights in Australia to apply for this opportunity.

We value diversity and inclusion, and actively encourage applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Our Diversity and Inclusion webpage contains further information if you require additional support. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to

What We Can Offer

This is a full-time, fixed term position for up to 3 years at Professional Level 08.

The full-time equivalent base salary will be in the range $100,264.90 - $112,583.95 plus super of up to 17%. The total FTE package will be in the range $117,309.93 - $131,723.21.

You will be able to take advantage of UQ Sport Facilities, recreation leave loading, salary sacrificing options, on-campus childcare, discounted private health insurance, cheap parking, development programs and many other benefits.

For further information, please review The University of Queensland's Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 2018-2021.

Position Description

Download File PD_DAF Partnerships Manager.doc


To discuss this role please contact Bronwyn Venus (Research Partnership Manager) at 

For application queries, please contact stating the job number in the subject line.

Want to Apply?

To submit an application for this role, use the apply button. All applicants must supply the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing key selection criteria
  • Resume

To satisfy pre-requisite questions and ensure your application can be considered in full, all candidates must apply via the UQ Careers portal by the job closing deadline. Applications received via other channels including direct email will not be accepted.

Applications close: E. Australia Standard Time

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