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Director of Medical Engineering Research Facility

Our client, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), is a leading Australian University with a ‘real world’ focus on learning, teaching and research. The Medical Engineering Research Facility (MERF) is the first facility to support the full cycle of research, validation, commercialisation and training activities necessary to ensure widespread adoption of new medical devices and techniques throughout Queensland and around the world. The facility is now ready to employ a Director, based in Brisbane, to provide strategic direction, development and sustainability of the Facility.

The Director of MERF will be an internationally leading researcher in the field of biomedical engineering. The successful candidate will also be appointed a Professor of Medical Engineering at QUT and will be expected to lead a significant research program within the University. The Director will be responsible for the development of linkages with industry and government users of the facility. Additionally the Director will be expected to provide leadership in seeking external funding through grant applications as well as maintaining and developing relationships with academic and industry players.

Candidates must meet the following criteria to be considered:

  • Completed a relevant doctoral qualification in an Engineering discipline or closely related field or equivalent accreditation or standing.

  • Record of outstanding leadership and management with a demonstrated ability to lead others within a changing research / disciplinary context

  • Outstanding record of research/scholarship and of world class leadership in research and commercialisation as demonstrated by publications, research income and commercial activities

  • Proven record of excellence in engagement of external stakeholders and industry

  • Significant evidence of clarity as a strategic thinker, able to be adaptive and future oriented in a way that provides real impact.

Beyond personal and professional fulfilment an attractive remuneration will be negotiated with the successful candidate. To apply for this role please send your application including a full curriculum vitae to For confidential enquiries, please contact Deirdre Perkins, Perkins Resources  on +61439669729 or via email on


  • Location: Brisbane, Queensland AUSTRALIA
  • Published: 11 October 2016
  • Applications Close: 31 December 2099

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