Expressions of Interest - Project Manager, Innovation and Enterprise

Expressions of Interest - Project Manager, Innovation and Enterprise

Job summary
  • Expressions of interest now open
  • Part Time (0.5 FTE) to Full Time (1 FTE) opportunity
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Respected global research organisation
  • Make an impact on global health outcomes

The George Institute (TGI) is 700+ people around the world, all focused on improving the health of millions of people worldwide. As a medical research institute affiliated with leading universities and with projects in approximately 50 countries, we are challenging the status quo in healthcare to:

  • Find better treatments for the world's biggest health problems
  • Transform primary health care to support better health for more people
  • Harness the power of communities, governments and markets to improve health

Our innovative commercial enterprises help maximise our impact. Please visit 'what we do' to read more about how we are addressing the world's biggest health problems.

We are now accepting applications for a potential new and exciting opportunity for a Project Manager, to join our Genovate team, the innovation and entrepreneurship program of The George Institute for Global Health.

Genovate is working with a global network of healthcare experts and emerging entrepreneurs to identify solutions to these challenges. We are guiding early career researchers through the path to commercialisation and equipping them with entrepreneurial skills to create lasting impact on lives and health systems worldwide.

Health10x is a start-up accelerator program developed and delivered by the Genovate program and UNSW Founders focused on NCDs and underserved populations. Health10x facilitates access to The George Institute’s international network of world-leading researchers and clinicians, and to UNSW’s world-class network of entrepreneurship experts. Since its conception in 2019, Health10x has supported more than 80 start-ups with 15 receiving funding or investment. 

Genovate also has a thriving training and internship program which support development of new capacity for entrepreneurship at The George Institute and externally.

The Project Manager, Innovation and Enterprise will primarily manage all processes and activities in relation to the Health10x program in close partnership with UNSW Founders team. The role will also take active part in development of current and new activities within Genovate program globally at The George Institute. This role will involve significant relationship management with academics at The George and external key stakeholders.

The role will be based in Australia but may require travel to other regions. 

Key responsibilities of the role will include:


  • Manage Health 10x program/content development, business development and promotion of program (working with relevant external partners) in partnership with UNSW Founders team
  • Play a leading role in Health 10x program expansion nationally and globally
  • Develop and manage regular progress reports to funders
  • Take active role in investigating funding opportunities for the Genovate program and from time to time take a lead role in preparing funding applications
  • Work in collaboration with Genovate team to develop new initiatives that contribute to expansion of the program. This may include planning and implementation of incubator or accelerator programs
  • Work in collaboration with Director to identify requirements for key organisational structures, processes and policies that ensure entrepreneurship and innovation is embedded in research activity
  • Work in collaboration with the Director to design and develop strategies and processes to support the implementation of Genovate program
  • Work in collaboration with the Director to establish and support technical transfer processes for management of commercial IP across the organisation
  • Play a key role in building capacity by supervising interns and attracting new talent to the organisation
  • Develop resources, guides, tools and conduct/organize and take part in internal training, as needed
  • Take an active role in working group meetings, including monitoring of activities and deliverables within given timeframes.


  • Identify new opportunities for external partnerships and work to establish key collaborations to expand Health 10x program
  • Identify key stakeholders and work pro-actively to gain their support and endorsement by establishing contacts, conducting presentations/workshops and attending stakeholder meetings
  • Manage stakeholder relationships, including with government, and work with relevant partners to ensure delivery of the Genovate program
  • Coordinate and contribute to the preparation of partnership proposals and progress reports to funding bodies
  • Source funding opportunities for expansion and long-term sustainability of the Genovate program
  • Contribute and manage relevant funding applications, supporting stakeholders in developing effective proposals
  • Oversee internal communications for the program
  • Manage program budgets, as required.

Success will be based on a range of key skills and experience, including but not limited to:


  • Tertiary qualification in a health, science or research discipline or a combination of relevant experience and/or education/training
  • Experience managing and delivering projects/programs in social entrepreneurship/start-up in the health sector
  • Good knowledge of funding application processes & requirements in a health research context
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills, with excellent written and verbal communication
  • Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of products, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and the Internet
  • Ability to work autonomously, in small teams and with a wide range of stakeholders
  • Strong focus on quality of work and maintenance of excellent records
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable in the face of changing organisational priorities
  • Willingness to travel, if required.


  • Good understanding of medical terminology
  • Experience teaching or training staff and stakeholders.

For more information, please see the Position Description here.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 19th September 2021. We do, however, reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.