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Innovation Analyst

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute

Who Are We?

At MCRI we share a powerful vision; to re-imagine the future of child health. We are the home to many life-changing scientific discoveries. We believe that no question is too impossible to try and answer. We are renowned for our cutting edge focus on early interventions, improved diagnosis, prevention and development of potential cures. Our success is founded on a philosophy of collaboration through a multi-disciplinary approach to solving the toughest questions in child health. MCRI is a proud member of the Australian Network on Disability. We are committed to creating a positive working environment which values all backgrounds and experiences. We strive to foster an inclusive culture that is underpinned by equal opportunity for all and a culture based on respect, consideration and dignity.

The Opportunity

The Innovation Analyst will work as part of the commercialisation team within the Innovation program at MCRI. Working closely with the Head of Commercialisation and the Intellectual Property Manager. The Innovation Analyst will provide scientific and market research support on projects in the innovation pipeline. This is an exciting opportunity to gain valuable in-house experience in life science commercialisation and work in a busy and dynamic team. The ideal candidate will have an interest in innovation and gaining a strong understanding of innovation processes, research translation and intellectual property and life science commercialisation. Strong interpersonal skills with initiative and confidence are essential attributes for this role.

Your responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Searching scientific literature and market databases (such as GlobalData etc) and generating reports on different technologies, the companies operating in that technology area and the market opportunities, to support the Commercialisation team efforts in commercialising MCRI technologies.
  • Searching patent databases.
  • Assisting the Innovation team to produce marketing materials, Pitch Decks and other key documents.

Selection Criteria


  • Science degree and/or understanding of scientific terminology.
  • Interest in innovation, research translation & commercialisation.
  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer software skills and database expertise.
  • Attention to detail and time management skills to manage multiple and changing priorities while working to deadlines.
  • Strong research skills, including analytical, conceptual and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and as an effective member of a small team providing support where required.
  • Confidentiality and professional approach is critical.


  • Understanding of the patent system and processes for protecting IP.
  • Patent and scientific literature searching.
  • Experience in commercialisation of life sciences from academic groups.

What’s in it for you:

  • 12 Month Contract (Possible Extension).
  • Full Time Position.
  • Attractive Salary $86,456 - $94,495 per annum + Super (with Salary Packaging).
  • Flexible Working Options also available for the right candidate.
  • Ongoing Career Development and Training.
  • Paid Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Health and Wellbeing Program and an Employee Assistance Program.

Apply Now!!

Download the position description. Any specific questions not answered in the position description should be directed to Dr Shari Lofthouse shari.lofthouse@mcri.edu.au using the subject line: Innovation Analyst enquiry via EthicalJobs.

If you believe you have what we're after please click 'Apply Now' to proceed with your application. In one document please place your:

  • Cover Letter
  • Response to Key Selection Criteria
  • Resume

If you experience technical difficulties when submitting your application, please contact recruitment@mcri.edu.au quoting Position Reference.

On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

All applicants please be aware that in line with the Victorian Chief Health Officer’s Directions, all MCRI and VCGS workers must have received at least their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccination by no later than 29 October 2021 and be fully vaccinated by no later than 26 November 2021, unless a medical exception applies. Applicants will be required to provide their Australian Government COVID-19 Digital Immunisation Certificate/s as part of our pre-employment requirements.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, all members of the LGBTQI community and people with disability.

Should you require any specific support or adjustments please talk to us and we will be happy to accommodate.

All appointments are made subject to a satisfactory Police Check and a Working with Children check is compulsory.

Please note, applications will only be considered when submitted via the MCRI website by clicking Apply Now.

Thank you for your interest in this role. We look forward to receiving your application.

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