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Executive Director: Science Strategy and Partnerships

The Department of Environment & Science

We’re Hiring:

Executive Director, Science Strategy and Partnerships

As the Executive Director, Science Strategy and Partnerships you will lead the delivery of science knowledge and resources across Queensland to ensure effective application of science to drive a sustainable economic future.

You will be responsible for developing strategy and policy and fostering collaboration, on an international level, to attract and drive science investment in Queensland.

About The Department of Environment and Science

The Department of Environment and Science (DES) recognises the enormous value a clean environment, innovative society and economy, and vibrant culture makes to Queenslanders’ lives.  As a diverse organisation, the department brings together environment, heritage protection, national parks, science and arts functions to help achieve government objectives for a better Queensland.

DES has a culture which values results, professional growth, workforce diversity and a healthy balance between work and life commitments. As a DES employee, you will be actively encouraged and supported as an individual in an inclusive environment embracing our differences and applying diverse and inclusive thinking to our business. DES is committed to the values of the Queensland Public Service: customers first; ideas into action; unleash potential; be courageous; and empower people.

About the Science Strategy and Partnerships Team

Science Strategy and Partnerships provides strategic leadership for the State’s investment in science, and advocates Queensland research and commercialisation for the economic, environmental and community benefit of Queenslanders.

Science Strategy and Partnership’s work program is focused on enabling the State’s universities and research institutes to address health and environmental challenges, seize economic opportunities in growing markets and create jobs for the future. This includes prioritising, developing and evaluating science-related policies, as well as planning for future science investment and monitoring existing investment and its impacts.

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