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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.
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.
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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Brisbane is a warm city in more ways than one. Perhaps thanks to the city’s relaxed vibe, locals are generally incredibly friendly, easygoing and open-minded – so you’re sure to have many opportunities to make local friends if you study in Brisbane.
Queensland life sciences are globally competitive. The state is home to highly attractive and successful knowledge hubs in health, agriculture, the environment and industrial biotechnology, utilising the state’s unique biodiversity, world-class skills and infrastructure.
The department is a dynamic organisation at the leading edge of environmental management. Our department is responsible for managing the health of the environment to protect the state’s unique ecosystems, including landscapes, waterways, native plants, animals and biodiversity. We are committed to delivering improved access to national parks and forests as well as identifying and conserving the state’s built heritage places.
The department continues to build a culture that values and embraces health and safety, leadership and management capability, performance management, diversity and encourages a flexible work-life balance.
For more, go to www.des.qld.gov.au