First listed on: 03 December 2022

National Facilitator - Critical Minerals R&D Hub


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The Opportunity

  • Provide a “one-stop-shop” to connect small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to research and commercialisation expertise.
  • Organise and facilitate industry and other stakeholder engagement activities
  • Join CSIRO - Australia's National Science and Innovation Agency!

CSIRO Mineral Resources (CMR) is one of the largest minerals research and development groups globally, with a proud track record in delivering innovation and solutions across the mineral resources value chain. We thrive on innovation harnessed by the diversity of the minds and lived experiences of our team and apply our expert knowledge and specialised research to provide innovation that solves the complex problems faced by minerals companies, mining equipment, technology, and services (METS) companies, government, and other industry stakeholders.

The Australian Government committed $50.5 million over three years to establish the Australian Critical Minerals R&D Hub (the Hub), to be hosted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and supported by the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Agency (ANSTO) and Geoscience Australia

As the National Facilitator for the Critical Minerals R&D Hub, you will be responsible for providing a “one-stop-shop” to connect small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to research and commercialisation expertise.

Reporting to the R&D Hub Manager, you will also be required to work closely with the Stakeholder Engagement Manager to organise and facilitate industry and other stakeholder engagement activities, including round tables and working groups.

Applications are invited across two levels, the appointment level will be determined by the qualifications, skills and relevant experience of the successful candidate.

Your duties will include:

  • Encourage engagement, communication and collaboration between the Hub, industry and other stakeholders.
  • Provide high level support and advice to the Hub Manager on issues and interactions with key stakeholders and industry.
  • Proactively identify connections and collaboration opportunities for informing the strategic direction of the Hub and connecting researchers, industry and other stakeholders.
  • Act on information gathered to present opportunities to Australian industry, with a focus on SMEs, to access researchers, grant monies, and other initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain professional networks to keep abreast of emerging advances in relevant fields and industry challenges.
  • Develop and maintain effective engagement with customers/clients/partners and identify opportunities for future collaboration between the science agencies and/or other industry participants and stakeholders.
  • Maintain confidentiality in relation to commercially sensitive information (including intellectual property) of CSIRO and/or research or commercial partners and stakeholders.

Location: Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth or Sydney preferred
Salary:  AU$89k – AU$114k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure: Specified term of up to 3 years / Full-time
Reference:  86982

To be considered you will need:

  • Demonstrated ability in identifying and influencing critical stakeholders (internally and externally) and to proactively identify, build and develop a portfolio of commercial relationships, build and develop key strategic relationships to support delivery of strategic objectives of the Hub.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, evidenced by superior reporting, presentation and negotiation abilities.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and to formulate and execute engagement strategies leading to industry and other stakeholder collaboration.
  • Excellent organisational skills with a demonstrated ability to independently manage competing complex demands; establish or renegotiate priorities; and meet deadlines, including the ability to effectively adapt in ambiguous, urgent and/or complex situations where information is incomplete or not available.
  • Experience working in a scientific organisation and/or able to coordinate and distil complex information from a range of disciplines.

For full details about this role please review the Position Description


Applications for this position are open to Australian/New Zealand Citizens and Australian Permanent Residents only. Appointment to this role is subject to provision of a national police check and may be subject to other security/medical/character requirements.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. 

Diversity and Inclusion

We are working hard to recruit people representing the diversity across our society, and ensure that all our people feel supported to do their best work and feel empowered to let their ideas flourish. 


At CSIRO Australia's national science agency, we solve the greatest challenges through innovative science and technology. We put the safety and wellbeing of our people above all else and earn trust everywhere because we only deal in facts. We collaborate widely and generously and deliver solutions with real impact. 

Join us and start creating tomorrow today!

How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV that best demonstrate your motivation and ability to meet the requirements of this role.

Applications Close

15 January 2023, 11:00 pm AEDT

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