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SmartSat CRC

The SmartSat CRC is a consortium of universities and other research organisations, partnered with industry, that has been funded by the Australian Government to develop know-how and technologies in advanced telecommunications and IoT connectivity, intelligent satellite systems and Earth observation next generation data services.  The impact of this research will be to develop intellectual property and a specialist industry expertise that will spawn new businesses, create export economic value and generate new high-tech jobs for all Australians.

Reporting to the CEO, this critical role provides high level research leadership and operational direction in delivering on SmartSat’s vision. Working closely with the Research Program Directors, Theme Leaders and the Education Directors, the CRO will drive SmartSat’s research programs and missions as well as its education and training programs.  Applications are encouraged from senior research leaders with significant experience in the space or space-related research environment.  Technical experience in space systems will also be expected.  Demonstrated ability with leading senior researchers as well as a track record of success in working directly with industry are also considered minimum requirements.

Whilst the preference is for this position to be based in Adelaide, South Australia, expressions of Interest are still encouraged from candidates who propose to be based elsewhere.  An executive level remuneration package reflective of the importance and seniority of the role will be negotiated to attract the right candidate.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to contribute towards building Australia’s Space Industry.  SmartSat is an organisation committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive workplace and culture.  Eligibility for Australian Security NV1 Clearance is desirable.

For a job and person specification, please click on the PDF icon above or below, and for further information on our client, please visit  

Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora and Trish Retallick.  Please click on the Apply Today button to submit your application.

For a confidential discussion, please call +61 8 8100 8827 or via email


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