Technology Transfer Manager

Job summary

The Hamlyn Centre has been awarded £1m by the Wellcome Trust to establish a Translational Partnership in Robotic Surgery to address significant opportunities and unmet clinical demands for engineering, basic sciences and translational developments. The Centre is seeking a Technology Transfer Manager to provide essential translational project leadership to the Partnership, enabling the outputs of Centre’s robotic research to advance more...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01366
  • Date posted 10 August 2020
  • Closing date 23 August 2020

Job description

Job summary

The Hamlyn Centre has been awarded £1m by the Wellcome Trust to establish a Translational Partnership in Robotic Surgery to address significant opportunities and unmet clinical demands for engineering, basic sciences and translational developments. The Centre is seeking a Technology Transfer Manager to provide essential translational project leadership to the Partnership, enabling the outputs of Centre’s robotic research to advance more rapidly into clinical use and/or commercial development, including through the formation of new spin-out companies.

 

Duties and responsibilities

You will work closely with the Translational Steering Group and will also be involved in overseeing the investments of a translation fund to drive different projects through the necessary quality and regulatory process.  You will work with academic staff to enhance translational research funding and successful delivery of programmes and will also design and deliver training in translational research to academics looking to expand their research into this area. You will act as a subject area expert in translational research, particularly with respect to the development of funding applications, providing advice and support to academic staff, and contribution to activities that enhance the research environment (including internal funding schemes, relationships with funding bodies, and analysis of research performance).

You will also work closely with the operational team at the Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery to support the broad healthcare robotics vision of the College.

The Hamlyn Centre was established to develop safe, effective and accessible imaging, sensing and robotics technologies that can reshape the future of healthcare for both developing and developed countries. The Centre is one of the several research centres that make up the Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI). Focusing on improving global health and healthcare through evidence-based innovation, IGHI is one of Imperial’s six global challenge institutes

Essential requirements

You will bring significant experience of translational research funding along with a background of research in a relevant health/biomedical field in either academia or industry. You will combine strong strategic and project management capabilities with diplomacy, negotiation skills and an ability to work well across functions and academic disciplines.

Further information

This is a full-time, fixed-term role until 30th June 2022, starting in September 2020. This post is funded by the Wellcome Trust.

This role will be appointed at Professional Services, Level 4 (£47,842 - £57,606 per annum) or Level 5 (£57,606 - £65,949 per annum) depending on experience. 

The selection process will include a panel interview and a presentation.

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UK Border Agency’s Points Based System.  Any candidate, who is considering applying for this position and requires sponsorship, must ensure that they are able to obtain permission to work in the UK through an appropriate immigration route.

Queries relating to the position should be directed to Prof. Dan Elson at d.elson@imperial.ac.uk.   

Should you have any queries regarding the application process please contact Marianne Knight at marianne.knight@imperial.ac.uk.

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk Please ensure that you include the job reference number in any correspondence.

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About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is the UK’s only university focussed entirely on science, engineering, medicine and business and we are consistently rated in the top 10 universities in the world.

You will find our main London campus in South Kensington, with our hospital campuses located nearby in West and North London. We also have Silwood Park in Berkshire and state-of-the-art facilities in development at our major new campus in White City.

We work in a multidisciplinary and diverse community for education, research, translation and commercialisation, harnessing science and innovation to tackle the big global challenges our complex world faces.

It’s our mission to achieve enduring excellence in all that we do for the benefit of society – and we are looking for the most talented people to help us get there.

Additional information

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

  • Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity
  • Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams
  • Consider the thoughts and expectations of others
  • Deliver positive outcomes
  • Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination
  • Develop and grow skills and expertise
  • Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment. We are an Athena SWAN Silver award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people.