Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Internship

Job summary

Would you like to work alongside Imperial’s experienced Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation professionals on promoting College’s capabilities and licensing portfolio and securing collaborative research and commercialisation income? We have three internships available one in the Faculty of Engineering, two in Faculty of Medicine. The internships offer a unique and exciting opportunity for three highly motivated applicants to gain...

Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00257
  • Date posted 3 May 2019
  • Closing date 17 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

Would you like to work alongside Imperial’s experienced Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation professionals on promoting College’s capabilities and licensing portfolio and securing collaborative research and commercialisation income?

We have three internships available one in the Faculty of Engineering, two in Faculty of Medicine.

The internships offer a unique and exciting opportunity for three highly motivated applicants to gain experience supporting the development of research collaborations with industry and the commercialisation of Imperial’s discoveries.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Key activities will involve:

  • Assisting the development of commercialisation plans, due diligence, patenting, licensing deals 
  • Assisting with intellectual property searches and filing patents
  • Relationship and network building
  • Mapping College research capabilities specific to industry partners’ areas of research interests
  • Technology scouting
  • Marketing, communications and event planning around University-Industry partnerships and innovation

Essential requirements

We are looking for applicants with passion for understanding the industry-academia collaborations and commercialisation. To take advantage of the internship, ideally you will be a quick learner used to working independently and dealing with unforeseen problems or circumstances in a proactive and methodical manner. You will also need to be able to plan and progress work activities, using initiative and judgement.

Successful applicants should have or be about to complete a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline and experience of science/engineering commercialisation would be a benefit. You should also demonstrate a passion for enterprise, ideally, also possessing some experience of related activities.

You will work with a wide range of people so good interpersonal and relationship management skills, as well as the ability to build and maintain good working relationships is essential in this role.

Further information

This role is a full time, 6 months' fixed - term position. 

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ivona Ryan, Executive Coordinator at i.ryan@imperial.ac.uk

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference 

For technical issues when applying online, please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

The College cannot normally apply for a Certificate of Sponsorship for this post under Tier 2 of the UKVI’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.

 

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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.