Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Officer – Faculty of Engineering

Job summary

Would you like to be part of a successful team developing research and technologies through commercialisation of Imperial’s discoveries? Join us and contribute to generating major impact across one of the World’s leading universities. Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for research and technology? Would you like to further develop your career in technology transfer? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you - join us...

Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00262
  • Date posted 8 May 2019
  • Closing date 22 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

Would you like to be part of a successful team developing research and technologies through commercialisation of Imperial’s discoveries? Join us and contribute to generating major impact across one of the World’s leading universities.

Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for research and technology? Would you like to further develop your career in technology transfer? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you - join us in supporting Imperial’s technology commercialisation activities and industry partnerships.

Imperial values collaborative research that combines real-world business challenges with academic curiosity and research rigour to deliver tangible benefits for society. Working in partnership with industry to increase academic engagement in collaborative research and commercialisation lies at the heart of the College’s enterprising ecosystem.

Imperial is a leader in industry-university collaborations and technology transfer and you will be an integral member of Imperial’s Enterprise Division, working with leading global companies (major sponsors are BP, Shell, Agilent Technologies, Samsung, GSK, Astra-Zeneca, Dyson, ABB, etc.) and our world class researchers to develop research and technologies through collaboration and commercialisation.

Duties and responsibilities

As a service provider to the Faculty of Engineering supporting academics in their interactions with industry and commercialisation activities, your main duties will include supporting the Director of Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC), Faculty of Engineering and the IPC Senior Executives and Executives as appropriate in:

  • Assessment of research discoveries, analysis and evaluation, and advancement of those technologies through to market adoption via collaboration with industry, access to translational funds, licensing or spin out;
  • Promoting College’s licensing portfolio and research capabilities and securing commercialisation and/or collaborative research income;
  • Managing key stakeholder relationships;

Essential requirements

We are looking for applicants with a good appreciation for research and development in a relevant field (medtech, engineering, computing etc.) and a passion for technology transfer to help us turn Imperial’s research into inventions that address real world needs.

You should also demonstrate an understanding and ideally some experience of translation of University innovations into commercial products.

Strong delivery focus, excellent communication skills coupled with an understanding of the academic environment are also essential.

This career opportunity will maximise to the full your experience and interest in roles such as Enterprise Officer, Strategic Relationship Manager, Research and Business Partnership Manager, Licensing Executive or Associate and Technology Transfer Manager within the pharmaceutical, chemicals, technology, engineering, higher education, government sectors or similar.

Further information

Please apply with an application form via the online system. CVs without a completed application form will not be considered.

For further information, contact Ivona Ryan, Executive Coordinator at i.ryan@imperial.ac.uk

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

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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.