Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Senior Executive/Executive (Depending on experience) - Faculty of Engineering

Job summary

Do you have significant experience in commercial deal-making or licensing in an engineering business environment? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Join us in supporting Imperial’s research collaborations with business and technology commercialisation activities. Imperial values collaborative research that combines real-world business challenges with academic curiosity and research rigour to deliver tangible benefits for...

Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00236
  • Date posted 19 March 2019
  • Closing date 6 May 2019

Job description

Job summary

Do you have significant experience in commercial deal-making or licensing in an engineering business environment? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you. Join us in supporting Imperial’s research collaborations with business and technology commercialisation activities.

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 Shell, Rolls Royce, BP, GSK, Dyson, ABB, Lilly, JLR 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:

  • Promoting College’s capabilities and licensing portfolio and securing collaborative research and commercialisation income;
  • 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;
  • Managing industry partnerships and key stakeholder relationships.

Essential requirements

To do this successfully, you will:

  • Have significant experience in commercial deal making or licensing in an engineering business environment or technology venture capital.
  • Have an understanding of the academic environment, and in particular, university funding mechanisms and technology commercialisation, preferably gained through previous experience of working within HEI or industry
  • Have a strategic and analytical mindset, strong delivery focus, and excellent communication skills
  • Have an understanding of product innovation and technology commercialisation processes

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

Further information

This is a full-time, open-ended position.

 We are now seeking to appoint for two posts. Successful candidates will be appointed at Level 4 (£46,762 - £56,526) or Level 5 (£56,526 - £64,869) depending on experience.

For more information or if you wish to discuss this role informally, contact Ivona M Ryan, 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

Closing date: Monday 6 May 2019

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.

The College is a proud signatory to the San-Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), which means that in hiring and promotion decisions, we evaluate applicants on the quality of their work, not the journal impact factor where it is published. For more information, see https://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-evaluation/

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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.