Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Intern – Faculty of Natural Sciences

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? The internship offers a unique and exciting opportunity a highly motivated applicant to gain experience supporting the development of research collaborations with industry and the commercialisation of...

Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00562
  • Date posted 13 July 2021
  • Closing date 8 August 2021

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?

The internship offers a unique and exciting opportunity a highly motivated applicant 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 a 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.

You 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 are essential in this role.

Further information

This role is full-time and fixed-term for 6 months.

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

We reserve the right to close the advert prior to the closing date stated should we received a high number of applications. It is therefore advisable that you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

For further information, contact Eunice Anderson, IPC Coordinator at eunice.anderson@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.

We are committed to equality of opportunity, to eliminating discrimination and to creating an inclusive working environment for all. We therefore encourage candidates to apply irrespective of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion and belief, gender identity, sex, or sexual orientation. We are an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Disability Confident Leader and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

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