Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Officer, Faculty of Engineering

Job summary

Would you like to be part of a successful team turning Imperial’s research into inventions that tackle real-world problems? 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? Do you have a background in physics, computing, or electrical and electronic engineering? Would you like to be introduced to technology...

Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00570
  • Date posted 29 July 2021
  • Closing date 22 August 2021

Job description

Job summary

Would you like to be part of a successful team turning Imperial’s research into inventions that tackle real-world problems? 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? Do you have a background in physics, computing, or electrical and electronic engineering? Would you like to be introduced to technology commercialisation or further develop your career in technology transfer? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you, join us in supporting Imperial’s research and technology commercialisation activities.

Based in our Faculty of Engineering, you will be working with influencing world-leading academics to commercialise new technologies (including software) and/or form startup companies, assessing and evaluating inventions, learning how to develop new commercial strategies for transferring technologies to industry and supporting negotiations of the appropriate licensing contracts, in conjunction with legal experts.

Imperial is a leader in industry-university collaborations and technology commercialisation and you will be an integral member of Imperial’s Enterprise Division, working with leading global companies and our world class researchers to develop research and technologies through collaboration and commercialisation.

Imperial recognises and rewards collaboration and innovation. We take pride in bringing tangible benefits to society by making an impact in industry and encourage academics and research staff to work across departments, fields, and institutional boundaries to tackle industry challenges and translate their research into inventions.

intellectual property, and ultimately into partnership and licensing deals or startup businesses.

We bring businesses, researchers, and students together in a flourishing entrepreneurial ecosystem, which you can be part of.

 

Duties and responsibilities

As a service provider to the Faculty of Engineering supporting academics in their interactions with industry and commercialisation activities, you will have significant involvement towards managing the Faculty’s IP portfolio, prospecting, shaping, and developing commercialisation opportunities in the home Faculty departments as well as cross-College multi-disciplinary opportunities.

Activities will include:

  • Promoting College’s technologies and
  • Assessing research discoveries, analysis and evaluation, and advancement of technologies through to market adoption via collaboration with industry, access to translational funds, licensing, or spinout.
  • Contributing to shaping and negotiating appropriate commercialisation agreements, in conjunction with our Commercialisation In-House Lawyer
  • Contributing towards securing commercialisation income.

Essential requirements

We are looking for applicants with passion for understanding the industry-academia collaborations and commercialisation. To be successful in this role you will have a background in physics, chemistry, computer sciences or electrical and electronic engineering, preferably evidenced by a PhD. An understanding of the academic environment, and in particular technology commercialisation, preferably gained through previous experience of working within HEI or industry is highly desirable.

Strong delivery focus, excellent communication and administration 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 Technology Transfer Officer, Translation Officer/Manager, Research Assistant, Commercialisation Officer/Manager, Research and Business Partnerships Officer within the technology, pharmaceutical, chemicals, 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 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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