Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Intern, Faculty of Medicine

Job summary

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. You will work alongside Imperial’s experienced Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC)...

Job listing information

  • Reference PRO00747
  • Date posted 1 June 2022
  • Closing date 26 June 2022

Job description

Job summary

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.

You will work alongside Imperial’s experienced Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC) professionals on promoting College’s capabilities and licensing portfolio and securing collaborative research and commercialisation income.

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

Duties and responsibilities


  • Promoting College’s research capabilities and licensing portfolio

  • Assisting with business development activities

  • Support with due diligence processes on current and prospective industry partners

  • Relationship and network building

  • Mapping College research capabilities specific to industry partners’ areas of research interests

  • Marketing, communications and event planning around University-Industry partnerships and innovation

  • For further requirements of this role please refer to the Job Description

Essential requirements

We are looking for applicants with passion for understanding the industry-academia collaborations and commercialisation. You must have completed an undergraduate level degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant scientific or technological discipline.

You must be proficient in using computer software systems such as Microsoft Office applications, online databases and other ICT applications. You will also need to be able to plan and progress work activities, using initiative and judgement.

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.

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.

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

Further information

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

The closing date for this application is 26 June 2022.

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

For further information about this role, pelase contact Iwona Przychodzen, IPC Coordinator at i.przychodzen@imperial.ac.uk

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/

The College believes that the use of animals in research is vital to improve human and animal health and welfare. Animals may only be used in research programmes where their use is shown to be necessary for developing new treatments and making medical advances. Imperial is committed to ensuring that, in cases where this research is deemed essential, all animals in the College’s care are treated with full respect, and that all staff involved with this work show due consideration at every level. http://www.imperial.ac.uk/research-and-innovation/about-imperial-research/research-integrity/animal-research

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.

Imperial’s Enterprise Division is committed to supporting an inclusive and diverse work environment in which we treat each other fairly and appropriately, with kindness and respect. This commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) also builds on the principles set out in the College’s Values and Behaviours.

Enterprise continuously strives to improve the equality and diversity of our Division and to embed EDI principles across our enterprising ecosystem of staff, students and collaborators, so that everyone feels included, respected and treated with dignity.

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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.

Imperial College is committed to equality of opportunity and to eliminating discrimination. All employees are expected to follow the Imperial Values & Behaviours framework. Our values are: 

  • Respect              
  • Collaboration
  • Excellence          
  • Integrity
  • Innovation

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 reassignment, 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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