Role: Collaboration Manager (Faculty of Technology)
Department: Research & Innovation Services
Contract: Full-time, fixed-term for 2-years
Salary: £35,211 - £38,460 per annum
Closing date: 16th April 2019
Interview date: 24th April 2019
Originating Organisation: University of Portsmouth
At the University of Portsmouth, we are passionate about ensuring that our world-leading research has an equally positive impact on people’s lives locally, nationally and internationally. At the heart of this are the collaborations we have with businesses and the partnerships we build with them.
Working as part of the Collaboration Manager Team, we are recruiting a Collaboration Manager who will take the Team’s lead on its work with the Faculty of Technology.
We are looking for a self-starting, creative, team player with significant ambition, and a passion and aptitude for working across university and business sectors and an ability to bring them together. We work hard, but with a healthy work/life balance and job satisfaction (including 32-days annual leave and many staff benefits). We want to make a difference, if you do too then this could be the role for you.
Business-facing activities are increasingly important to the UK’s universities, with the UK Government expecting the increasing socio-economic impact from universities. The Faculty of Technology is very active and well-placed to further respond to this challenge.
Working closely with the Faculty’s Innovation and Impact Development Manager, the role will be an external-facing champion to:
- Work with the Faculty of Technology in developing deep and broad strategic partnerships with external partners, primarily businesses
- Support the Faculty in activities that contribute to achieving their income and academic targets
- Work as part of the wider RIS Collaboration Manager Team to meet its internally-facing and externally-facing objectives
- Facilitate new business engagement opportunities
- Undertake concept- and bid-preparation
- Identify opportunities for commercialisation of faculty intellectual property
The key routes for realising these opportunities will be largely through collaborative and applied research, consultancy, technology transfer/commercialisation, and training courses.
The Collaboration Manager will also work with the Commercialisation Manager to identify and develop technology transfer and wider commercialisation activities within the Faculty. Applicants are welcome from academic and businesses environments, especially those with experience of both.