Would you like to play an important role in helping to transfer the extensive knowledge and expertise embedded within the University of Cambridge for the benefit of the wider world?
Salary, circa £30,000 – £35,000 depending on experience
Based on the West Cambridge site, Madingley Road
Sitting at the heart of Europe’s most successful technology cluster, Cambridge Enterprise is the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge. We support academic staff and students, and turn technology, expertise and innovation into a valuable and sustainable portfolio of companies, investments, licences and consultancies.
We are looking for a Commercialisation Associate to join the Consultancy Services team, who help facilitate consultancy projects between University staff and external organisations through provision of support services. The team work with a wide range of external customers including national and international companies of all sizes, governments and charities and help support University staff across all disciplines. This creates a very interesting and varied role.
As a Commercialisation Associate your role would include negotiating terms with external clients, drafting contracts, monitoring projects, supporting the relationship between internal and external clients and helping to develop and promote the business.
Ideally you will have a degree-level qualification, preferably in a business, technical or legal subject, alongside experience in a commercial or research environment. The ability to cope with a fast paced, high turnover environment is essential.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, well-organised candidate who has excellent communication skills. The ability to prioritise and to handle a number of projects in parallel, while maintaining an active customer focus, is key. Experience of handling and/or negotiating commercial contracts would be a real advantage but training will be provided.
Working for a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, you will be offered a competitive salary with performance related pay, generous holiday, a University pension and a flexible working environment.
Closing date: Sunday 19 January 2020
We will hold a two—stage interview process; the first interviews will be held on Wednesday 29 January 2020