The University of Aberdeen is seeking a Commercialisation Officer to join the Impact and Knowledge Exchange team in Research & Innovation.
School/Section: Research & Innovation
Staff Category: Academic
Position Type: Full Time
Duration of Post: Substantive
Grade: Grade 7
Salary From: £40,792
Salary to: £48,676
Closing Date: 21/08/2019
Ref No: RAI062A
Research and Innovation (R&I) consists of teams of specialist advisors dedicated to maximising the University's research income, identifying and nurturing impact and facilitating interactions with external organisations to contribute to the delivery of the University’s founding aim of being “open to all and dedicated to the pursuit of truth in the service of others”. R&I are the first point of contact for business, facilitating access to the University's expertise and working closely with colleagues in the University's Schools.
The postholder will work with academic staff to identify and develop opportunities for engagement with industry and commercialisation of University technologies and expertise, identifying intellectual property for both licensing and company creation opportunities, supporting proposals for external translational funding and protection of intellectual property.
You will have a good first degree in a science subject and direct experience of working in knowledge exchange and/or technology transfer. A postgraduate degree and experience of working in a higher education institution is desirable. You will have a track record of negotiating and closing deals. Your qualities will include being a team player but you will also be able to work on your own initiative, with excellent organisational and administrative skills. You will be an excellent communicator, able to convey complex and detailed information effectively.
Salary will be at the appropriate point on the Grade 7 salary scale and negotiable with placement according to qualifications and experience.
Any appointment will be made subject to satisfactory references and a 12 month probation period.
For further information on various staff benefits and policies please visit www.abdn.ac.uk/staffnet/working-here
This post does not meet the minimum requirements as issued by UK Visas & Immigration (UKVI) to qualify for an employer-sponsored visa. We are therefore unable to consider applications from candidates for this post who require sponsorship to work in the UK.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 August 2019
Should you wish to make an informal enquiry please contact
Dr Ann Lewendon, Commercialisation Manager, Research & Innovation