Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Executive - Faculty of Engineering: Imperial College London

Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for research and technology? Would you like to develop a career in technology transfer turning Imperial’s research into inventions that address real world needs?   If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you, join a successful team and play a leading role in commercialising the ideas of world-leading academics researchers.

Join us and contribute to generating major impact across one of the World’s leading universities. 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 Imperial’s enterprising ecosystem.

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 licensing deals or start-up 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, your main duties will include:

  • Assessment of research discoveries, analysis and evaluation, and advancement of those technologies through to market adoption via collaboration with industry, access to translational funds, licensing or startup formation;
  • Protecting intellectual property through patents and other appropriate forms of intellectual property protection
  • Advising on IP and commercial strategy
  • Negotiating appropriate licensing contracts, in conjunction with our Commercialisation Office
  • Promoting College’s licensing portfolio and securing commercialisation income;

Essential requirements

To be successful in this role you will have a background in material science, chemistry, physics or engineering, preferable evidenced by a PhD with a passion for technology innovation and entrepreneurship.

You will also have some experience in IP management and licensing in an engineering business environment or in a technology venture capital.  A strategic and analytical mindset, strong delivery focus, excellent communication skills coupled with an understanding of the academic environment, product innovation and technology commercialisation processes are also essential, preferably gained through previous experience of working within HEI or industry.

This career opportunity will maximise to the full your experience and interest in roles such as Licensing Officer, Licensing Executive, Commercialisation Manager/Officer, IP Manager and Technology Transfer Manager/Officer within the technology, software, pharmaceutical, chemicals, higher education, government sectors or similar.

This role may be suitable as a secondment for those who would like to progress their career and/or experience working in the Enterprise Division.

Further information

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

Type of contract: full time, 8-month maternity cover

For further information, contact Eunice Anderson, IPC Coordinator at  

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Closing date: 
Sunday, January 26, 2020
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