Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Officer - Faculty of Medicine: Imperial College London

Are you a highly motivated individual with a passion for research and technology? Would you like to further develop your career in business development, relationship management and technology transfer? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you, join us in supporting Imperial’s research collaborations with business and technology commercialisation activities.

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.

Imperial is a leader in industry-university collaborations and technology transfer and you will be an integral member of Imperial’s Enterprise Division, working with leading global companies (major sponsors are GSK, Astra-Zeneca, Nestle, Agilent Technologies, Samsung, Dyson, ABB, BP, Shell etc.) and our world class researchers to develop research and technologies through collaboration and commercialisation.

Duties and responsibilities

As a service provider to the Faculty of Medicine supporting academics in their interactions with industry activities, your main duties will include supporting the Director of Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation (IPC), Faculty of Medicine and the IPC Senior Executives and Executives as appropriate in:

• Promoting College’s research capabilities and licensing portfolio and securing collaborative research and commercialisation income;
• Assessment of research discoveries, analysis and evaluation, and advancement of technologies through to market adoption via collaboration with industry, access to translational funds, licensing or spin out;
• Managing industry partnerships and key stakeholder relationships;

Essential requirements

We are looking for applicants with a passion for understanding the industry-academia collaborations and commercialisation. To be successful in this role you will have essential experience in providing dedicated support for senior professional services and academic staff, as well as experience in relationship and/or project management in medicine, academic or business environment (e.g. pharma, biotech, medical devices etc.).

Strong delivery focus, excellent communication and administration skills coupled with an understanding of the academic environment are also essential.

This career opportunity will maximise to the full your experience and interest in roles such as Business Development Manager, Business Development Executive, Relationship Manager, Corporate Partnerships Executive, Corporate Development Manager, Corporate Relationship Manager, Strategic Relationship Manager, Research and Business Partnership Manager, Licensing Executive and Technology Transfer Manager within the pharmaceutical, chemicals, technology, higher education, government sectors or similar.

Further information

Closing date: 5:00 pm, Thursday 17th October 2019

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

Type of contract: Fixed-term (6 months), with possibility of extension

For further information, contact Ivona Ryan, Executive Coordinator

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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.

All Imperial employees are expected to follow the 7 principles of Imperial Expectations: 

Champion a positive approach to change and opportunity

Communicate regularly and effectively within, and across, teams

Consider the thoughts and expectations of others

Deliver positive outcomes

Encourage inclusive participation and eliminate discrimination

Develop and grow skills and expertise

Work in a planned and managed way 

In addition to the above, employees are required to observe and comply with all College policies and regulations.

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.

Closing date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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