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

Reference: PRO00265

Date posted: 15 May 2019

Closing date: 9 June 2019

Location: South Kensington Campus(map)

Position type: Full time, permanent

Salary: £56,526 – £64,869 plus benefits

Department: Enterprise


Job summary

Would you like to be part of a successful team developing research and technologies through collaborations with business and commercialisation of Imperial’s discoveries? 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 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 Shell, Rolls Royce, BP, GSK, Dyson, ABB, Lilly, JLR 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 Engineering supporting academics in their interactions with industry and commercialisation activities, your main duties will include:

  • Promoting College’s capabilities and licensing portfolio and securing collaborative research and commercialisation income;
  • Supporting the development of industry partnerships and managing and diversifying a portfolio of existing industry and key stakeholder relationships;
  • 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 spin out; 


Essential requirements

To be successful in this role you will have significant experience in commercial deal making or licensing in an engineering business environment or in technology venture capital.  An understanding of the academic environment, and in particular, university funding mechanisms and technology commercialisation, preferably gained through previous experience of working within HEI or industry is essential.

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.

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 technology, pharmaceutical, chemicals, higher education, government sectors or similar.

Please note there are two posts available, one with a focus on supporting the development of industry partnerships and maintaining a portfolio of existing relations and a second one with a focus on supporting technology commercialisation.


Further information

This role is a full time, open-ended position. 

Closing date: 30th May 2019 (midnight)

*Depending on experience, a successful candidate will be appointed at Level 5 (£56,526 - £64,869) as Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Senior Executive or at Level 4 (£46,762 - £56,526) as Industry Partnerships and Commercialisation Executive.

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