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

Would you like to be part of a successful team turning Imperial’s research into inventions that tackle real-world problems? Join us and contribute to generating major impact across one of the World’s leading universities. Based in our Faculty of Engineering, you will be working with and influencing world-leading academics to commercialise new technologies (including software) and/or form spin-out companies, analysing and evaluating...

 

Reference PRO00290

Date posted 17 July 2019

Closing date 25 August 2019

LocationSouth Kensington Campus(map)

Position typeFull time, permanent

Salary£56,526 – £64,869 plus benefits

Department Enterprise

Category Professional / Support Services / Business Development

 

Job description

Job summary

Would you like to be part of a successful team turning Imperial’s research into inventions that tackle real-world problems? Join us and contribute to generating major impact across one of the World’s leading universities.

Based in our Faculty of Engineering, you will be working with and influencing world-leading academics to commercialise new technologies (including software) and/or form spin-out companies, analysing and evaluating inventions, developing new commercial strategies for transferring technologies to industry and negotiating appropriate licensing contracts, in conjunction with legal experts.

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, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 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:

· 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; 
· 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 significant experience in 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 Licensing Executive, Commercialisation Manager, IP Manager and Technology Transfer Manager within the technology, software, pharmaceutical, chemicals, higher education, government sectors or similar.

 

Further information

Closing date: Sunday 25th August 2019

For further information, contact Ivona Ryan, Executive Coordinator at i.ryan@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online, please contact: recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

Salary: 
£56,526
£64,869
Closing date: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019
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