Innovation Manager: UKRI

Innovation Manager
Salary: £39,748 - £44,166 per annum (dependent on skills and experience)
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Didcot
Full time, Open Ended
Closing date: 10th May 2021

We now have an excellent opportunity for a hardworking Innovation Manager to join the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) and be responsible for delivering the commercialisation of scientific and engineering breakthroughs from the laboratories at STFC. You will have a passion for research and innovation, have the ability to make things happen and take the lead in finding and crafting commercialisation deals.

You will lead on the management of a portfolio of projects across both physical and life sciences. You will drive each part of the commercialisation process from identification of opportunities through to licence or spinout. You will seek out new technologies from within STFC. Nurture the technology by completing commercial assessments, securing development funding, developing business plans for technology exploitation, and leading on licensing the innovation

You will need to build good relationships across UKRI-STFC, academia, industry and investors, and be able to negotiate licence deals and secure investment.

You will play a key part in delivering UKRI-STFC’s innovation and impact agenda and will work as part of our well-established Innovation Team.

About You

We are looking for an individual with a passion for science and its commercialisation. You will have a strong technical background, will have worked in delivery of technology commercialisation and have a results-oriented mind-set and commercial outlook. You will have the ability to easily build relationships to establish industry-academia collaborations and grow your network. You will also be comfortable producing business plans and have knowledge of IPR that may be generated by a large research laboratory.

About us

We are UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) STFC, one of Europe’s largest research organisations! We’re trusted to support, enable, and undertake ground-breaking projects in an outstanding diversity of fields. Through our world-class facilities and people, we’re driving pioneering advances in science and technology.

Our Innovation Team seek to apply the knowledge generated from STFC’s facilities, research, and technology programmes to the wider economy, delivering UK economic growth through exciting spinout companies and impactful technology licences.

What we offer

UK Research and Innovation recognises and values employees as individuals and aim to provide a pay and rewards package that motivates staff to perform to the best of their ability. The reward package includes a flexible working scheme, a Career Average Revalued Earnings pension scheme, 30 days annual leave allowance and a number of other benefits.

Closing date: 
Monday, May 10, 2021