Knowledge Exchange and IP Commercialisation Associate : UWE Bristol

Job title: Knowledge Exchange and IP Commercialisation Associate

Job reference: R00373

Application closing date: 21/08/2019

Location: Frenchay Campus

Salary: Grade G - £33,199 - £39,609

Job Type: Administrative

Research, Business and Innovation (RBI) is a dynamic, friendly department with a strong team ethos and comprises approximately 90 staff.  RBI supports, develops and enhances the University's framework for research, for example grant bidding and post-award management, professional development and business engagement. We have a caring culture in RBI and make it a priority to look after our staff.


About You 

This new post offers considerable opportunity for a highly motivated individual to manage a portfolio of projects aimed at translating intellectual property (IP) based research outputs to realise economic, social and cultural impacts. This means helping and guiding research staff to generate impact from the IP that arises from their research, whether by commercial or non-commercial routes. The post holder will identify and facilitate new relationships with external users of research, for example companies and charities. A key part of this role will be to take ownership for and develop an IP awareness program for researchers. 


About UWE Bristol

We are a well-established university, with over 30,000 students, 250,000 alumni and 3,600 staff. UWE Bristol is one of the largest providers of Higher Education in the South West. We are globally connected and regionally embedded, with strong employer and partner connections. Students come to study with us from all over the UK, as well as from 140 different countries, making this a diverse and interesting place to study. We achieved 89% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Satisfaction survey in 2018, this excellent result puts us as the top university in the South West and in 7th place nationally. In 2019 we were placed in the Guardian's Top 30 Universities in the UK and we achieved TEF Gold status.

Bristol itself is a hub of social and cultural activity and is a big pull for students and employers alike. A place with a strong, creative and fiercely independent mindset. A city with a buzzing music scene, great restaurants and interesting business ventures. It's not surprising Bristol is consistently named as one of the best places to live and work in the UK.


Further information

If you would like an informal discussion, please contact Jim Houlihan on 0117 328 3642 or email:

This post is not available on a job share basis.

In addition to progressive pay rates, UWE Bristol offers a wide range of staff benefits including a generous holiday allowance of 27 days, up to 12.5 bank holiday/closure days per year in addition, flexible working, excellent defined benefit pension schemes and the option to participate in the cycle to work scheme.

This post is based at our lively Frenchay campus where we have invested in the latest facilities and resources to give our students access to everything they need to succeed - with GBP 300m having been spent recently on new state-of-the-art learning spaces and accommodation to enhance our offer even further. Frenchay campus is within close proximity to excellent motorway links and within walking distance of two train stations, making UWE Frenchay Campus the ideal place to work for those wishing to commute to Bristol. 

UWE is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity to create an inclusive working environment. We believe this can be achieved through attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse range of staff from many different backgrounds who share our ambition to be a university recognised for the success and impact of our practice-oriented programmes; our strong industry networks and our inclusive global outlook.

Closing date: 
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
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