Partnerships and Communication Manager: Queen Mary Innovation Ltd


About the Role

The role will support QMUL international research and innovation activities within the School and Medicine and Dentistry (SMD) and School of Humanity and Social Science (HSS). The post-holder will be proactive in the creation of international partnership opportunities supported by multiple funding sources, developing these into successful collaborative research proposals. He/she will communicate effectively with the faculties and external stakeholders through call alerts, newsletters and events; and manage an internal database on partnerships and project pipelines.


The purpose of this role is to identify and develop international research and innovation partnerships with ODA countries and high-performing research countries (e.g. US, Canada, Japan, Singapore and China), with an emphasis on initiating and supporting bilateral joint research proposals funded by the Newton Fund, UK-PACT, Fund for International Collaboration (FIC) and UKRI Lead Agency schemes etc. A strategic and analytical approach will be required to identify competitive advantage and assess academic research strengths as to their suitability for various types of international funding opportunities.


About You

The successful candidate will hold a post-graduate degree in health and medical sciences.  You will have at least 3 years’ experience in a research/innovation partnership and proposal development role, ideally within higher education.  You will have project management experience, with good organizational skills.  An understanding of innovation process, and international business practice would be desirable.


About Queen Mary Innovation Ltd 

Queen Mary Innovation Ltd (QMI) is Queen Mary University of London’s (QMUL) wholly-owned technology transfer company and is responsible for the commercialisation and management of the University’s intellectual property and portfolio of spinout companies. The Global Innovation Partners team at QMI is leading on QMUL international research and innovation development, working closely with Directory of Research Services and faculties’ research management teams.


About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is part time (28 hours per week), fixed term appointment for 8 months, maternity cover, £41,000pa (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Manyi Cristofoli at

Applications can be made via, ref: QMUL23818

Closing date: 
Monday, January 18, 2021
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