This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced consultancy and contract research manager to join our team to support the commercial exploitation of our world class research. With an ambitious institutional strategy around research excellence and knowledge exchange, this role is central to our mission and will be responsible for growing commercial funding, as part of a dynamic team sitting at the heart of the University.
Reporting directly to the University’s Director of Research and Innovation, you will lead a small team driving up interest and engagement in commercial opportunities and advising and supporting academic colleagues to undertake consultancy and contract research. You will work alongside the Senior Research Funding Manager and the Senior Innovation Funding Manager in providing an excellent and responsive advisory and support service to academics across all disciplines.
You will have a creative, proactive approach to problem solving and be able to use your experience to help realise the commercial potential of opportunities presented to you from a variety of sources. You must be well organised, with the ability to prioritise work effectively, working under pressure to deliver against tight deadlines. A particularly important feature of this role is establishing and maintaining positive relationships with both academic colleagues and external clients to ensure that projects are delivered successfully.
For an informal discussion about the role contact Murray Parkin firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01752 588930
This is a full-time position working 37 hours per week on a permanent basis.
Interviews are expected to take place 5 and 6 May 2020, and you will be notified if you have been shortlisted or not.
Closing date: 12 midnight, Sunday 12 April 2020
The University of Plymouth is committed to equality of opportunity, promoting a diverse and inclusive culture, demonstrated through our commitment to the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and as a Stonewall diversity champion. All applications will be judged solely on merit, however, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in the workforce, for example black and minority ethnic groups.
University of Plymouth holds a TEF (Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework) Silver by the Office for Students.