Senior Partnership Manager, Newton Fund and Commercialisation, Innovation China UK (ICUK): Department: Queen Mary Innovation Ltd

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a world-class, internationally renowned Russell group University. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranked us in the UK’s top 10 multi-disciplinary Universities. We have launched a new ambitious Strategy 2030 and are attracting some of the brightest minds from across the world.  We aim strengthen our international research and commercialisation activities and to build strong partnerships with key overseas partner countries.

The Innovation China UK (ICUK) programme is based at Queen Mary Innovation Limited - a wholly-owned subsidiary company of Queen Mary University of London (QMUL). We are now seeking to appoint a Senior Partnership Manager to develop QMUL international research and innovation partnerships with Newton Fund countries including China, Brazil, Malaysia, Turkey, Egypt, Mexico and India, as well as key commercialization partner countries including North America, Japan, South Korea, Singapore and China. The post holder will be expected to be proactive in creating early stage opportunities and developing these into successful research/innovation partnerships. The emphasis is on delivering Newton Fund proposals, contract research projects and technology commercialisation opportunities with the UK and international HEIs and commercial partners.

A strategic and analytical approach will be required to assess academic research strengths as to their suitability for international collaborative research and knowledge exchange funding opportunities. The post holder will have a strong delivery focus in a complex organisation; balance planning, influencing, facilitating and project management in order to produce successful outcomes for multiple projects. Ultimately, the post-holder will be expected to generate and diversify QMUL research incomes.

The salary of this permanent post will be circa £50,000 per annum inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, interest free season ticket and Universities pension scheme. Part-time engagement will be considered – minimum 28 hours per week.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Manyi Cristofoli at

Application enquiries should be directed to

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 22nd October.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Closing date: 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
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