Technology Transfer Manager (Physical Sciences and Chemistry): University of Southampton

Technology Transfer & Impact Programmes

Location:  Highfield Campus

Reference:  1320320TW

One of the top-ranked universities globally, the University of Southampton is an exceptional place where people achieve remarkable things. Outward looking and research intensive, Southampton has gained prestigious recognition for its wide-ranging successes and history of world-changing achievements. 

We have a strong tradition of enabling researchers to commercialise their research through enterprise, licensing, and spinouts.  The University is ranked as the top UK University for consultancy income and has a number of highly successful enterprise units. We have created more than 28 spinout companies since 2000, three of whom have been floated on the London AIM market. The University is a founding member of the SETsquared Partnership commercialisation consortium which, in 2019, won the Global Number One University Business Incubator title for the 3rd consecutive time. 

The University of Southampton has an exciting opportunity to join its successful and dynamic technology transfer team as Technology Transfer Manager for our physical sciences and chemistry disciplines. The successful candidate will be responsible for an exciting portfolio, working with leading scientists and engineers from several prestigious departments, covering, amongst others, bioengineering, next generation diagnostics and medical devices and drug discovery.  

To fill this role you will need to have considerable commercial acumen, pragmatism and a solid understanding of risk management. You will work with world-class researchers, entrepreneurs, global partners and investors to help shape and develop strong mutually beneficial commercialisation deals.  

You will be driving a wide-ranging portfolio of commercialisation projects in order to maximise the impact of our research and to increase income to the University through commercialisation deals and/or spinout creation. 

You will have excellent communication skills, be well-organised with the ability to multi-task and to work well as part of a virtual team. You will be a self-starter and enjoy the challenge of making things happen in a dynamic environment.  If you have a relevant science degree or similar qualification with a proven track record of successful commercialisation then we would like to hear from you.   

For an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Tucker, Departmental Coordinator, telephone: + 44 (0)23 80594686, email:

Application procedure:

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Hannah Farrance (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 2750. Please quote reference 1320320TW on all correspondence.

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We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

Closing date: 
Monday, January 18, 2021
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