Technology Transfer Officer
Research & Innovation Services
Managerial, Professional and Specialist Staff – MPSS
You will be employed as a Technology Transfer Officer and will support the University within Research and Innovation Services, Commercial Development Team in Technology Transfer for the College of Physical Sciences and Engineering in order to demonstrate the utility and impact of intellectual property generated from their research, carrying out supporting work, providing advice, guidance and support, and leading projects within this area.
This post is full-time, available immediately and is open-ended.
Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum (Grade 6)
Date advert posted: Friday, 25 January 2019
Closing date: Monday, 11 February 2019
Please be aware that Cardiff University reserves the right to close this vacancy early should sufficient applications be received.
Cardiff University is committed to supporting and promoting equality and diversity and to creating 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 have the ambition to create a University which seeks to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligation to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. In supporting our employees to achieve a balance between their work and their personal lives, we will also consider proposals for flexible working or job share arrangements.
- Provide professional advice and guidance on Technology Transfer processes and procedures to internal and external customers that will have institute wide impacts, using judgement and creativity to suggest the most appropriate course of action where appropriate, and ensuring complex and conceptual issues are understood
- Take responsibility for resolving issues independently within Technology Transfer in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering where they fall within set role objectives
- Investigate and analysis specific issues within Technology Transfer in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering, creating recommendation reports, supported by advances within Technology Transfer
- Ensure that the provision of Technology Transfer in the area of Physical Sciences and Engineering is delivered to the institution, proactively changing the delivery according to customer requirements
- Establish working relationships with key contacts, developing appropriate communication links with the University’s Schools/Directorates and outside bodies as required
- Create specific working groups from colleagues across the University to achieve the Commercial Development Team’s objectives
- Plan and deliver specific small scale projects, co-ordinating and supervising project teams created as needed
- Develop and deliver training within Technology Transfer on Intellectual Property and Commercialisation
- Undertake a variety of administrative duties to support the department
- Instruct and guide other employees across the University within Technology Transfer as required
- Ensure that an understanding of the importance of confidentiality is applied when undertaking all duties
- Abide by University policies on Health and Safety and Equality and Diversity
- Perform other duties occasionally which are not included above, but which will be consistent with the role
Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.
When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g. Supporting Statement for 8017BR.
Degree in a Physical Sciences, Engineering or a subject which is highly relevant to this area /NVQ 4 or equivalent Professional membership/experience
Substantial experience of working within Technology Transfer and commercialisation if University Intellectual Property
Able to demonstrate professional knowledge in the commercialisation of University Intellectual Property to give advice and guidance to internal and external customers
Proven experience in developing new processes and procedures
Ability to communicate conceptually detailed and complex information effectively and professionally with a wide range of people
Evidence of ability to explore customers’ needs and adapt the service accordingly to ensure a quality service is delivered
Proven ability to develop networks in order to contribute to long term developments
Evidence of ability to solve expansive problems using initiative and creativity; identify and propose both practical and innovative solutions
Evidence of demonstrable knowledge of key advances within Technology Transfer and commercialisation of University Intellectual Property
Evidence of ability to undertake and deliver specific projects and supervise short term project teams
- Postgraduate/Professional qualification
- Experience of working in a Higher Education environment
- Fluency in Welsh, written and oral
Research and Innovation Services
Cardiff University is an ambitious and innovative university with a bold and strategic vision located in a beautiful and thriving capital city. Our research is world-leading and we provide an educationally outstanding experience for our students. Driven by creativity and curiosity, we strive to fulfil our social, cultural and economic obligations to Cardiff, Wales, and the world. With an annual budget exceeding £500 million, around 6,000 staff and over 28,500 students, it is a member of the Russell Group of the 24 leading UK research-intensive universities.
The University’s ambition is to rank consistently among the top 100 universities in the world and the top 20 in the UK. In doing so, we will focus on key areas of education, research and innovation, internationalisation and engagement. This ambition and strategic direction is set out in ‘The Way Forward 2018-23’ which can be accessed from Cardiff University’s home page at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/about/home
Cardiff University is also developing its Innovation System through an ambitious programme of investment in people and in its Research and Innovation infrastructure. Research funding awards from competitive, external sources (grants and contracts) exceed £100 million annually and the University aims to grow this further through winning grants from the Research Councils and charities, industry, government and from European Commission and a range of other international sources.
Research and Innovation Services is one of the nine corporate Professional Services Departments in the University. The Department’s primary responsibility is to support the University’s three Colleges, their Academic Schools and Academic staff in generating income from external sources for research, innovation, engagement, commercialisation and international activities. We are based on the 6th and 7th floors of McKenzie House, 30-36 Newport Road, at the south end of the campus and near to Cardiff city centre with further offices serving the Heath Park biomedical and health campus and the Academia Europaea Knowledge Hub (in the Hadyn Ellis Builkding).
The Director of Research and Innovation Services is Dr Dave Bembo, and the Department’s work is organised around five functional groups:
Research Grants Office: led by Elid Morris, Head of Research Grants
Research Governance and Contracts: led by Dr Kathy Pittard Davies, Deputy Director.
Research Development and European Office: led by Dr Amanda Roberts-Jones, Head.
Commercial Development: led by Dr Nick Bourne, Deputy Director.
Innovation System: led by Rhys Thomas, Head
Salary Range Min: 33,199
Salary Range Max: 39,609
Job Category: Business / Strategic Management
Grade: Grade 6