About the Role
This role will support Queen Mary University of London researchers in the Science & Engineering (S&E) Faculty to develop academic partnerships with businesses with an emphasis on making applications to the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme, an Innovate UK scheme that facilitates innovation in business. The role will also manage the QM KTP Project Manager (new post) to ensure the delivery of efficient and successful KTP projects.
The role is based within an established Business and Partnerships team that is part of QM’s Research Services Directorate. The post-holder will work closely with the academic staff to understand institutional and faculty priorities and develop collaborative projects with government, other research institutes and industry partners in high priority areas. Within the team the post-holder will have a particular responsibility to prospect for and initiate KTP applications within a wider remit of engagement with industry partners. Additionally, the post holder is required to work closely with other Professional Services staff, particularly those who are functionally aligned with business engagement, research development and management including the Joint Research Management Office (also part of the Research Services Directorate) and Queen Mary Innovation Ltd.
Reporting to the Senior Partnerships Manager S&E, the post-holder will be required to interact and work cooperatively with the wider Business Development and Partnerships team. This role is client (internal and external) facing and the post-holder is expected to be at the clients’ site or on campus for three days per week.
The successful candidate for this busy and diverse role will ideally be a science graduate with a relevant post-graduate qualification. You will have experience of the HEI or similar science and engineering sectors and possess knowledge of the UK research funding landscape and knowledge exchange. You will have experience in a business development or income generation role and be able to build collaborative relationships with funding partners. You will have experience in the writing and reviewing of research proposals, show attention to detail and be able to produce high quality funding applications. Experience in the development and management of KTP proposals and projects is desirable. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are a key requirement, as it the ability to manage and prioritize tasks within a busy portfolio of activities. The post holder is also required to show effective communication and relationship management skills whilst working with multiple and varied stakeholders.
About the Department
The role sits within a friendly Business Development team that is part of Queen Mary University of London’s Research Services Directorate.
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 Dept W situated between the Mile End and Whitechapel campuses in London. It is a full time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be Grade 6, £51,048 per annum, 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.
We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as Women, Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic groups as these groups are underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.
Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Joanne Chamberlain at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 (0) 77766 981171
To apply for the role, please visit: https://www.qmul.ac.uk/jobs/vacancies/items/8426.html