Business Development Manager (Science & Engineering)

About the Role

This role will support Queen Mary researchers in the Faculty of Science & Engineering (S&E) to develop academic research partnerships with businesses. Within the team, the post-holder will have a particular responsibility to support the development (with QMUL academics) of business led Innovate UK collaborative (CR&D) grants, UK public sector research grants, and other business funded research contracts. Reporting to the Senior Business Development 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.

About You

If you are a business development and income generation professional, with relevant experience in and knowledge of Science and Engineering / HE sector, writing/reviewing research grant funding proposals and experience in submitting public sector grants/bids/tenders, then we look forward to receiving your application.

About the Department

The role is based within an established Business and Partnerships team that is part of Queen Mary Universityof London’s (QMUL) 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.

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.

Application Closing Date: 
15 April 2024