Senior Commercialisation Manager - QMUL29170

About the Role

The Senior Commercialisation Manager is an important position in the Biopharma team of QMI, who will manage a highly varied portfolio of projects principally from the Barts and London School of Medicine and Dentistry. You will seek out new opportunities, evaluate commercial value and working with our reserachers develop and implement commercialization strategies. You will work with a variety of stakeholders including academics, funders, licensees and investors.

About You

You will have a strong background in medical or life sciences with a PhD or business qualification. You will have demonstrable experience in successful technology commercialization with knowledge of drug development pathways. You will also have excellent communication and project management skills.

About Queen Mary Innovation Ltd

Queen Mary Innovation Ltd (QMI) is Queen Mary University of London’s wholly-owned technology transfer company and is responsible for the commercialization and management of the University’s intellectual property and portfolio of spinout companies. This role is within the Biopharma team at Queen Mary Innovation.

About Queen Mary

Queen Mary University has been ranked joint 7th in the UK for the quality of its research in the latest REF results. Across the University, 92% of Queen Mary’s research was assesses as internationally excellent or world leading. The School of Medicine and Dentistry is a highly successful faculty comprising six institutes. They bring research awards of circa £100m per year, with a research portfolio that spans from discovery and applied science, through translational and clinical research complemented by applied health research. The impact of our research is far-reaching, with extensive partnerships across the globe to facilitate large-scale projects. Top ten in the world for citations in Medicine (QS Rankings 2021), and with four of our academics ranked in the global top 1% most highly cited in medicine, our researchers are recognised internationally as leaders in their respective fields.

Queen Mary delivered an exceptional performance in the first Knowledge Exchange Framework when benchmarked against English Russell Group Institutions, ranking in the top 10% for research partnerships and public and community engagement and the top 20% for IP and commercialisation:


Working for a subsidiary of QMUL 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 team is based at the University Enterprise Zone in Whitechapel London. We offer hybrid working and the role will be based on site ideally 2-3 days a week (more if preferred). It is full time, permanent appointment. The starting salary will be up to £65,000 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance depending on experience.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly including job sharing.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Deborah Carter at

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

Application Instructions: 
Application Closing Date: 
31 October 2022