Senior Partnerships Manager (Science & Engineering)

Research Services
Business & Partnerships Team

Senior Partnerships Manager (Science & Engineering)
Starting salary - £54,853


Queen Mary University of London is a world-class, internationally renowned Russell group University. The 2014 Research Excellence Framework ranked us in the UK’s top 10 multi-disciplinary Universities. We have launched a new and even more ambitious strategy to 2030 and are attracting some of the brightest minds from across the world. We aim to go higher and are committed to strengthening our business development activities to help build profitable partnerships between our academic schools and the key economic sectors where we can achieve the greatest impact.

We are now looking to appoint a Senior Partnerships Manager to support the Faculty of Science and Engineering in its relationships with businesses, focusing on the development of substantial research partnerships through strategic initiatives, collaborative schemes and contract research. Successful candidates will be business development professionals with a sales-orientated approach, experienced in identifying opportunities, developing partnerships, creating persuasive proposals and setting up and delivering business initiatives. The post-holder will be responsible for advancing the external engagement of relevant schools, working with academic leaders to deliver innovative business solutions for clients involving research and development, knowledge transfer, consultancy and use of facilities.

Reporting to the Assistant Director - Business Development, the post-holder will lead, manage and deliver support for business collaborations across the Faculty including the line management of two Business Development Managers. The post-holder and their team will work closely with our academic community, providing a high-level of client focus, to develop and maintain key partnerships and commercial opportunities - contributing to competitive research proposals, and advising on strategies to develop research and Knowledge Exchange activities. There will be an emphasis on generating substantial, long-term relationships with commercial partners, recognising the benefits that these types of relationships bring to academic research, teaching and impact.

The successful candidate will have exceptional communication and relationship management skills, alongside commercial acumen and a proactive, creative approach to resourcing academic research. You will have experience of working at the interface between public and private sectors, ideally gained through working in a similar role in a research-intensive University or commercial environment.

The post is full time and permanent with a starting salary of £54,853 inclusive of London Allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, access to a pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme.

Application Instructions: 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Kalpana Chaturvedi at

Information about the Faculty of Science and Engineering can be found at

Application enquiries can be directed to

For further details and to make an application please visit and search for QMUL19047

Application Closing Date: 
12 July