I-SEC Project Development Manager

Open University - Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics; School of Engineering & Innovation

Temporary contract for 12 months

The University is seeking to establish a jointly funded International Stress Engineering Centre (I-SEC) at the Harwell Science campus in Oxfordshire. You will manage and support the development of I-SEC’s strategic research capabilities, collaborations and consultancy services with a particular emphasis on shaping the business model, stakeholder relationships and resources. There will also be a focus on generating research funds through identifying relevant philanthropic and public funding opportunities, and coordinating the development of winning research proposals to be submitted. Ultimately, you will be responsible for managing I-SECs business and adding value by securing funding, supporting the delivery of complex, collaborative research between industry and academia, and widening market opportunities for growth.

You will hold a good master’s level degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific or technological discipline, with relevant previous experience of research and development including of industry led research and product innovation processes. You will have significant project, event or relationship management experience, an understanding of engineering competitor analysis, market positioning and market segmentation with the ability to manage and develop early stage technical ideas into a focused strategy. You will be capable of conversing with experts across engineering and energy domains with an understanding of the academic environment, and in particular, university funding mechanisms, preferably gained through previous experience of working within an HEI.

Closing date: 9.00 am, 3 January 2017

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