IP and Commercialisation Administrator

Rothamsted Research

Overview Of Role

Do you get a thrill from streamlining workflow processes and efficiently managing databases? Do you enjoy the challenge of managing complex systems under tight deadlines, interacting with staff of many occupations and dealing with multiple clients?

Rothamsted Research is the world’s longest running agricultural research institute, globally recognised for excellent science and lasting benefits to agriculture and farming practices over more than 170 years. Our founders were among the scientific innovators of modern agriculture.

We are seeking a highly-organised individual to provide support to the Head of our Intellectual Property Rights and Commercialisation group, aswell as more generic support for the management of commercial and translational projects within the Science Innovation, Engagement and Partnerships (SIEP) Directive.

Specifically, we seek an individual for two areas of responsibility: 

  1. Supporting the organisation and management of the institute’s IP and business portfolio, and;
  2. Providing general finance, project management and project systems administrative support to ensure the smooth and efficient running of our Innovation, Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation activities.

This is an important position that offers the opportunity to be involved in IPR and commercialisation functions at the centre of the Institute and to contribute to process improvement to enhance the quality of service we provide. The role holder should have prior experience of managing databases,organising workflows and business activities. They should be able to provide evidence of a commitment to delivering excellent customer service, be flexible over work tasks and prepared to learn new systems as well as have good inter-personal skills. Prior experience of working with both government and commercial sectors and of using business information services, such as MyIP would be highly beneficial.

Interviews will be on 2, 5 and 6 March 2018. 

About The Company

Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

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