EIRA Knowledge Exchange Fellow, Biotechnology

University of Kent - Kent Innovation and Enterprise

Do you have a demonstrable track record of working with business in the Biotechnology sector?

Working closely with all Enabling Innovation: Research to Application (EIRA) partners, the KE Fellow will bring together research and expertise from across the consortium, build critical mass and coordinate with local KE teams and network partners. The successful applicant will increase and amplify the economic impact of sector expertise at EIRA partners within the local business community.

As EIRA KE Fellow Biotechnology you will:

  • Lead the thematic work for Kent across the EIRA consortium to deliver a programme of innovation support through a combination of well-established and more novel methods.
  • Support and contribute to the ambitions of productivity and growth in eastern England, as highlighted in the Government’s Industrial Strategy and the Science and Innovation Audits (SIAs)
  • Create and cultivate sustainable partnerships with both the business support community and directly with businesses to shape EIRA’s sector activities

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Postgraduate qualification (or equivalent) in a relevant subject.
  • Experience of working at the interface of business and academia.
  • A demonstrable track record of business engagement in the Artificial Intelligence field.
  • Demonstrable skills required to deliver innovation, research and development programmes (R&D) either in commercial or academic environment.

EIRA (Enabling Innovation: Research to Application) seeks to build knowledge connectivity across eastern England to improve business productivity through innovation.

It is a £4.7 million fund from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to establish a network that will support business innovation in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent.

The position will be managed within the Kent Innovation and Enterprise department but based within the School of Biosciences and expected to liaise between Schools and Professional Service Departments in order to deliver the principles of EIRA.

Kent Innovation & Enterprise (KIE) is a busy department with a dynamic team. Our Vision is to be recognised as a leading University for our innovative and creative approach to knowledge exchange: one that combines the dissemination and exploitation of research, knowledge, innovation and expertise for economic, social and cultural benefits for society. Innovation and enterprise departments are common on the campuses of major universities that want to capitalise on the opportunities to work with industry, private, public and third sectors organisations.

The office comprises five teams;

  • Business Development
  • Commercialisation
  • Industrial Strategy
  • Student Support and
  • Project Development and Funding and is supported by a dedicated administration team.

Further Information

Interviews are to be held: 21 Mar 2018

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post. If you require further information regarding the application process please contact The Resourcing Team on jobs@kent.ac.uk quoting ref number: REG1221

Please note - applications must be made via the University’s online application system. You will be required to fill in the main details section of the application form as well as upload your CV and a cover letter. Your cover letter should clearly and explicitly address the requirements of the Person specification and you should provide clear evidence and examples in your application which back-up any assertions you make in relation to each criterion. We recommend a maximum of 4 x A4 sides for this document.

CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

No agencies, thank you.

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