Translational Research Development Manager

University of Glasgow - MVLS College Of MVLS Administration

Job Purpose

The postholder will facilitate the translation of research within the College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, including driving relevant College strategic priorities and developing a culture of engagement with commercialisation. They will proactively identify, and support academics to engage with relevant funding opportunities, potential industry partners and other stakeholders.

The post holder will be accountable and responsible for the operational delivery of the newly formed Glasgow Precision Diagnostics and Therapeutics Hub. As part of the College’s wider Industrial Engagement infrastructure, the Hub will drive growth and development of the University’s biomedical and life sciences translational pipeline by providing coordinated access to funding, expertise and project management support to maximise probability of success.

Importantly, the Hub will coordinate activities planned through the University’s MRC ‘Confidence in Concept’, ‘Proximity 2 Discovery’ and BBSRC ‘Impact Accelerator Accounts’ to:

  1. de-risk innovations to secure next stage grants (e.g. MRC DPFS) or industry collaborations (including innovate UK funding) - or investment for spin out company formation;
  2. up-skill our academics engaging with impact and commercialisation;
  3. deepen and expand our external partnerships with industry and investors; and
  4. develop and progress our pipeline of opportunities.

Standard Terms & Conditions

Salary will be on the Management, Professional and Administrative Grade, level 8 £42,418 - £49,149 per annum.

This position is full time and has funding until 30 April 2021 in the first instance.

New entrants to the University will be required to serve a probationary period of 6 months.

The successful applicant will be eligible to join the Universities’ Superannuation Scheme. Further information regarding the scheme is available from the Superannuation Officer, who is also prepared to advise on questions relating to the transfer of Superannuation benefits.

It is the University of Glasgow’s mission to foster an inclusive climate, which ensures equality in our working, learning, research and teaching environment.

We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the organisation in promoting gender equity

The University of Glasgow, charity number SC004401.

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